If you’re a long time Microsoft user you may be used to saving multiple versions of the same document to create version control. You know what I mean right? We’ve all got documents that have titles like:
or perhaps you used a more sophisticated method that included dates and times:
Either way, it was a pain particularly if you were making lots of changes and felt you needed to, therefore, save a new version every time a major (or minor) change was made.
In Google Drive, you don’t have to worry about any of that as Google Docs automatically saves a new version every 30 secs. So even though you might not have a TARDIS, your document can always go back in time.
To see all versions:
1. Open the document in Google Docs
2. Click on File from the Menu bar
3. Click on Version history > See Version History
The full version history of that document will now be visible on the right-hand side of the screen:
Click on each version to see the changes that have been made (they’ll be highlighted so you can see them easily in the document). If the document has been shared, then you can also see who made changes and when.
Want to restore a particular version?
Just click on the blue button at the top of the screen: Restore this version and you’ll now be viewing that version as the main document.
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