File History

Use the History tab to see a file's history and compare the current version to previous versions and to restore a file to a previous state.

easyDITA maintains an exhaustive audit history for each file in the content library. Each time a file is closed, easyDITA creates a revision that's saved as part of the file's history. You also have the option to manually commit and save a file, creating a revision in the file's history.

Note: This capability is not enabled by default. Contact your easyDITA representative to enable it on your easyDITA instance.

Restore a File Revision

Restore a file to a previous state, creating a new revision in the file's history.

  1. In the content library, right-click the file you want to restore a revision of and select History .
  2. Select the revision you want to restore.

    The revision you want to restore is selected and the content for that revision appears.

  3. Click Restore .
  4. Click OK .

    The Edit the commit details dialog appears.

  5. Optional: Change the status of the file.
  6. Optional: Enter a comment for the restore.
  7. Click Save .
The revision is restored and becomes the current revision. If you changed the status of the file, this will show in the content library and Resource Viewer Pane. If you left a comment in the commit dialog, the comment will show in the History tab.

Compare File Revisions

Compare the revisions of a file to view changes made between revision events. The comparison highlights text indicating content that was removed. Removed content is highlighted in red and struck through. Added content is highlighted in green and underlined.
  1. In the content library, right-click the file you want to compare the revisions of and select History .

    The History tab in the resource manager shows.

  2. Select the revision you want to compare with.
    For example, if you want to compare a previous revision to the current version, select Current.
  3. To compare the selected revision with another revision, click Compare with selected for that revision.