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Versioning in WebSpace

Versioning is a method of tracking changes that involves creating new copies, or versions, of a file each time the file is modified. Keeping different versions of files can be helpful if you are working on a document where you might need to revert to older copies, or if you are working on a document with other people.

Turning Versioning On or Off

  1. Click the file.

  2. Select Manage, and then select Versioning from the pop-up menu.

  3. Select the Enable/Disable Versioning button to turn versioning on or off.

Viewing an Older Version of a File

  1. Click the file for which you want to view previous versions.

  2. Select Manage, and then select Versioning from the pop-up menu.

  3. Click the version number of the file you want to view. The older version will open.

Editing an Older Version of a File

  1. Click the file for which you want to view previous versions.

  2. Select Manage, and then select Versioning from the pop-up menu.

  3. Select the checkbox next to the version of the file you wish to view.

  4. Click the Copy button to duplicate the file.

  5. Rename the copy of the file if you want, and then click the OK button.

The new version of the file will appear in the main document manager screen. You can open and edit the file from there without altering the content of the original file.

File Checkout and Checkin

  • Click the Checkout File button to edit the file and save it multiple times without creating several versions of the file. This will also lock the file to prevent other users with write permissions from making changes.

  • Click the Checkin File button to save the changes made to the file while it was checked out. This will also remove the lock that was in place during checkout.

  • Click the Uncheckout File button to undo any changes made to the file during checkout.

Last updated June 8, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

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