I'm aware that confluence docs are automatically saved, and you can resume editing a doc at any time, but is there a plug-in or feature that can be added to manually save the draft without publishing?
Multiple times the page has failed to save draft, and I've been forced to open a new tab and copy over the information that wasn't saved.
It would also make typing doc's less stressfull, as manually saving a draft would be more convienient then having to rely on it to save automatically.
You might want to look into this plugin: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.k15t.scroll.scroll-versions
I saw this demoed at Atlassian Summit and it would pretty much do what you're saying.
maybe the content publishing plugin is something for you: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/143
With this plugin you have two spaces, a public space and a draft space.
You work in the draft space and publish the pages to the public space when they are ready.