Collaborative editing no longer allows you to discard your changes. It suggests that, instead, you "use undo (Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z) to discard your personal changes".
However, if I'm editing a page, then I leave editing, and then return to editing the page, Undo is not available. The option is greyed-out until I make additional edits.
Someone on our team made some edits they'd like to revert, but they aren't sure of every edit that they made on the page.
here is the answer I got from the support team regarding this change in the editor:
This is indeed the expected behavior from the latest version of Confluence, and if you don't want to continue with the draft you made earlier, you will have to remove it from the Drafts page
We had also several issues too, publishing updates we didn't want... so at te moment, we "try" to avoid using Confluence (you can imagine I'm not pleased with that)
Please have a look at this page and vote :-)
What I'm plainly miss is the capability of comparing the draft with the last published page.
For instance, when I go and edit a page with "unpublished changes" then what exactly are those changes (made by others) ?
I.o.w. while editing I'm missing a button labeled "Compare to Last Published Page".
I also need such comparison as a verification that nobody mistakenly garbled up a part of the page prior to updating it.
Do you mean that the cloud version doesn't have it? How does an ordinary user get to know if it's cloud or not?
When I edit a page on 6.5.1 I see the Changes save text as soon as I make a mod (so do we run the server version?). Hovering over it promises to show the changes, but clicking on it doesn't seem to do anything. When I open that link in another window the new window waits forever. (Firefox 59.0.2 64 bit)
Overlooked scenario? You bet! The "community" mode of editing is a formidable technical feature, and it works really great. However ... they just did forget that 99% of page editing is NOT community, it is personal.
I just messed up my draft by a wrong paste operation, overwriting my entire page. Thank you guys.
The only workaround I see is to save the bad draft and then to immediately revert to the previous revision. And this pollutes the page history, too.
As a minimum, removing the draft should be possible at any time whenever nobody else but you did make changes.
Let's say that you accidentally edited a page and for some reason the changes got saved. You'll see then a label "UNPUBLISHED CHANGES" at the top of the page. Then, if you go to "Your recent Work" (wiki/my/recent-work) you'll see the label too.
Now, while being at "Your Recent Work", click the "page" whose changes you want to revert -> click edit button -> At the bottom, next to PUBLISH/CLOSE, click the 3 dots -> You'll see an option named "Revert to last published version". Click it! Accept the dialog that appears next! (Revert Page) And that's it!
If you now go to: "Your recent Work" (wiki/my/recent-work) you won't see the page with the "UNPUBLISHED CHANGES" label (you won't see the label neither in the page itself)
Sorry, probably I forgot to mention that I'm using the Cloud version of Confluence.
Exact version is:
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It might differ from version to version. Particularly, even on Confluence Cloud it was not so obvious how to delete the UNPUBLISHED CHANGES and that's the reason of my comment above.
As stated in previous comments in this same thread, it's probably different the way in which you might be able to do the same thing in your version, or, it might not have the capability just yet.
Just a thought. I'm one and all positive about Confluence, no word about that. However, Atlassian introduced the collaborative editing as a ubiquitous, mandatory way of editing content. Each methodology has its drawbacks. The superior collaborative editing is, the more frustrating it can be for 99 percent of the simple individual content editing. Yes, 99 percent is just individual changes. But now, if I open someone else page, I mess up the content deep near the end of it - let's say by mistake - and I merely "close" the page then this person (and others) may continue to change content later on without even ever having seen what I did !! Besides the words UNPUBLISHED CHANGES (what exactly did change??) the mods aren't even visible in the page history. Fixing such page can sure be cumbersome.
Wouldn't it be an idea to be able to choose the edit mode? To start with: two buttons: Edit and Edit Collaborative. The first button would just use the good old merge strategy - or even just lock the page.
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