There's no way to discard unpublished changes at the moment.
The thing I do is to publish your changes and then revert to the previous version ( three dots --> History --> Restore the previous one).
I hope it will work for you as well.
Hi David, currently it's not possible to discard changes in a draft, as they're autosaved. We have already a feature request for that and you can find it at CONFCLOUD-45721. You can vote for it to increase it's popularity and watch it to receive further updates, you can also add your thoughts in a comment.
Let me know if you have any questions :) Otherwise, you can accept the answer as valid.
Let me get this straight. The official Atlassian response is to pollute your page's history just to discard changes you no longer want? Utterly disappointing.
Oh, and this is for noncollaborative editing. No one else has made any changes to the page. This is ridiculous.
@JM This advice is out of date, in the intervening 18 months we have changed the interface. In the ... menu next to the Publish/Close buttons there is an option to do what you'd like:
For unpublished drafts there is an option to "Delete unpublished page".
For published pages, in the same ... menu you have an option to "Revert to published page".
I hope that helps.
@Phil Oye No, it doesn't help. I'm writing this in April 2019, and I came here because I DON'T find any option to discard unpublished changes.
I tried to make some formatting changes to my page, and it got messed up due to unintuitive formatting tools, so I closed the browser window and came back hoping that the changes would go away. There it says 'unpublished changes', and although the page displays correctly on view mode, if I went to edit more it shows the changed version.
There's no way now to discard those changes. I HAD to hit 'Update' and then restore the previous version from the page history. This is soooo stupid. If you auto-save my changes, there should be an easy way to revert as well.
Maybe I am missing something ....
I just opened a page that I had been editing earlier this year but I never published/saved the page - i.e. I had just closed my browser.
When I opened the page in edit mode today this is what I get
That comment was for our Hosted version still on v 5.8.13
But I also have a Cloud instance
You can discard
if you have an unpublished draft of the page, the title line looks like this
Now, down in the bottom right corner click the Ellipsis three dot icon
Select the Revert option and this pop up appears
I hope that helps
My first post was our association Server based instance, the second with the "revert to last published version" was on my Cloud based site (with Blue menu bar) which is running version 1000.0.0-40d5a496fa9
Hi, Sorry for the delay in responding. I was on vacation.
My blue bar is on the top and the version is 'Confluence 6.6.5'
I see the option to discard only when I make the changes and hit the Close (picture below) button to close right after making those changes:
When I hit the Close button, I see the following:
This is the ONLY time I see that dialog box ever.
If I accidently close the browser window, my changes are auto-saved, and when I come back I see NO option to discard those changes. I only see the following on top of the page. Nothing happens if I click on it.
At the bottom, there's an Update button that will publish these changes, and a Close button that'll just exit the Edit mode and take you to the View mode. Like I said above, this Close button will ask if I want to discard changes, ONLY when I select that button right after making changes. If you close the browser window and come back, it won't provide that option.
So essentially, if you miss discarding your changes the first time, you miss it for ever (at least in this version that I'm using).
If you have a page showing that "UNPUBLISHED CHANGES" message at the top, what happens when you are in Edit mode and you go to the bottom right corner of the page and click the Ellipsis three dot icon as per the image in my last post ?
@Rodney, I don't see those ellipsis at the bottom right corner of the page when I go in edit mode.
Here's what I see on top of the page in View mode:
When I go into Edit mode, the following is what I see on the top of the page:
and here's what I see on the bottom of the page:
There is NO ellipsis anywhere on the bottom of that page when I go in Edit mode. Hope this helps.
I don't see question mark on the bottom left of my page/side bar. Here's what I see there:
There's a ? on the right top, which gives out this version number:
Just close the editing window without saving
that returns you to view mode
next time you open it in edit mode it will notify you there is a draft and whether you want to resume editing or discard
Hi David, you are correct, the button reads "Save and close", which has the described behaviour: it preserves the draft and returns to view mode without updating the epage.
@Phil Oye Why on earth this has to be so complex? I only see three options now: preview, update, close. If you just add another one: 'Close without Saving' that should easily solve this. Also provide an option to discard changes for those who close the window without choosing any of these options, when the return.
I thought it would be helpful to consolidate the answers to this question, and to provide additional clarification to the answers that had been given.
As of Confluence Server 6.15, the way to discard your drafts without saving is to click on the triple ellipsis ( "..." ) at the bottom right of the editor (next to the "Publish" and "Close" buttons).
As of Confluence Cloud 1000.0.0-98902f4c0cc, the user experience is the same as Confluence Server 6.15.
@Tom , the user experience is different for Confluence Server 6.6.5.
As you've said, when you've made any changes and click close, a dialog shows up and asks you whether you want to (1) keep the draft or (2) discard all changes (or everyone's changes, in the case of collaborative editing).
If you had closed the browser window, the system assumes you had chosen to keep the draft.
When the draft has been kept, and you yourself have not made any changes, the dialog will not appear when you close the editor.
If there has been changes to the draft, but none of these changes were made by you, then the dialog will not appear when you close the editor.
If you had made any changes to the draft (even a single extra space, a new line, or deleting and rewriting any word in the page), then the dialog will appear again.
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