How do i now discard my changes without saving as a draft?

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Hi David.

There's no way to discard unpublished changes at the moment.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.

Does this include the draft itself, once saved, when the document has been previosly published?

Phil Oye Atlassian Team Apr 09, 2017

A workaround is to publish the page and then revert to the previous version in Page History.

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.

Phil Oye Atlassian Team Sep 02, 2018

@JM This advice is out of date, in the intervening 18 months we have changed the interface.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For unpublished drafts there is an option to "Delete unpublished page".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.

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

I'm running Confluence Cloud and the only buttons are Update (publish) and Save & Close (draft). There is no simple close, which just returns to view mode, without saving.

Phil Oye Atlassian Team Apr 09, 2017

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.

Not getting a prompt anymore.

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