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Save Draft & Save in Edit Metadata

Hello, I would like to know the difference between those 2 buttons - Save Draft and Save when I want to edit a metadata.


  • I'm working with Confluence 7.4.4.
  • When I click on the button Edit Metadata at the top right of my page I have the following windows which appears to modify metadata with those 3 options at the bottom right:


I tried to find a solution with the documentation but I did not find anything.

I thank you in advance for the answers and leads you could give me to explain this special case.

Best regards.

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Brant Schroeder Community Leader Sep 29, 2021

@Victor FLUCHAIRE Save draft will save your changes so when you come back to the page they are there and you can make additional changes but those changes are not yet live.  The save button applies the changes to the page making them live.

Thanks Brant for your answer, I figured it out after some testing.
I have some users who do not want to see this button, did you know if I can remove or at least hide it?

Best regards.

Brant Schroeder Community Leader Sep 29, 2021

@Victor Fluchaire Since you are on server you could use CSS to hide it.  You would need to identify the HTML element and then write some custom CSS and place that CSS in the custom HTML position in the general configuration.  It would then apply the change for all users.

Will do that, even if it's a custom modification, it will works fine.

Thanks for the leads and help Brant.

Best regards.

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