Our organization is moving over from Google Docs to Confluence and would like some way to suggest changes and track changes in documents. Specifically when we are writing new features in existing documentation we would like to distinguish what has already been released vs. what is still pending development. Currently we do this by suggested changes in Google Docs as a clear way to see what has not been implemented yet and an easy way to accept the changes when the feature is implemented and released.
Does anyone know if Confluence has features that would accomplish this goal or any great add on for this use case?
In-line comments sound like what you need. Check out the documentation for them here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/comment-on-pages-and-blog-posts-139483.html
In Confluence, you can simply mark them as Resolved when the feature is released (this makes the comment go away, but you can still see it in the page's history of resolved comments). Alternatively, if you edit the page and replace the text the comment is attached to (for instance, the text might be "Pending Development" and you change it to "Released"), the comment will automatically be resolved.
But more generally, since you asked if there are any add-ons... People generally track this sort of thing in Jira. You can use Jira macros in Confluence to show the status of all your issues (bugs, feature requests, etc.). See here for documentation about showing the status of Jira issues on Confluence pages: https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/jira-issues-macro-139380.html
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I know this answer is almost a year old, but the inline comments aren't really what they were looking for. What the suggestions in Google Docs does, is letting the one writing a comment make edits, that are marked in the document and may be rejected or accepted, by acknowledging the comment.
You may make comments with this feature, but it does nothing to actually edit the document, which I believe is what was requested.
Another power of suggestions in Google Docs is to make a suggested edit by someone who the owner might not want to give privileges to edit outright. The owner can then approve a suggestion with one button click, rather than needing to manually adjust the document, as they would need to in Confluence.
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