Suggest Changes like in Google Docs

Hi, 

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?

Thanks!

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Daniel Eads Community Champion Nov 28, 2017

Hi Teresa,

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

Cheers,
Daniel

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