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How to revert to previous saved version of a story

I'm trying to revert to the previous saved version of a story in Jira.

Found this help article

However, there is no "page history" option in the ellipsis dropdown as per the instructions.

I can see the previous versions at the bottom of my story when I select "history" under activities, but there is no option to revert from there. I can copy and paste the content from that history but all the styling is stripped out. It's a MASSIVE story and I don't want to have to reformat the whole thing.

I thought it might be my permissions but our Jira admin person also can't see the page history under the ellipses. 

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Warren Community Leader Dec 12, 2019

Hi @Fiona Morrison 

The link that you've included is for Confluence, which does indeed keep a history of the changes and it allows you to revert.

Unfortunately, Jira doesn't have that functionality and the only way I know of "reverting" is to check changes in the History section.

Ahh right, thanks Warren for getting back to me. Looks like I'm reformatting! At least there's still a history!


Where is the history section of the ticket? On a next Gen project. 

I've just come into the same isssue - Large ticket description with formatiting, lost. And its in the description with what appears to be the old style markedown sytnax.


but the new editor dosn't accept the old style markdown.


So I need to reformat all my headings, all my lists, all my tables.


Can the new editor support (or transform) || | | style tables, and (/) when pasted in, as well as * bulleted lists and the older h4. h3. style headings. Thatd be Fab!

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