Sunday, February 5, 2017

Revision History in Google Drive - go back in time in your documents!

Revision history in Google is one of the most amazing features in Google. Since documents in Drive never need saving, any edit you make is automatically saved. Revision history allows you the ability to go back in time and grab any version of your document that you would like to. Pretty amazing! Plus it is a great lesson to teach your students or children - even if something is deleted - it can be found and see who wrote it!

Embedded below are two YouTube videos. the first one is a 44 second video followed by a more detailed 1 minute and 55 second video followed by a written description about revision history.






Revision History is available by selecting the following:


File > See Revision History


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You will then be taken to the whole history of your document and be able to revert back to a previous edition.


Be sure to select show more detailed revisions at the bottom right corner of your document.


When you select the time you would like to go back to (make sure to select the blue restore this version).


If you share your document, you will also be able to see exactly what each user has edited on the doc. Each user has a different colored text displayed in the revision history.


Below you will see see a snapshot of what the revision history shows with the timeline and then what it looks like when selected. See how one text is purple and the other is green?


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Revision history in Google is one of the most amazing features in Google. Since documents in Drive never need saving, any edit you make is automatically saved. Revision history allows you the ability to go back in time and grab any version of your document that you would like to. Pretty amazing! Plus it is a great lesson to teach your students or children - even if something is deleted - it can be found and see who wrote it!


Revision History is available by selecting the following:


File > See Revision History


Screen Shot 2017-02-05 at 10.18.21 AM.png


You will then be taken to the whole history of your document and be able to revert back to a previous edition.


Be sure to select show more detailed revisions at the bottom right corner of your document.


When you select the time you would like to go back to (make sure to select the blue restore this version).

If you share your document, you will also be able to see exactly what each user has edited on the doc. Each user has a different colored text displayed in the revision history.

Any questions, please let me know!
Brad