With the history function, SciFlow offers you a way to save versions of your document along the way of your writing process. That allows you and others to keep track of your document’s progression. 

How the history function works

Via the history button, you’ll be led to your document’s archive, where you can save the current version of your paper. Furthermore, here you and your collaborators may review older versions and with that the overall development of your text. Please note that saving versions of your document has to be done manually and is not done automatically.

When to use the history function

If you are looking to restructure, revise, or maybe even delete certain sections of your text without fearing to lose progress, we recommend using the history feature. That approach lets you confidently work on parts while giving you the ability to retrace the original state of these segments, should you be displeased with the outcome or want to restart. Besides that, a regular update of your document’s archive gives you the same benefits of a backup in case of unforeseen changes in general.
To return to a prior state of your document, you can copy and paste the respective sections of the original iteration back into your current SciFlow document.

The benefit of caringly naming your documents

The larger a project grows the more document versions you may need. That’s why naming is a crucial aspect of helping you navigate through your document archive. For one, it allows co-authors or commenters to orient themselves between the progress of your work. And secondly, you can search saved versions by name or organize them alphabetically or chronologically. Therefore, a coherent approach to naming versions may let you find desired ones more comfortable.

 

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