What is a document version history?
In addition to seeing what changes have been made you can also see when the changes were made and by whom. We created this feature to enhance smooth collaboration and offer you a more transparent legal management workflow.
How does Contractbook version history work?
When you open a contract draft, you can find the version history in the right-hand side navigation bar. It is represented by a grey clock icon. Just click on the clock icon to open the version history menu.
Every time you press save while working on your drafts, a new version is created in the version history. You can browse through the different versions to see how the draft has evolved during the creation progress.
The version history is structured chronologically and shows you when the changes were made and by whom.
Who can see the document's version history?
If you are the document owner, you decide whether a draft's version history is visible to those it is shared with. By default, only the document owner can see the version history.
Click on Show the version history to others to make it visible to those who have access to the draft.
Please be aware that the version history may contain sensitive personal data that should not be shared with others.
Note: Other collaborators on the draft will be able to see that the version history is hidden from them.
How can I view a specific old version?
You can choose to view only a previous or the current version of a contract draft by selecting it. A draft is selected when it is highlighted in green in the version history menu.
You can recognize the current version of your draft by the small green circle placed to the right of its details.
Can I compare different versions?
If you want to compare two different versions of a contract draft you can do so by selecting both versions in the version history menu. Content that was removed will be displayed in red, while additionally added one will be highlighted in green. You can choose to compare any two versions of the same draft.
Now, you are ready to start using the version history of your legal documents. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us in our Support chat.