How can I see an earlier version of an assignment I’m working on?
The Versions tab on the Workbench provides a list of previous versions of the assignment.
How to View a Previous Version of an Article:
- While editing a work item, select the Versions tab on the right hand side of the window.
- Click the Select Version drop-down list to view a list of versions.
- Click on the version you wish to view. That version will then be displayed in the Versions tab.
- Select Revert To if you want to replace the current version in the Workbench with the older version you’re viewing in the Versions tab.
Important: Reverting to a previous version will change everything: text, attachments, etc., so make sure the older version has everything you need. If you do not wish to replace everything, you may also copy text from a previous version and paste it into the current version using the Paste as Plain Text feature.
Note: A new version is saved only when an assignment has moved from one stage to another (from writer to fact-checker, from fact-checker to editor, from editor back to writer, etc.). This means writers usually won’t see any versions in the Versions tab.