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Viewing and restoring file versions using Content Station 9

Viewing and restoring file versions using Content Station 9

When saving a file in a particular format to Enterprise, a version of that file is saved. When needed, this version can be restored to make it the current version.

Saving versions is done for the following types of files:

  • InDesign layouts
  • InDesign layout templates
  • Layout Modules
  • InDesign libraries
  • InCopy articles
  • InCopy article templates
  • Text files (plain and HTML)
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Audio files

When is a version stored?

A version of a file is stored when one of the following actions take place:

Number of versions available

By default, a specific number of versions are stored per file type:

File type Number of versions saved by default
Layout Module 5
Layout Module template 5
Article 10
Article template 10
Library 5
Audio objects 5
Video objects 5
Image objects 5

Example: 10 versions of an article are saved: versions 1 to 10. The next time an article is saved, the oldest version (version 1) is discarded to make room for the newly saved version.

Note for system administrators: These values can be changed by configuring Enterprise Server.

About version numbers

All version numbers are presented in a “major.minor” notation.

Example: Version '1.2' means major version '1' and minor version '2'.

Each time a file is saved, either the major version number or the minor version number is increased (depending on how the system is configured).

Viewing and restoring versions

Step 1. Do one of the following:

  • Select a file and choose File > Show Versions... .
  • Right-click a file and choose Show Versions... from the context menu.

The Show Versions dialog box appears, showing all available versions of the file.

The Show Versions dialog box

Step 2. Do one of the following:

  • To preview a file as read-only, select a version and click View.
  • To open a file as read-only, select a version and click Read-only.
  • To restore a file, select a version and click Restore. The selected version will now become the current version. When opening the file, the content will be that of the selected older version.
  • To compare InCopy articles, select 2 InCopy articles and click Compare.
  • To download the original file, select one or more versions and click Download.

Reference Materials

Content Station 9 documentation

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