Google Docs doesn't have a save button. Instead, it keeps track of every change. The benefit is that every change can be brought back in the revision history. In this video, Jess Stratton shows you how to view every change to a doc, no matter how small, and how to restore that change to the current document.
- [Teacher] There's no clicking Save in a Google Doc.…Every update, every change you make…is automatically logged to the revision history of the Doc.…You can see who made the change and what was changed.…To access these changes, click All Changes Saved in Drive.…In fact, if you hover your mouse over this,…it's going to tell you when…the last edit was to the document.…Clicking on this link will bring up…the revision history pane.…It's going to tell you how many…edits you've made to the document,…when they were, and who made them.…
You can also see any other revisions…that somebody else has made.…If you wanna see these changes,…you can click on a particular history.…I can see that in this revision,…there were five edits to the document.…Here I can see that I've made this…particular change, I've changed the date.…All changes are color-coded.…You'll notice that my changes,…that is, Leslie Richardson,…which is a fictional character we created,…is denoted by a green color.…
So any changes that you see in the document…that are colored in green had been made by Leslie.…
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