In this video, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows users how to view the revision history of the file that's been saved to OneDrive, and how to copy an older revision of a slide to a current presentation.
- [Instructor] There's a few benefits to saving your file to OneDrive. In addition to being able to share the file, you can also turn Autosave on and off so that you don't ever have to worry about losing any changes. But a really great feature is the ability to look over the revision history and pull back a previous update of the file itself. I have this file, and I've been working on this with Jenny, in fact, I can see that this is already changed a little bit so I think Jenny's been in here and made some changes.
We can find out for sure by clicking History on the top right hand side. Here I can see all the versions that Jenny has been working on. I'll click Open Version, it's going to download and open this previous version, it's showing me that I can either copy content or save this version as a completely separate file. Right now, it's Read Only, I can see that at the top of the screen.
I still have my other current one that I'm working on, this isn't going to interfere. The nice thing about it, is that I can restore a previous version without ever having to worry about losing what I currently have. So here I can go through and see my chats. I can see this version that she was working on. If I wanted to copy content, I can copy and paste the slides right into what I was working on. I can hit Control + C on any particular slide.
Open up my existing presentation and paste it right in. That's the beauty of being able to work with these revisions. It will save everything, and it will even tell me the time and date when the file was being worked on. I can hit the X on the top right hand side and get back to working on the current version of my file.
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