Use document revisions

Applies to MindManager used with Mindjet Catalyst.

You can save a "snapshot" of a workspace document as a revision that you can view at any time. You can save multiple revisions of the same document over time. If you make changes to a document that you want to discard, you can "roll back" to an earlier version by reverting to a previous revision.

Only workspace Owners and Authors can create and revert revisions.

The list of revisions for the selected document appear on the Previous Revisions tab in the Properties and Previous Revisions pane. Revisions are "read-only", but they can be viewed at any time.

You can revert a document to a previous revision, or, if you want to re-use the content of the revision in a new document, you can save it as a local document. If it is a revision of a map file you can create a new map from it.

If you remove a document from a workspace all its revisions are removed as well.

Create a revision

  1. Do one of the following:

  1. Enter the comment for the revision (for example, why you are creating it), then click OK.

An entry for the new revision will appear on the Previous Revisions tab in the Properties and Previous Revisions pane. You can sort the list of revisions by clicking on the column headings.

Manage revisions

Use commands on the Previous Revisions tab in the Properties and Previous Revisions pane to view, restore, or delete revisions.

Use and save revisions

You can save a revision of a map as a new local map, or use its content as the basis for a new map. Revisions of files (non-map documents) can also be saved to your local system.

Save a revision as a local document

  1. In the Previous Revisions pane, right-click the revision in the list, then click Save a Copy.

  1. Choose a location and enter the name for the new document.

Create a new map from the revision

  1. In the Previous Revisions pane, right-click the revision in the list, then click New Map from Revision.

  2. The map opens in Map View.

You can add content or just save the map.

Link to a revision

You can copy a hyperlink to a revision that you can paste into another map or document. When a user clicks the link, they can view the revision if they are a member of the revision's workspace.

You can paste the link into a map, or into another document or chat message.

To email a link to the revision:

Edit Revision Comments

  1. Right-click the revision in the list, then click Edit Revision Comments.

  2. Enter the new comment for the revision.