Support and Documentation

Drafts
Creating drafts

The initial content for an asset is the first draft. You can create additional drafts from previously saved drafts.

Creating an initial draft
Procedure. To create an initial draft:
  1. In the Quick Start widget, click the content type for which you want to create a draft. The content edit form appears.

  2. In the content edit form, start authoring the asset.

  3. In the editorial toolbar, click |mi-save|.

After you save an initial draft, the content edit page starts tracking information about the asset's drafts.

Draft information in the content edit page
Figure 24. Draft information in the content edit page


Referring to the previous illustration—

  • The Revisions widget appears in the content edit page listing the initial and subsequent drafts.

  • The color of the border under the editorial toolbar indicates the asset's state.

  • The initial draft remains in the content edit form.

Creating additional drafts
Procedure. To create additional drafts:
  1. Search for and open the item in the content edit page.

  2. In the Revisions widget, select a draft from which you want to create a new one. The draft's information appears in the editorial toolbar.

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  3. Modify the item.

  4. In the editorial toolbar, click |mi-save|.

Brightspot saves the new draft, and lists it in the Revisions widget.

Comparing a draft with the live version

You can compare a draft to the currently live revision.

Procedure. To compare a draft with the live version:
  1. Search for and open the item in the content edit page.

  2. In the Revisions widget, select the draft that you want to compare with the live version. The draft appears in the content edit form.

  3. Under the editorial toolbar, click Compare to Live.

Brightspot displays the differences between the selected draft and live version.

Comparing a draft or revision with the live version
Figure 25. Comparing a draft or revision with the live version


Merging a revision into a draft
Republishing from a draft