The drafts sidebar allows for easy access to past snapshots, drafts, and autosaves of your script. For an even further, in-depth look at all that you can do with draft management, be sure to check out this guide.
1. Primary Draft
The Primary draft area shows you which draft is the main document you are working on. You can also rename the draft by clicking the three dots in this area, which also gives you the option to start tracking changes. Learn more about change tracking in this guide.
2. Take a Snapshot
The snapshot button allows you to create a new save, assign a name, and assign a color to it if desired. A snapshot is a point of reference in the history of your script. If you add a revision color, we call it a revision. These snapshots have important metadata attached, such as when it was filed, who filed it, and who contributed changes. Together they form a cohesive history that you can browse conveniently in the sidebar.
3. Alternate Draft
The alternate draft button allows you to create a fully independent draft with its own history and color if desired. You can switch between editing drafts, but they will not affect each other.
Example of an alternate draft in the sidebar
4. Full History
This button allows you to access the full history of the current draft you are working on, complete with snapshots and autosaves. Autosaves will show in the sidebar history but only in the full history tab. Autosaves are created if you stop writing for 10 minutes, so you never need to worry about your work being saved! If you would like to make an autosave into a visible snapshot, you can do so from the full history tab as well.
5. Current Draft History
This area shows your current snapshot and revision history, as well as their corresponding colors. You can alternate between these previous snapshots by clicking on them.