Each time a document is edited in LegalWorks, either the content of the document or its properties/metadata, LegalWorks creates a new numbered version of that document. This allows users to review historical versions of the document, as well as review a history of who modified a particular document when.
When a document is first created or added to LegalWorks, this first iteration will be version 1.0. The next time the document is modified it will become version 2.0, and so forth.
Managing Document Versions
To view the previous versions of any document in LegalWorks, click the Properties button to the right of the document, then in the top ribbon of the Properties dialogue, click Version History.
Next you’ll see each version of the document, newest at the top.
For each version you will see:
The version number
The date this version was modified/created.
Who modified the document, creating this version.
Any comments associated with this version, created if the document was checked out/in when it was edited.
View this version by clicking that version’s date,
Restore this version, making it the current veresion, or
Compare this version against the current version.
Comparing Document Versions
With supported document applications such as Microsoft Word you can compare any historical version of a document to the current version. To do this, click to open any previous version of a document. While viewing the document you will be prompted to Compare or Restore this version.
Click Compare. Within the application, such as Microsoft Word, you will see the original version, current version and redline (differential) version side-by-side.