Revision History

Revision history in Lucidchart allows you to view the change history of a document, revert a document to a previous version, and create a new document from a previous version.

Revision history is only available to certain account levels. To upgrade, please see our pricing page or contact our sales team.

To access a document’s revision history panel, click the clock icon in the dock.

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The document’s edit history will display as a list of stacked tiles, with each tile representing a past version of the document. Each tile will display the date and time the changes were made, as well as the full name of the user who made the changes. Note: The times will correspond with the time zone of the current document viewer.

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Scroll to the bottom of the panel to see how long ago the document was created.

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Click on a tile to view the corresponding document version.

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Note: If your document contains multiple pages, any pages created since the displayed version will disappear.

You can name specific versions on the revision history by clicking on the three dots to the right of each tile and then typing in a name.

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If you do so, when you come back to look at them you can choose to only see those that you have named.

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When you are previewing a document version, a banner will display at the top of the editor with two prompts: New from Version or Restore.

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Click New from Version to create a new document from the previewed version. This document will automatically open in the editor, and you are free to make changes to it without affecting the original. You can access the document at any time from the My Documents folder of your docs page. Note: The new document will only exist in your docs page. If there were collaborators on the original, you will have to re-share it with them to continue collaborating.

Click Restore to return the document to the previewed version, removing all edits made in between that version and the doc’s current state.

In order to easily identify what changes have been made in a document, you can select two versions of it to compare side-by-side.

To access this functionality, open the Revision History and select one of the versions of your document. Then, you’ll see the button at the bottom of the Revision History log that says “Compare Version”.

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From here, you can select the second version of the document you’d like to compare. The documents will then both be visible, so that you can check to see what changes have been made.

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I accidentally restored my document to a previous version but I want to get back my most recent edits. Can I undo the restoration?
Yes! To return to the latest version of your document (prior to a restoration), simply restore your document to the most recent version in your revision history panel.

Can a collaborator restore a document to a previous version?
If a collaborator has edit access to a document, they can restore the document to a previous version, and the change will affect the document on all collaborators' accounts, including that of the document owner. To avoid any confusion, we recommend creating a document from a previous version if there are collaborators on the document.


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