Public views for whole system functionality by versions and for seperate functionality added within version

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    Roman Serazhiev

    Hi,

    Thanks for a very detailed explanation of your use case.

    If I understand correctly, you would like all versions to be available for viewing by readers without the need to making those users author, reviewers or doc-admins. This is possible in combination with Scroll Versions and Scroll Viewport. 

    We ourselves are using Versions and Viewport for exactly the same reason. For a live example, have a look at Scroll Versions documentation: https://help.k15t.com/scroll-versions/latest/scroll-versions-documentation-110528202.html

    Notice, that there is a version picker on the right-hand side which allows you to select not only the latest version but previous ones as well. Of course when selecting a particular version only related  to that version pages are displayed. 

    Is this something you are looking for?

    Cheers,
    Roman.

     

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    Zhazha

    Hello from cold Russian and thank you for quick answer, Roman! How are you there? :)

     

    Yes, I already investigated the possibility to use Scroll Viewport in order to switch between versions in some kind of public view and suggested you use it for user documentation, but unfortunately:

    1. This doesn't give the possibility to switch between descriptions for new or modified functionality that was added in new version release excluding old functionality from other releases (as I described above).

    2. There would be no possibility to apply Scroll Office product to the result of Scroll Viewport work in order to export documentation to Word.

    3. As I understand there should be organized some hosting for exported public view (separate from Confluence).

    (The first point is the most important in my case, other are more or less solvable).

    Are there any other solutions?

    Best regards,
    Daniil

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    Roman Serazhiev

    Hi Daniil,

    I am doing great, thanks!

    1. You can use "Content in Version" report that shows all pages modified and added in the specific version. The report can be found in Publish menu → Content in Version report. It is not yet available as a separate macro that can be inserted on a page. We are tracking this improvement here: https://k15t.jira.com/browse/VSN-1706.
    2. You can insert a button/link that would export the page with a predetermined export scheme from Scroll Office: https://help.k15t.com/scroll-viewport/exporting-with-scroll-exporters-from-a-viewport-115247277.html
    3. With Scroll Viewport you don't have to have a separate hosting. The add-on creates a second view for the content and renders it with a theme. Please check out the Viewport concept here: https://help.k15t.com/scroll-viewport/concepts-77529691.html.

    Does this help?

    Cheers,
    Roman.

     

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    Zhazha

    Hi Roman,

    1. As I understand you refer to report that cannot be viewed as a structure of pages with its original hierarchy and also currently cannot be exported in the same form to Word using Scroll Office. Are there plans to make possibility to generate this report with hierarchy of pages? And how much time will it take in order to develop VSN-1706 improvement?

    2&3. Thank you for very useful information. I'll try to investigate and apply it (but at first I'll have to contact our Confluence administrators in order to install Scroll Viewport).

    Actually the best solution for me would be some feature of Scroll Office to have option to publish documentation in one place with possibility to switch between versions and between version separate functionality as I described above (not only between variants like it's realized now).

    Best regards,
    Daniil

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