One of the great things about Quip is that all of your changes saved as you make them (you won't see a Quip doc with “final-final-v17-okay-now-it's-finally-final” at the end of its name). Even better, older versions of your documents are never overwritten—they're all saved, and they're all ready for retrieval if you ever need to go back to them.
Viewing a document's history
To see the whole history of a document, from the first words to the final edit, just go to the Document menu and select “Document History.”
On the left, you'll see timestamps for every previous version of the document, sorted by when they were edited and who made those edits. Click on any of them to see what the document looked like at that time.
To make things easier, we've bundled big sets of revisions together under a single timestamp. You can dig into any of them if you want to see the granular edits that compose it.
Restoring an older version of a document
If you want to recover any of that old material, you have a couple of ways to do it:
- Copy ’n’ paste. If you want to bring specific deleted passages back from the grave, you're free to manually copy and paste them from the old versions into your current version.
- A full restore. If you want to bring back an old version of a document in its entirely, click the Restore button.
Wait, can I undo a restore?
In short, yes, you can undo a restore.
Here's the nerdy reason why: When you restore an old version of the document, you're not wiping out any history that happened between the current version and restored version—instead, you're actually creating a new version of the document. The version you had prior to restoration will become the second-most-recent version, and you can revert to it if need be.
(Yeah, it's kinda confusing to explain in words, but that's the case with everything related to time travel.)