RevisionCollection class

RevisionCollection class

A collection of Revision objects that represent revisions in the document. To learn more, visit the Track Changes in a Document documentation article.

You do not create instances of this class directly. Use the Document.revisions property to get revisions present in a document.


Name Description
__getitem__(index) Returns a Revision at the specified index.


Name Description
count Returns the number of revisions in the collection.
groups Collection of revision groups.


Name Description
accept_all() Accepts all revisions in this collection.
reject_all() Rejects all revisions in this collection.


Shows how to work with revisions in a document.

doc = aw.Document()
builder = aw.DocumentBuilder(doc)

# Normal editing of the document does not count as a revision.
builder.write("This does not count as a revision. ")


# To register our edits as revisions, we need to declare an author, and then start tracking them.
doc.start_track_revisions("John Doe",

builder.write("This is revision #1. ")

self.assertEqual(1, doc.revisions.count)

# This flag corresponds to the "Review" -> "Tracking" -> "Track Changes" option in Microsoft Word.
# The "start_track_revisions" method does not affect its value,
# and the document is tracking revisions programmatically despite it having a value of "False".
# If we open this document using Microsoft Word, it will not be tracking revisions.

# We have added text using the document builder, so the first revision is an insertion-type revision.
revision = doc.revisions[0]
self.assertEqual("John Doe",
self.assertEqual("This is revision #1. ", revision.parent_node.get_text())
self.assertEqual(aw.RevisionType.INSERTION, revision.revision_type)

# Remove a run to create a deletion-type revision.

# Adding a new revision places it at the beginning of the revision collection.
self.assertEqual(aw.RevisionType.DELETION, doc.revisions[0].revision_type)
self.assertEqual(2, doc.revisions.count)

# Insert revisions show up in the document body even before we accept/reject the revision.
# Rejecting the revision will remove its nodes from the body. Conversely, nodes that make up delete revisions
# also linger in the document until we accept the revision.
self.assertEqual("This does not count as a revision. This is revision #1.", doc.get_text().strip())

# Accepting the delete revision will remove its parent node from the paragraph text
# and then remove the collection's revision itself.

self.assertEqual(1, doc.revisions.count)
self.assertEqual("This is revision #1.", doc.get_text().strip())

builder.write("This is revision #2.")

# Now move the node to create a moving revision type.
node = doc.first_section.body.paragraphs[1]
end_node = doc.first_section.body.paragraphs[1].next_sibling
reference_node = doc.first_section.body.paragraphs[0]

while node != end_node:
    next_node = node.next_sibling
    doc.first_section.body.insert_before(node, reference_node)
    node = next_node

self.assertEqual(aw.RevisionType.MOVING, doc.revisions[0].revision_type)
self.assertEqual(8, doc.revisions.count)
self.assertEqual("This is revision #2.\rThis is revision #1. \rThis is revision #2.", doc.get_text().strip())

# The moving revision is now at index 1. Reject the revision to discard its contents.

self.assertEqual(6, doc.revisions.count)
self.assertEqual("This is revision #1. \rThis is revision #2.", doc.get_text().strip())

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