Preserve folder organisation while editing

Apologies for the not very informative title, but here’s what I’m trying to do.

I have a chapter consisting of a top level folder with 4 or five child documents, as in the attached screenshot. There are about 10,000 words in the chapter. While I’m currently happy with the way it is structured, I’d like to experiment somewhat by splitting each of the subsections up into several other subdocuments, and start moving things around to see how it works out. But, in the event that I prefer how everything was originally laid out, I’d like the option to roll back to the current state.

With the kind of moving around that I’m planning to do, I know that I won’t remember where everything originally went, and I’d like to avoid keeping some sort of ‘journal’ tracking the document.

So, I’d appreciate any advice on how best to proceed. The best solution that I have been able to come up with so far is to duplicate the chapter as it currently stands to a dedicated folder in the Research section of the binder. Is that my only/best option? As far as I understand things, Snapshots is of no use to this particular use case, as it will only track changes to documents, not folder structure.

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I think you can use Collection and use the manual option in adding and arranging the collection.

As lunk pointed out, Collections are useful for this.

It’s also not a bad idea to take an extra backup before embarking on this kind of wholesale rearrangement. File -> Backup -> Backup Now (or -> Backup To, to a location outside your main backup folder) will let you “reset” back to the original version at any time.


Thanks very much lunk and kewms for the advice. Haven’t really used collections before, so I’ll look into it over the weekend.