split layout question

I am trying to use the split layout and edit only one side while leaving the original intact.
Every change I make on one side of the split is duplicated on the other side.
How can I set Scrivener to only edit the half that I want to edit.?
I want to be able to compare versions side by side.
thanks for your help in advance.

When you split the editor and have the same document in each pane, that is still exactly the same text - they aren’t two different documents but just the same document viewed in two panes. So editing one is the same as editing both.

It sounds as though you are after the “Snapshots” feature. Please see our 3 1/2 minute video on snapshots on this page:

literatureandlatte.com/video.php

That should steer you right.

Hope that helps.

All the best,
Keith