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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By : Stefan Kohler
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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By: Stefan Kohler

Overview of this book

Every idea, concept, and project needs documentation, which is traditionally kept in a variety of documents on different devices. Confluence 5 centralizes that documentation and provides it in one single location, available from almost any device and location. Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials is a practical, hands-on guide explaining not only how to install and administrate Confluence, but also everything you need to create, share, and collaborate on your documentation. This book will give you everything you need to get started with Confluence. Before you can start creating content, Confluence needs to be available. That is exactly where we start with this book; installing Confluence. Through a number of clear, practical exercises you will go from installation and administration, to creating content and involving your teammates. This book will teach you how to quickly create compelling content. You will learn how to involve your teammates in the process, using the Confluence workbox and share features. You will learn how Confluence can be customized with regards to look and feel, extra functionality, and integration with other tools, so that there is nothing in your way when you want to introduce Confluence 5 within your organisation. If you need to develop better collaboration on mission critical projects, then this book is for you!
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials
About the Author
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Adding pages

There are several ways to create a page within Confluence, which I will explain here. Confluence also allows you to import existing Word documents, which is explained later in this chapter.

Adding a new page to Confluence

It is possible to create a page directly from the top navigation bar, without having to browse into a specific space.

  1. Click on the Create button on the top navigation bar.

  2. Use the Select space drop-down list to select the space where you want to add the page.

  3. Then choose the type of content you want to create. It is possible to create a page based upon a certain template or just a blank page. Select Blank page for the time being.

  4. Click on Create. Confluence will open the page in Edit mode.

  5. Give the page the title Introduction and save the page.

The Create content dialog will look like the following screenshot:


Confluence will add the page to the root of the space. If this is not your intention, don't forget to set the location (explained in a later section) before...