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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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The Confluence editor

Confluence has a really powerful editor that allows you to create rich and engaging content. But before we go into creating content, we have to know a bit more about the editor and its options.

Let's go through the editor screen first, from top to bottom:



Confluence Navigation

The main Confluence navigation bar.

Page title

The title of the page; this is used in the URL and other links to the page. A page title is mandatory and should be unique within a space.

Editor toolbar

All the features to format your content, create tables and lists, change alignment, and add other content to the page. More about the editor toolbar in the next section.

Page content

Your content; words, images, and other media.


Control who can view or edit your page.


View, manage, and insert attachments to your page.


Categorize your page by adding labels.


Change the location of the page.

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