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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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Importing content

Confluence can import content from many different sources, including other Confluence sites. In most cases, people move from a document-based system to Confluence, and therefore, we will take a closer look at the Word document importer. If you are interested in importing content from other sources, such as another wiki, please take a look at

Importing a Word document

If you import an Office Word document, it will be available as a Confluence page to your users, with all the advantages of a Confluence page. The Word document is no longer required.

The simplest way to import a Word document is to import the entire content of the document as a single Confluence page.

More advanced options allow you to import the content into a new page, split a single document into multiple pages based on headers, and resolve title conflicts.

Confluence can import valid Microsoft Word documents stored as 97-2007 (.doc...