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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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Organizing your spaces

In Chapter 3, Creating Content, we learned how to create spaces and pages. Over time, your space will grow and pages might not be in the right order or location. Users might also start complaining that they can't find the page you are referring to. This is the moment your space could use a little organization and cleanup.

Changing the order of pages

Pages within Confluence have a hierarchical structure where other pages can be grouped under a parent page. We refer to this group as page family. Pages within a page family are, by default, ordered in alphabetical order. When you create a new page it will be inserted into the page family in alphabetical order. It is possible to move pages to a different position, automatically changing the order mode to manual. In manual mode, the new page will be placed at the bottom of a page family.

The easiest way to reorder the pages within a space is by using the Reorder Pages view, located in Space Tools. To get to this view:

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