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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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Using Confluence labels

To categorize, identify, or bookmark content in Confluence we can use labels. Labels are keywords or tags that can be added to pages, blog posts, attachments, and spaces as metadata. Labels are user-defined so any word that identifies your content can be used.

For example, you can assign the label "requirement" to all pages with project requirements. It is then possible to browse, or list, all pages with that label in a single space or even across Confluence. It is also possible to search content based on that label.

The advantages of using labels are as follows:

  • Labels are user-defined, so you can decide what information is relevant and how you want to label them, using words you and your users understand

  • With labels you can group pages and spaces without having to restructure your site

  • You can add as many labels as you like

  • Labels are easily added without affecting the content to which you assign a label

Confluence doesn't support multiword labels. Which means that, to...