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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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Tracking content

When you come across some content that is relevant, you can choose to keep track of that content. Confluence offers features to allow you to quickly find your favorite pages again or get notified when a certain page or space content is modified.

We are going to take a closer look at how you can keep track of your favorite content without getting an information overload.

Watching content

You can "watch" a Confluence page, blog post, or space. Confluence will send you an e-mail notification whenever anyone updates the watched content.

You will receive a notification when:

  • A page has been edited, unless the Notify Watchers checkbox is unchecked before saving the page

  • Content is deleted

  • Any changes are made to existing or new attachments

  • A new comments is added

  • A comment is updated or removed

Confluence will add you as watcher of any page or blog post that you create or edit. This behavior is called autowatch and is one of the settings you can change in your user profile.

Setting notification...