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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
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Searching Confluence

While your Confluence installation is growing with content, it will become more difficult to find the information you are looking for using normal navigation. By now, you must have noticed the search box at the navigation bar of Confluence. This box is referred to as the quick search, or quick navigation aid, and that is the feature we are going to cover next.

Quick navigation aid

The quick navigation aid feature automatically offers you a drop-down list of pages, attachments, and user profiles, matched to the title of your search query. This list changes while you are typing your query. You can select one of the suggestions to directly browse to that item.

To use the quick navigation aid, perform the following steps:

  1. Click on the Search box or use the keyboard shortcut /.

  2. Start typing your query. Confluence will give you suggestions based on the title and your query.

  3. Use the up and down arrows on your keyboard to navigate through the suggestions.

  4. Press Enter to open the selected...