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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
About the Reviewers


In this chapter we have learned how we can better organize and restructure our spaces as our Confluence site starts to grow. We have also seen that, with the use of labels, content is easier to find and overviews are easily created. Labels, watches, and favorites can help us keeping track of interesting content to the point where we can receive notifications on new additions or changes to existing content.

The search engine behind Confluence is really powerful, yet there is an easy way of using it via the quick navigation aid. For power users, there is also an advanced search available. Confluence also indexes our attachments, so that we can search those documents and spreadsheets as well.

In the next chapter we will take a look at how to use Confluence in our day-to-day business, and learn how to collaborate and share information with colleagues using Confluence.