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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

Working with tasks

Another important part of the Confluence workbox is tasks. With personal tasks, you create your own to-do list directly in Confluence, which is very useful for tasks related to content or comments in Confluence.

There are a couple of ways you and other people can assign a task to you:

  • You can add a personal task via the workbox

  • You can add a task via a notification in your workbox; this is useful if you don't want to forget something

  • Someone can assign you a task from a tasklist on a Confluence page

  • Other plugins could create tasks for you

Working with personal tasks

You can create your own personal tasks in Confluence using the workbox interface.

To create a new task, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the workbox by selecting the workbox icon in the Confluence header.

  2. Select the personal task icon.

  3. Type the task summary in the textbox and click on Add task to add a personal task.

  4. To add more details to the task, click on the newly created task. Enter any details and notes in the...