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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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Chapter 8. Advanced Confluence

So far we have been using Confluence out of the box, making use of all the features, templates, and macros that are bundled with the installation. Confluence also comes with the possibility to add your own features, templates, and macros to the product. This way you can tailor your Confluence installation to your company's needs.

In this chapter, we will learn about the more advanced features in Confluence, such as how to create and apply templates to give your content more structure. We will also take a look at creating our own macros, which can be used while creating content.

By the end of the chapter, you will have learned about:

  • Creating and managing content templates

  • Writing user macros

  • Using the page properties macro

  • Creating shortcut links