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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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We have been adding a lot of pages by now and every time we started from scratch; but we don't have to. When you find yourself creating the same page structure over again, or you want your users to use the same structure for reasons of consistency, templates are the answer.

Templates are predefined pages that can be used as a scaffold when you are creating pages. Only new pages can be created from a template, and when a template is used the new page will contain the same content as the template. Templates are very useful when you want a uniform style or format for your pages.

Using templates

When there are templates available, you can start using them to create new pages. When you create a page based on a template, Confluence will copy the following content and information to the new page:

  • Labels

  • Text and styles

  • Layouts and other formatting

  • Macros

  • Displayed media such as images or videos

The newly created page is not connected in any way to the original template; changes made to the template...