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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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The Page Properties macro

There is one macro I want to emphasize a bit more. The Page Properties macro, also known as the metadata details macro, is a little beauty.

The Page Properties macro enables you to embed data on a page and then display that information in a tabular form on another page. The Page Properties macro can be placed upon as many pages as you like, and you can use the Page Properties Report macro to display all the data.

An example, which we will implement, is customer contact information where every customer has a page with contact details, using the Page Properties macro. Then on an overview page, we will display all the customers contact information in a table.

To create customer details pages, perform the following steps:

  1. Create a Sales & Marketing space for this exercise, or use a test/sandbox space if you have one available.

  2. In the new space, create a page called Customers Overview.

    1. In the body, add the macro Page Properties Report.

    2. In the macro properties, use the...