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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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If you want to create uniformity or just want to give your users a head start creating content, templates are there for you. Templates are preformatted pages that can be used when you add a new page. We have learned how to create those templates and that templates can be added on a space or global level.

Another mechanism to automate things you find yourself doing often is user macros. User macros allow you to code some functionality or formatting, which your users can reuse. User macros can easily be added via the Confluence user interface, but they do require a bit of knowledge about HTML and XML. With the example in this chapter, you should have a solid base to start building your own macros.

That macros can be really powerful is demonstrated by the Page Properties macro that you can use to get metadata from pages and show this in an overview table.

There are many add-ons available that add templates, macros, and other functionalities to Confluence. These add-ons can be installed...