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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

Using Application Navigator

Application Navigator appears in the top-left corner of Confluence, as soon as there is more then one link configured. Application Navigator can be used to quickly navigate between different applications.

Not all Atlassian applications currently have this navigator, but they will in the future.

Adding a new link

A Confluence administrator can add new links to the navigator. By default application links are also added to the navigator; it is not possible to remove them.

To add a new link:

  1. Browse to the Administration Console (Administration | Confluence Admin).

  2. Choose Application Navigator in the left-hand menu.

  3. Fill in the details for the new link:

    • Name: The name which will be displayed in the navigator drop-down list

    • URL: The link to the application or website

    • Hide: Select this checkbox if you don't want to show the link in the navigator drop-down list

    • Restricted to Groups: Links can be restricted to certain groups; select the groups that are allowed to see this link...