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Here are Quick Help to start Wiki. More detailled instructions can be read from Confluence User Guide.
Confleunce Wiki editor is similar with many other web editors.

Recommended browser with confluence is Firefox.

Pikaohjeita Wikin käyttöön

Wiki Spaces



The Dashboard is the Wiki front page. Frontpage address is http://wiki.lamk.fi
It provides an overview of the site, access to all spaces to which you have 'view' permission, and displays a list of the most recently updated content within them.

The Dashboard is the only place in Confluence from where you can access all existing spaces on the site.
Existing space or page can include Child pages. Hierarchy Tree is present at the bottom of the page.

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You can go to the Dashboard from any page on your site by clicking on the logo beside the page title or via the Breadscrumbs (the "You are here" path) located at the top of every page.

Log In

Log In can be found from the upper right corner of the Front page. Login and Passeord are given by Wiki admin.
Log Out can also be found from the upper right corner.

Profile

You can modify your own Profile by clicking your name and Preferences on the upper right corner of the page.
There you can for example change your password.

Create a space and Edit pages

Wiki admin only can create a Space. Normally user has acces to modify pages and add new pages.
Wiki ideology is that user also has acces to modify other spaces pages. Some pages or spaces can be protected and editing is not allowed.

Adding a Page:


Click Add on the upper right corner and choose Page.

Edit a page:



Move to your target page and click Edit on the upper right corner.

There are two views to Edit. Rich Text Edit and Wiki Markup.
Rich Text Edit is maybe more usefull to beginner and Wiki Markup is to advanced user.

Adding a Picture:



A picture has to be attached to the page before it can be added to the page.
A Picture can also be link, if you are promissed to link it.
To set up the picture on to the page can be a little difficult sometimes. Use empty line on Wiki Markup view if necessary.

Viewing MS Office document or pdf on a page:

MS Office document can be an attachment of the page or it can be viewed on the page.

Here you can see an axample macro to view an attached ppt-presentation :
viewppt:name=yourfile.ppt|width=800|height=600
Viewfile macro gives different output from different formats. Feel free to try.

Links:


Confluence tries to encourage linking by making it as simple as possible. You can link to content anywhere within Confluence or an external site just as easily, using the same syntax.
Hint: Use "second" button with mouse and you are able to choose how the link is opened on a browser.

Comments:

A comment is a remark, question, or any other additional information you wish to add to a page pertaining to the topic the page covers.
Comments are a means by which a community of users can interact with each other on the site.
You can leave a comment on the bottom of any page or news item in Confluence.

Labels

Labels are user-defined tag words that can be assigned to pages and spaces. You can use labels to categorise, identify or bookmark content in Confluence.
For example, you can assign the label 'accounting' to all accounts-related pages on the site. You can then browse all pages with the label 'accounting' in an individual space or across the site, do a search based on it, and even use it to filter information when you subscribe to a Confluence RSS feed.

Because labels are user-defined, you can add any word (or even make up your own) that helps you identify the content in the site.
Labels can be added or removed without affecting the page content.

Watching a Space

Watch:

When you watch a space, you are notified by email whenever content is added to it or updated.

  1. Go to the 'Advanced' view for the page. To do this:
    • Go to a page in the space, open the 'Browse' menu and select 'Advanced'. The 'Advanced' view will open.
  2. In the left-hand panel, click 'Start watching this space'. This link will be replaced with a new link to 'Stop watching this space'

RSS:

An RSS feed is a format for delivering summaries of regularly changing web content.
Subscribing to an RSS feed allows you to stay informed of the latest content from sites that you are interested in.

Confluence works with RSS in two ways:

  • Confluence generates its own RSS feedsfor tracking updates to content within Confluence. You will need an RSS reader which can grab the RSS feeds from Confluence and display them for you.
  • Confluence's RSS macroallows you to display the contents of RSS feeds on a Confluence page. The feeds may come from a Confluence feed generator or from external sites. In this way, Confluence can act as an RSS reader.