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For more information on why one would want to use a wiki, click here.

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How do I login to UCL Wiki?

Go to http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk and login with your normal UCL user ID and password.
The page which appears is the UCL Wiki Dashboard. It lists the spaces (i.e. different areas in the wiki) to which you have access in a column on the left. You may be able to see some spaces without logging in, but you won't be able to do much.

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How do I add a comment to a page?

As you navigate through pages in spaces, you will find Add Comment links on some pages. If you have a short comment, you can use these. Someone else may reply to your comment thus creating a threaded discussion. If your comment is more substantial, you may want to edit the page itself, if you have been given the right to do so (you can see the Edit tab at the top of the page).

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How do I edit a page?

You will see various tabs at the top of wiki pages. If you can see the Edit tab, you can click on it to edit the page (or the page's title).
If you are using one of the recommended browsers (see the top of this guide), a WYSIWYG editor (the Rich Text tab) will appear with Word-like formatting options. The Format drop-down box is the recommended way to add headings and other styles. Remember to save any changes before navigating away from the page you're working on!

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For more information on editing wiki pages, click here.

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How do I add a new page?

This presumes that the part of the wiki ("space") the page is to be added to exists, if it doesn't, see Creating a space below.

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  • Putting a link (see below) to a non-existent page creates it.
  • Once the page is created, you can type text in it or use copy text from Word to Confluence. Some Word formatting will be retained.
  • Each page in a wiki needs to have a unique name.

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How do I attach a file to a page

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Attachments are inconvenient things; don't use them if you can get away with copying text into an ordinary wiki page. It is not possible to attach files larger than 10Mb. Check in Windows Explorer (PC) or Finder (Mac).
Navigate to the page to which you want to attach the file. Before going into the editor, click on the Attachments tab. Type a brief description of the file in the Comments field and click Browse to locate the file to be uploaded into the wiki.
To remove an attachment, click on the Attachments tab and click the Remove button to the right of the file.

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How do I insert a link?

Click the Insert/Edit Link icon (it looks like a chain) on the toolbar.
To link to a page in the UCL Wiki, search e.g. Global Spaces for the page. Click the link and click OK. (Attachments are included in the search.)
To link to a page on the Internet, click on the External Link tab and enter the address. (it may be safest to copy the address from your browser's Address field).

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How do I add an image?

Click the Insert/Edit Image icon (it looks like mountains) on the toolbar. Click Browse to locate the file. In fact images displayed in Confluence pages are attached to the page and you can see them on the Attachments tab.

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How do I restrict access to a page?

Click the EDIT link next to Restrictions at the bottom of the page further to restrict who can read and edit the page. See the section on Creating a personal space for information about giving permissions to groups.

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How do I save a Wiki page as a Word file or PDF?

Navigate to the page and click on the Info tab.
Click on the PDF or Word link in the Export As field.
Note: Some spaces may be set up so that viewers don't have permission to do this.

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How do I view changes or restore older versions of pages?

To see individual changes to a page, click on the Info tab of the page in question and use the view changes links.

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Restore an old version of a page by clicking the Recent Changes link.

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How do I remove pages?

Click the Edit tab to edit the page in question. Click the Remove Page hyperlink top right.

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How do I create a personal wiki space and

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give access to it?

Please note that only members of UCL staff can create personal spaces.

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