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Version 78. Latest version at: http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/display/AboutWiki/About+the+UCL+Wiki

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As you navigate through pages in spaces, you will find Add Comment links on some pages. If you have a short comment about the page, 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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  • You must have sufficient permission to be able to edit a wiki 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).
  • After clicking the Edit tab you will see three further tabs, : Rich Text, Wiki Markup and Preview.
  • 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!
  • Once you're done editing, just hit the "Save" button and the updated page will replace the older version.

You may find it quicker to create content by using wiki markup. Using wiki markup is a powerful way to add design and functionality to your wiki pages. To do this, click select the Wiki Markup tab after selecting the Edit tab. There is a summary of the markup system available from the full guide link in the right column. Common codes include:

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  • 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.
  • You must have sufficient permission to be able to edit a wiki to add a page. If you can see the Edit tab on a wiki page you can add a new page to that wiki.
  • The procedure is the same whatever kind of space it is (i.e. personal or global - see below).
  • Navigate to the space or page where you want the new page.
  • Click the New Page hyperlink link top right. The default page's name is by default New Page. you You will want to change this.
  • Add some content and click Save.
    The new page opens.

How do I restrict access to a page?

If you want to restrict apply restrictions in addition to the default ones on who can view or edit the page, edit the restrictions below the editor. For more informationselect the EDIT link next to Restrictions at the bottom of the page.
See the section on Creating a personal space for information about giving permissions to groups. For more information, please see our tutorial on Page Restrictions.

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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 UCL WIki. Some Word formatting will be retained.
  • Each page in a wiki needs to have a unique name.
  • Wiki Markup
    Page titles cannot contain the following characters:
    \\  {{:, @, /, %, \, &, \!, \|, #, $, \*, ;, \~, \[, \], (, ), \{, \} , <, >, .}} \|
    \\

How do I

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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.

How do I rename or move a page?

Just select the Edit tab and change the page's name in the Space field.
By so doing, you will break any links to your page, but you get a warning message.
You can also move the page to another part of the wiki by using the magnifying glass icon next to the Parent Space field.

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).

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.

How do I restrict access to a page?

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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).

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.

How do I attach a file to a page?

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) before you upload a file.

  • Navigate to the page to which you want to attach the file.
  • Before going into the editor, select the Attachments tab.
  • Type a brief description of the file in the Comments field and select 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.

How do I rename or move a page?

Just select the Edit tab and change the page's name in the Space field.
By so doing, you will break any links to your page, but you get a warning message.
You can also move the page to another part of the wiki by using the magnifying glass icon next to the Parent Space field.

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

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