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Version 89. Latest version at: http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/display/AboutWiki/About+the+UCL+Wiki

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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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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.
  • To compare two versions of a page, use the Recent Changes link, tick any two versions and click Compare selected versions. Green indicates additions; red deletions.
  • Restore an old version of a page by clicking the Recent Changes link.

How do I remove pages?

  • Click the Edit tab to edit the page in question. Click the Remove Page

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  • link, top right.

How would I create a template in the wiki?

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You need to be a space administrator to create a space template.

  • Click the Browse Space link at the top of a page in the space.
  • Select the Advanced tab and then Templates in the left column.

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  • Click Add New Space Template.
  • Give the template a name in the Name

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  • field and an optional description in the

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  • Description

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  • field.
  • The WYSIWYG editor is not available in this screen. Use markup (see above) to input the content you want in your template.

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  • Click Save.

How do I create a page using a template?

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  • Click the Add Page link at the top of the page.

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  • Click the Select a page template link above the tabs of the WYSIWYG editor. (You only see this link if there is at least one template available.)
  • Select a template and then Next.
  • Replace the words New Page with the name of the page.
  • Add content as usual.

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  • Click Save

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What's all this about labels?

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By clicking on a label, you can search for other pages with the same label in that space or across the whole of UCL Wiki.

How do I add labels?

  • Click on the EDIT link next to Labels at the top of your page.
    Anyone with the right to see the page can see the label.
    If you put my: at the beginning of a label, only you can see it.

How do I read news posts about a page?

  • To read any news about a page, go to the Browse Space tab and select News.

How do I post news about a page?

  • If you have permission to post news about a page, you will seen an Add News link, top right on the page.

How do I

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You can subscribe to a daily report which sends you an email of changes in all spaces visible to you.

  • Click your name at the top of the page.
  • Select Preferences from the drop-down list.
  • Select the Edit Profile tab.
  • Select the Email link in the left-hand panel.
  • Check the box beside Subscribe to daily updates.
  • Click Save.

How do I create a personal wiki space and give access to it?

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

  • Once you are logged on, you should see your name, top right as a link on the UCL Wiki homepage. Click on this link.
  • On the page that appears, you should see a message saying You can create a personal space to keep your own pages and news. Click on the create a personal space link.
  • Now you need to set the viewing and editing rights for your space.
    By default personal are only viewable by the person concerned, and global spaces are only viewable by the administrators of the spaces concerned.
    Note: Registered users - anyone logged into Confluence has no effect in the UCL implementation of the software.
    If you want all registered users to have access, you have explicitly to give access to group ucl-all. ucl-staff, ucl-hon, ucl-ug and ucl-pg are other useful groups. For detailed information about UCL access groups, see: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/upi/web-users/intranet-groups
    Click Create.

Can I set up my own groups of people and assign rights to those groups?

It is not possible to create your own groups for assigning access rights in the case of a personal space. The procedure for doing it for a global space is:

You can also create your own groups and add people to them by clicking on the Browse Space link and then on the Manage Users/Groups tab. It is better to use this feature, rather than granting permission to individuals, as it is a lot less work if you ever need to change the permissions in future.

Notes

  • It is not recommended that you tick Anonymous - anyone, logged in or not, as this would expose your space to mischievous comments from the unscrupulous.
  • The address of your space is:
    No Format
    
    http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk//display/~your seven digit UCL user id
    
  • It is recommended that you place a watch on your wiki space (Browse Space | Advanced | Start watching this space) so you may be automatically notified of activity. For more information, click here.

What's all this about global spaces?

So far the talk has been about personal spaces. The good news is that global spaces, the main part of the wiki with content from many people, not your personal bit, behave functionally very much the same as personal spaces.

Access rights

  • To adjust who has what access to your space, click the Browse Space hyperlink top right and then the Space Admin tab. Select Permissions in the left column.
  • Click Edit Permissions under the relevant user category and tick the relevant boxes.
  • Click Save All.

For more information on permissions, see: http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/display/AboutWiki/UCL+Wiki+Permissions+Explained

How do I watch for changes to my space?

Wiki space owners who allow UCL staff and students to edit or comment on pages, or who allow anonymous read permission to anyone on the internet should maintain an active awareness of contributions by applying the settings Watch a space or Subscribe to daily updates) to that space.
You must be a space administrator (see the Browse Space link) to do this.

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watch for changes to my space?

Wiki space owners who allow UCL staff and students to edit or comment on pages, or who allow anonymous read permission to anyone on the internet should maintain an active awareness of contributions by applying the settings Watch a space or Subscribe to daily updates) to that space.
You must be a space administrator (see the Browse Space link) to do this.

To watch your wiki space, go to Browse Space | Advanced | Start watching this space so you may be automatically notified of activity.

Can I get information about spaces visible to me?

You can also subscribe to a daily report which sends you an e-mail of changes in all spaces visible to you:

  • Click your name at the top of the page.
  • Select Preferences from the drop-down list.
  • Select the Edit Profile tab.
  • Select the Email link in the left-hand panel.
  • Check the box beside Subscribe to daily updates.
  • Click Save.

How do I create a personal wiki space and give access to it?

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

  • Once you are logged on, you should see your name, top right as a link on the UCL Wiki homepage. Click on this link.
  • On the page that appears, you should see a message saying You can create a personal space to keep your own pages and news. Click on the create a personal space link.
  • Now you need to set the viewing and editing rights for your space.
    By default personal are only viewable by the person concerned, and global spaces are only viewable by the administrators of the spaces concerned.
    Note: Registered users - anyone logged into Confluence has no effect in the UCL implementation of the software.
    If you want all registered users to have access, you have explicitly to give access to group ucl-all. ucl-staff, ucl-hon, ucl-ug and ucl-pg are other useful groups. For detailed information about UCL access groups, see: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/upi/web-users/intranet-groups
    Click Create.

Can I set up my own groups of people and assign rights to those groups?

It is not possible to create your own groups for assigning access rights in the case of a personal space. The procedure for doing it for a global space is:

You can also create your own groups and add people to them by clicking on the Browse Space link and then on the Manage Users/Groups tab. It is better to use this feature, rather than granting permission to individuals, as it is a lot less work if you ever need to change the permissions in future.

Notes

  • It is not recommended that you tick Anonymous - anyone, logged in or not, as this would expose your space to mischievous comments from the unscrupulous.
  • The address of your space is:
    No Format
    
    http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk//display/~your seven digit UCL user id
    
  • It is recommended that you place a watch on your wiki space (Browse Space | Advanced | Start watching this space) so you may be automatically notified of activity. For more information, click here.

What's all this about global spaces?

So far the talk has been about personal spaces. The good news is that global spaces, the main part of the wiki with content from many people, not your personal bit, behave functionally very much the same as personal spaces.

Access rights

  • To adjust who has what access to your space, click the Browse Space hyperlink top right and then the Space Admin tab. Select Permissions in the left column.
  • Click Edit Permissions under the relevant user category and tick the relevant boxes.
  • Click Save All.

For more information on permissions, see: http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/display/AboutWiki/UCL+Wiki+Permissions+Explained

Your profile

To edit details about yourself, add your photo etc., click on your name top right on the UCL Wiki homepage once logged in.

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