Add Content to Your Personal Space

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What is a space? A space is an area within the Confluence server, containing your Wiki pages.

This is the main page of your Wiki space. When people go to your Wiki space they will first arrive here. We recommend that this page cover information about the purpose of your Wiki. After creating this page, you can create sub spaces or pages to cover specific courses you are teaching or topics you plan to cover in your Wiki.

These instructions will explain how to use the features available on any page:

Add Content to Your Personal Space

  1. The Personal Space
  2. Edit the Page
  3. Title Your Space
  4. Select Your Editing Method
  5. Keyboard Shortcuts
  6. Full Screen Editing
  7. Remove Your Name from the Page
  8. Select a Heading Size
  9. Three Format Options for Entering Content on Your Space
  10. Change Text Format
  11. Create an Unordered or Ordered List
  12. Insert a Table
  13. Insert an Image
  14. Insert a Link
  15. Add an Attachment
  16. Add a Horizontal Line
  17. Insert a Symbol
  18. Insert an Emoticon
  19. Set Permissions
  20. Next Step

Adding Content to Your Personal Space:

  1. The Personal Space:

This is what your personal space looks like before you have added any content to it or made any changes.




  1. Edit the Page:

To edit this page, pull down the Edit menu, select Edit this page....




  1. Title Your Space:

In the field that says Home, remove "Home" and type the title you would like your personal wiki space to have. Then click the Save button and see if you like the way it appears on your personal wiki space. To return to editing your page, pull down the Edit menu and select Edit this page....










If you would like to change the title of your page, update the title.




  1. Select Your Editing Method:

Below the title field are two options for creating content on your personal space: Rich Text and Wiki Markup. We highly recommend that the vast majority of people select Rich Text. This method is similar to the option you have when creating a document in OpenOffice, Word and Pages. The other option Wiki Markup requires an understanding of scripting languages, similar to HTML, Javascript, etc. We only recommend that those who are familiar with scripting, creating HTML documents from scratch and have the time to learn the Wiki Markup syntax to select this option.





If you select Wiki Markup, click the View menu and select Wiki Markup Documentation and it will open a new browser tab. Select All to get the full listing of all the Wiki Markup Documentation, or if you would prefer to just see one of the categories listed, click the one you want to see.






  1. Keyboard Shortcuts:

If you would prefer to use keyboard shortcuts for adding content to your personal space, rather than using your mouse to click the buttons and menus, download this document and it shows which Wiki functions can be done by keyboard shortcuts:




Confluence Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Full Screen Editing:

Full Screen editing will use your whole screen for editing your Wiki page. You will have access to the menu/icon bar (the one shown to the right), but you won't have the Preview or Save button, which means you'll have to go back and forth between Full Screen and standard screen editing. If you would like to do Full Screen editing:






Place the cursor in the white space where content is added to the page. Then either click the Toggle fullscreen mode button or press the Command-Shift-F keys, and continue with the instructions below on adding content to your page. When you need to click the Preview or Save button, click the Toggle fullscreen mode button or press the Command-Shift-F keys, and you will have access to these buttons on the standard screen.




  1. Remove Your Name from the Page:

In the text area you will see your name typed. Select the text with your mouse cursor and press the Delete key.




  1. Select a Heading Size:

Pull down the Paragraph menu and select the size of the heading you would like for your Wiki entry and then type your heading.






Note: The Outdent and Indent buttons will only be usable if you have selected one or more items in an ordered or unordered list.




  1. Three Formatting Options for Entering Content on Your Space:

After entering the Header for your Wiki entry, press the Return key twice, press the up arrow key once to go to the line below the header, pull down the Heading menu and you have different options for how to display the text you are going to enter. This set of instructions will cover how to enter a Paragraph, Quote and Panel. To the right you will see how each of these formats appear. Don't choose one of these yet from the menu. Click one of these links that fits the style of how you'd like to publish your text: Paragraph, Quote or Panel.

Paragraph:




Quote:




Panel:



Paragraph

  • If Paragraph is already selected in the menu, then type or copy and paste the text. If Paragraph isn't selected, pull down the menu, select Paragraph and then type or copy and paste the text.




  • Click Save to see if you like the way it appears.


  • When you click the Save button, it will take you to your Wiki and you will see how it will appear on your Wiki.


  • Quote

    • Make sure the cursor is on the line below the header. If you would like the quote to appear lower, don't press the down arrow key, press Return (you need to have an empty line below so that after you enter the quote you can enter other items below the quote). Don't select Quote yet, first type or copy and paste the text, then select the text with the mouse cursor.


  • Pull down the Paragraph menu and select Quote.



  • Click the Save button.


  • When you click the Save button, it will take you to your Wiki and you will see how it will appear on your Wiki.


  • Panel

    • Make sure the cursor is on the line below the header. If you would like the panel to appear lower, don't press the down arrow key, press Return (you need to have an empty line below so that after you enter the panel you can enter other items below the panel). Don't select Panel yet, first type or copy and paste the text, then select the text with the mouse cursor.


  • Pull down the Paragraph menu and select Panel.


  • Click the Save button.


  • When you click the Save button, it will take you to your Wiki and you will see how it will appear on your Wiki.


    1. Change Text Format:

    If you would like to format any of the text that you just entered to make it Bold, Italic, Underlined, Striked and/or a different Color:

    • Select the text for which you'd like to change the format.


  • Click the format button(s) to which you'd like to change this text, or use these key strokes: Bold - Command-B, Italic - Command-I, Underline - Command-U, Strike Through - Command-Shift-S. If you select the text color menu, select the color you'd like the text to be. There aren't any keystrokes for changing the font color.




  • Click the Save button and see if you like the way the text appears. If you don't, go back to editing the page and change it.




    1. Create an Unordered or Ordered List:

    An Unordered List is a list in which each item is listed with a bullet. An Ordered List is a list in which each item is listed in order by number or letter. If you would like to insert an Unordered List, click here. If you would like to insert an Ordered List, click here.



    Unordered List

    This Wiki Will Cover These Courses:

    • Algebra I, Period 1
    • Geometry, Period 2
    • Algebra II, Period 3
    • Algebra I, Period 5
    • Geometry, Period 6
    • Algebra II, Period 7

    Ordered List

    Mathematical Order of Operations (PEMDAS - Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally):

    1. Parentheses (do the math in parentheses and brackets first)
    2. Exponents
    3. Multiplication
    4. Division
    5. Addition
    6. Subtraction




    Unordered List:

    • If you would like to have a header above your list, create one. Place your cursor where you would like the list to start.

    • Click the Unordered list button or press the Command-Shift-B keys.
    • Type in your list. When you have typed your last item on the list, press the Return key twice and it will stop the list. If you like the way it looks, press the Save button.

    Ordered List:

    • If you would like a header above your ordered list, create one. Place your cursor where you would like the list to start.
    • Click the Ordered list button or press the Command-Shift-N keys.
    • Type in your list. When you have typed your last item on the list, press the Return key twice and it will stop the list. If you like the way it looks, press the Save button.
    1. Insert a Table:

    If you would like to enter a table in your page:

    • If you would like a heading above the table, create one. Press return to place the cursor where you'd like the table to appear.


    • Click the Table button or press Command-Shift-I.


    • Enter how many columns and rows you'd like, and if you would like the top row to be headers, keep the First Row is Heading box checked. Then click the OK button.


    • Enter information into the table. As you enter information, you can use the icons to the right of the Insert Table icon to (in icon order from left to right):
      • Insert a row above
      • Insert a row below
      • Delete a row
      • Insert a column to the left
      • Insert a column to the right
      • Remove a column
      • Remove the table

      When you are finished entering the data, click the Save button.






    1. Insert an Image:

    If you would like to enter an image in your page:

    • Put your cursor where you would like to insert the image.


    • Click the Insert Image icon or press the Command-M keys.


    • A window will appear. In the left column you have two options for inserting an image (click the one that you plan on using): Attached Images (which are images uploaded from your computer) or From the Web (which is an image on the web for which you have the URL/web address for the image). Note: If you opt for From the Web, and this image goes away from the website to which you are pointing, your image will no longer appear on your page. And, if someone goes to your personal page but hasn't logged into the 4J web filter, the image won't appear.



    Attached Images:

    • In the right side of the window, if the image or images that you want to insert in this page are already uploaded, select one of them (you can't select more than one to insert at a time). If it or they aren't uploaded you can either drag and drop one or more into the window at the same time, or click the Browse button, find an image on your computer and upload it (you can only upload one at a time).




    • When the images are uploaded, if one that you want to insert doesn't have a blue frame around it, click it and blue frame indicates that this image will be inserted in the page. You can only insert one image at a time.


    • At the bottom of the window are settings. If you want the image to be on the left, right or center of the page, select which one you want for Align. If you would like the image to have a border, make sure the box to the left of Border is checked. If you would like this image to be a Thumbnail sized image, check the box to the left of Thumbnail. When you have selected all your settings, click the Insert button.



    • You will see how the image is inserted into your page. If you would like to resize the image, click on the image and there are two ways to do this:

      1. Use the mouse to click on one of the corners and drag the corner inward to make the image smaller or outward to make the image larger.
      2. Click one of the rectangle buttons to the left of Original to resize it, or click Original to return it to the image's original size.


      If you would like to change the border setting (if it has a border and you want to remove it or if it doesn't have a border and you want it to have a border), click the Border button. If you would like to add more images to this line, go through the same process of inserting images, and note that you can separate the images from each other by typing spaces between them. After adding all the images, click the Save button.





    Web Images:

    • Get the URL of the image you would like to insert. In the right side of the window, enter the URL/web address for the image in the Image URL field. Click the Preview button to make sure this URL is correct. If it is the correct image, select the image settings and click the Insert button.










    • At the bottom of the window are settings. If you want the image to be on the left, right or center of the page, select which one you want for Align. If you would like the image to have a border, make sure the box to the left of Border is checked. When you have selected all your settings, click the Insert button.



    • You will see how the image is inserted into your page. If you would like to resize the image, click on the image and there are two ways to do this:

      1. Use the mouse to click on one of the corners and drag the corner inward to make the image smaller or outward to make the image larger.
      2. Click one of the rectangle buttons to the left of Original to resize it, or click Original to return it to the image's original size.


      If you would like to change the border setting (if it has a border and you want to remove it or if it doesn't have a border and you want it to have a border), click the Border button. If you would like to add more images to this line, go through the same process of inserting images, and note that you can separate the images from each other by typing spaces between them. After adding all the images, click the Save button.





    1. Insert a Link:

    If you would like to insert a link to another website in your page:

    • Before creating the link on your page, go to the website to which you want the link to point, and copy the URL from the address bar in the browser.


    • If you would like a heading above where you will create one or more links to other web sites, create one.


    • If there is text already on your page that you would like to convert to a link, select that text with the mouse cursor. If the text that you'd like to be the link is not on your page yet, type it and select it with the mouse cursor.


    • Click the Insert Link button or press the Command-K keys.


    • A window will appear and in the left column there are options to choose for how to insert the link. Click Web Link. On the right side of the window, paste or enter the URL/web address for the link and click the Insert button.




    • When you return to the page, you can add more links if you would like. You can also click on the links and you will see three options:

      1. Go to Link Location (to test the link)
      2. Edit Link Location (if the link didn't work)
      3. Unlink (if you don't want it to be a link)


    • After you have entered all your links, click the Save button and you will see how the links will appear. The arrows pointing to the upper right indicate that this link will take you to a different web page.


    1. Add an Attachment:

    An attachment is a file that can be downloaded by someone who visits your page, similar to an email attachment. If you would like to add an attachment to your page:

    • If you want a heading above where the attachment will appear, create one. Then press return and put the cursor where you want the attachment to be.
    • Pull down the Insert menu and select Attachment.
    • This window will appear. It will display all of the files you have uploaded. If the file that you would like to attach is already there, click it. If it isn't click the Browse... button, find the file and upload it. Then make sure the one that you want to attach to this page is select (hi-lighted in blue). For the Link Text, the name of the file will be automatically inserted. You can leave it as is, or change it to different text. Then click the Insert button.




    • When it takes you back to your page, you can add more attachments if you'd like. You can also click the link to the attachment and you will see three options:

      1. Go to Link Location (to test the link)
      2. Edit Link Location (if the link didn't work)
      3. Unlink (if you don't want it to be a link)


    • When you have added and successfully tested all of your attachments, click the Save button and you see how they appear on your Wiki. In the upper right corner there will be an arrow pointing down, which means this file will download to your computer when you click it.


    1. Add a Horizontal Line:
    • Place the cursor where you would like the horizontal line to appear.





    • Pull down the Insert menu and select Horizontal Rule.


    • The horizontal line should be inserted. Add more horizontal lines if you'd like and then click the Save button. If you would like to remove a horizontal line, put the cursor below it and press the Delete key until it disappears.


    1. Insert a Symbol:
    • Note... here is the limited set of symbols that you can insert. If the symbol(s) that you want to insert are in this chart, place the cursor where you would like the symbol to appear. If you would like the symbol to be large, change the Paragraph setting to a Heading setting.







    • Pull down the Insert menu and select Symbol.



    • This window will appear. Find the symbol you would like to add, click it and it will be inserted where you put the cursor. You can continue to add the same symbol by copying and pasting it, which is the easiest way, or by selecting Insert -> Symbol and click the same symbol. If you would like to select another symbol to be next to it, select Insert -> Symbol and click the new symbol. If you would like them to be a border, copy and paste them into a border line. Click the Save button and see if it appears the way you'd like it to appear.




    1. Insert an Emoticon:
    • Here are the emoticons from which you can select. If there is one or more you'd like to insert, place the cursor where you would like the Emoticon to appear. If you would like the emoticon to be large, change the Paragraph setting to a Heading setting.







    • Pull down the Insert menu and select Emoticon.



    • This window will appear. Click the emoticon you would like to insert in your page and it will be added where you put the cursor. You can continue to add the same emoticon by selecting Insert -> Emoticon and click the image again or a different one. When you are back at your page, click the Save button and see if you like the way it appears.




    1. Set Permissions:
    • To set permissions regarding which visitors can view, comment, edit, export and add to this space, make sure you are in Editing mode for this space. Then pull down the Edit menu, select Administration and click Space Administration.





    • In the left column, find Security and click Permissions.



    • On the right, you will see the option to edit permissions for Groups (groups listed in our LDAP server), Individual Users (users who have already logged into this Wiki server), and Anonymous Access (those who don't log into this Wiki server). To add Groups, Individual Users and set permissions, click any of the Edit Permissions buttons and you will be able to add Groups, Individual Users and set permissions on all three of these areas.



    • For Anonymous Access, if you would like parents and others who are not logged into this server to be able to read your Wiki space, click the box under View. If there are other rights you would like them to have, click those boxes, too, but we highly recommend that you limit these rights to only being able to View.



    • For Individual User access, if you would like to give a user who has logged into this Wiki server rights to access your space, start typing their username in the field below the list of Individual Users and their full name and username should appear. Click it and click the Add button. Then click the box below each right you'd like them to have.





    • For Group access, we are planning on having all 4J classes listed as groups in our LDAP server sometime during the summer of 2011. Right now, they are not listed in our LDAP server. You will need to know the name of the group as it appears in LDAP. Unfortunately, the group name does not autofill like the individual usernames do, which means you have to type the group's name in correctly to give the group access. Once these groups are added to LDAP, we will inform you how to determine what your class group names are. As an example of how to add a group and set it's permissions, you type the group's name in the field under the current list of groups, click the All button and check the boxes to give this group the rights you would like this group to have to this space.







    • When you are finished adding the Individual Users and Groups and setting all the permissions, click the Save All button and the page will display the permissions that each Group, Individual User and Anonymous User has.







    • If you want to delete a Group or Individual User from the permissions list, click one of the Edit Permissions buttons if you aren't in permissions editing mode, pull down the menu with the gear icon to the right of their permissions, select Deselect All and click the Save All button and it will delete this Group or Individual User.







    1. Next Step:

    Now it is time to click here to learn how to create a sub-space.