Editing page in Confluence – standard options

Page structure in Confluence

Every page in confluence consists of some characteristic parts. In this article we will look at all this parts to understand how easily use the system to manage the knowledge.

Below is the full list of all parts of the page:

  1. Edit toolbar menu
  2. Full url address in the system
  3. Name of the page
  4. Page layout and content
  5. Bottom toolbar to save/update the page

Edit toolbar menu

From user experience side this toolbar is very well designed. We have all most used option available under the hand.

Let’s start to analize all options in the edit toolbar menu.

Paragraphs

Like in many text editor we also have a list of mostly used paragraphs. We can see that there are: simple paragraph, six levels of headings, preformatted text and quote.

Text decoration

We also have all standard text decoration like: bold, italic and underline:

Text colors

If you select any text you can easily change the color by selecting this position. You can use colors from default color palette you can select color directly using RGB.

Text formats

You can define of of available formats for the text: Subscript, Superscript, Monospace.

Lists

Lists are very usefull tool to categorize text. In confluence we have available:

  • simple bullet lists
  • or enumerated lists.

  

Task list

I like this option because when I have any idea or task I can quickly use it to save what I want. Such list of tasks I used to check what I have done or not.

Text indentation

Sometimes when we work with block of texts we need to make some part of text to move more inside or outside of the rest of the text block. For such reason we can use: indent or outdent in Confluence.

  

Text alignment

Like in most popular text editors we have a kind of standard in text aligment. We can align text into:

  • left
  • center
  • right

Upload files or images

Uploading files is one of the most used action after typing the text. Atlassian team made very good job with this feature.

Linking pages

When we create any content in the page we sometimes want to link some part of the text to another page. Using this option we can realize the process very quickly. It is important to know that we can link to internal pages (cross all pages in Confluence) or to external resource from the Internet.

Tables

In order to put a table into the page we only need to move the cursor to the place that we are interested in it. After that we click on table option and simply select the size of the table we want to have. You can always change the size of the existing table.

Undo and redo

When we delete something or change in the way we didn’t want we have very usefull option to redo or undo the changes.

Find and replace

This option is very well known for everyone that used any graphical editor. Using it we can change or find any text available on the page.

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