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Advanced Getting Around

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Here are some more advanced workspace navigation techniques. If you like, you can go back to the basic page, called How do I find my way around?

You can use categories to group pages that are related. Anyone can put a page into a category by editing the page and using the category controls. Then, you can find pages in a given category by clicking on the "Categories" link in the top menu.

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You can also customize your navigation with the navigation sidebar. Click on "Settings" in the top menu, and you can add sidebar boxes that show you the pages you've been to recently, pages that have been recently changed, and your own set of favorite pages.

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Can I change something?

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How do I make links?

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Making links in Socialtext is very simple.

To add a link to a page in the workspace, first double-click to enter editing mode. Alternatively, click Edit This Page.

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Write the name of the page you want to link to. Then, select the text you want to link. Click on base/images/docs/Toolbar-link.gif in the toolbar.

If you make a link to a page that doesn't exist yet, your link will appear with a dotted underline. When you click on the link, the page will be created.

How do I make a new page?

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How do I make a new page?

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Click on New Page in the workspace header. You will see a new page to edit. Change the name of the page by editing the title in the field on top. Put the text of the page in the larger space below. Click Save.

You can also create a new page by making a link on an existing page. While editing, select the text to link and click on base/images/docs/Toolbar-link.gif in the toolbar. You can also put the name of the page you wish to create in square brackets, like this: [Title of New Page].

After saving, the link will appear with a dashed underline, which means the link refers to page that does not exist. Whenever you click on a dashed link, you can create the missing page.

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To practice, try making a new page with your name as a title using either method.

Congratulations! You know how to use a workspace

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Can I change something?

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Glad you asked! Absolutely!

Changing pages is easy. Just double click. Alternatively, click the link called "Edit This Page" and write some words at the bottom of the page. Go ahead, try it here! You won't hurt anything.

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You can do this on every page in the Workspace.

What if I make a mistake?


Try writing here:

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Quick Start

Here's the 2-minute basic intro:

  1. Edit this Page. Then type as you like.
  2. You can't do any permanent damage. See "Revisions" to see revision history for a page and undo changes if needed
  3. See "Recent Changes" to see what people have been adding lately
  4. Create a new page by putting a page name in [square brackets] (creates a new page in this wiki site), like this: page name
  5. Create a hyperlink (an external link) by placing an existing URL in <angle brackets>, like this: http://www.example.com/
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Meeting agendas

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  • Log the outline of an upcoming meeting or phone conference, and give the address out to participants.
  • Make links out to separate pages detailing issues as needed.
  • Update the agenda before the meeting, or on the fly during the meeting as new discussion points come up.

Project Widget Planning Meeting

January 13, 2004
Call-in number: 512-555-1212


...a Workspace can also help you with project plans...

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Documents that people are working on

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You could create a page in a workspace to collaborate on document drafts:

Z-1000 Draft Marketing Collateral

Acme Widgets is proud to present our new, advanced Z-1000 weed-trimmer and hair-styling widget. Its features include:

  • a newly-designed rotor with twice the weed-trimming power
  • 7 new hair-trimming attachments
  • special bulk-pricing options for schools and institutions

...not to mention to have conversations among team members.

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What if I make a mistake?

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Don't worry, you can't do any permanent damage.

Click on History to see previous versions of a page. You can always go back to an earlier version. And you can see who changed each version of the page.

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Go ahead and try it here.

So, What's the funny punctuation?

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What else is here?

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Again, you're looking at a page in a Socialtext Workspace. It provides a way to organize information and collaborate on the web.

What else can be in a workspace? Perhaps another way people keep track of things, say a to-do list.

Keith's To-do List


Pages can contain links, as in the case of the words "Marketing Proposal" above.

A workspace can also hold documents that people are working on...

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