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The sidebar contains information that relates to the page you are viewing. It features a link to page revision history, a watchlist star that lets you put the page into your watchlist or remove it, and three colored boxes displaying Tags, Incoming Links, and Attachments.

Toggling the sidebar. Clicking the V shape in the right-hand corner of the page will make the sidebar vanish. Click the > to bring back the sidebar.

The sidebar boxes are presented in the following order:

Tags. This is a list of all the Tags that have been applied to the page.

Incoming links. This is a list of all the pages that have a link to the page you are currently viewing.

Attachments. A list of this page's attached files.

There are two optional sidebar boxes:

What's New. A list of this workspace's most recent changes. Use "What's New" in the Settings page to control display of this box.

Recently Viewed. A list of your twenty most recently viewed pages. Use "Screen Layout" in the Settings page to control display of this box.

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Reading the workspace

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Reading a Socialtext Workspace is just like reading the Web, with more tools to organize information than regular websites. For instance, you can list all the pages, track what has recently changed, and access the revision history of each page.

Browsing. Simply Click links like this one to browse through the pages in the workspace.

Keeping up to date. Click What's new (next to Quick jump) to view a list of recently changed pages in the workspace. The pages are listed with the most recent at the top, but you may sort them by title, author, date edited, or revision count.

Listing all pages. From the "What's new" page you can view a list of all pages by clicking on the All Pages tab.

Watching selected pages. Click the light-colored star at the top of a page to add it to your Watchlist, which you can use to monitor updates. The watchlist (accessible from the dashboard) lists the pages you have bookmarked in this way. You can subscribe to your watchlist by email or RSS.

Searching. You can search pages, page titles, or the text of attachments using Socialtext. Type the words you are looking for in the "Search" box at the top of the page. A list of matching pages will be returned. You can find out more on Searching.

Print a page. To print the page without the headers, footers, and sidebars select Print. To see what a printed page will look like, use Print Preview in your browser.

Save a page. To save a page as HTML, select Export as HTML from the Tools menu. Use your browser's "Save As" or "View source" functions to save or cut and paste the HTML-formatted page. To save a page in Adobe PDF format, select Export to PDF. To save a page in a Microsoft Word format, select Export to Word. You can export multiple pages to PDF or Word using the Export Multiple Pages to PDF or Word feature.

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Upload Files

Click "Browse" to find the file you want to upload. When you click "Upload file" your file will be uploaded and added to the list of attachments for this page.

Maximum file size: 50MB

File Name Author Date Uploaded Size

Save Page As

Enter a meaningful and distinctive title for your page.

Page Title:

Tip: You'll be able to find this page later by using the title you choose.

Page Already Exists

There is already a page named XXX. Would you like to:

Save with a different name:

Save the page with the name "XXX"

Append your text to the bottom of the existing page named: "XXX"

Upload Files

Click "Browse" to find the file you want to upload. When you click "Add file" this file will be added to the list of attachments for this page, and uploaded when you save the page.

Add Tags

Enter a tag and click "Add tag". The tag will be saved when you save the page.