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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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Release Notes for Socialtext 1.3

Release Notes for Socialtext 1.4

Please report serious bugs that keep you from getting your job done, or small problems that you have noted, to support@socialtext.com .

Additions, Changes, and Fixes

This page details the major feature additions and changes in Socialtext 1.4 from the previous version, Socialtext 1.3. The Socialtext Socialtext Documentation page includes documentation on these new features.

Simple Visual Editing

There's no longer a need to remember markup. Just click on the visual buttons to place the correct markup into the text. To format some text, or make a link out of some words, simply select the text, and click the button.

Fast Edit

The responsiveness of the system has been improved. When you have a thought you want to express, just click and start writing. You no longer need to wait for a new page to load.

Comment Date Displays in the Reader's Time Zone

Regardless of the time zone in which a comment was created, the reader sees the datestamp in his or her own timezone. For example, a comment that was made in London at 4pm GMT will appear with a datestamp of 10am Central time for a reader in Chicago.

Known Issues

The Visual Editor does not work in Safari. It has been tested in Internet Explorer and Netscape/Mozilla, on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

When using Internet Explorer, you need to select text first in order to format the text or add a link.


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.