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in Hackathon Toronto, Apr 28, 2007
How do I find my way around?

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  • "Home" at the top left sends you to the dashboard or to the top page.

  • Click links to browse around through the pages.
  • Click "What's new" right next to "Quick jump" to see what's new and what has recently changed in the space.

  • Search from the top left to find pages with specific words in them.

Let's look at some more advanced getting around

Project Plans

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Share information about projects and tasks with your team.

Widget project summary

Recent Updates

11-14-05: Added the Top 5 Requirements
11-14-05: Added a draft of an Evaluation document

Widget Development Tasks

10-22-2005 100% Integrated Top 5 Requirements
10-29-2005 095% Requirements for Widget
10-31-2005 080% Evaluation Document

... you can use pages in a Workspace to build collections of pages...

Congratulations! You know how to use a workspace

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You're now ready to use your workspace! Now, think about how you want to use it for you and your workgroup, and start creating and editing pages.

To start, you might want to create a personal page for yourself. Just visit the dashboard and click the New Page button. Or, you can start with any other page you'd like.

For more ideas, check out the collection of Best Practices over at the Socialtext Customer Exchange.


The Socialtext Crew


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Here's an example of what a conversation page might look like...

Group-forming metrics

Adina - I spoke this afternoon to Anil Gupta over at CyberProteins, Inc. They are interested in the groupforming metrics reports, and are interested in additional metrics about network growth.

Ed - It would also be useful to configure these reports more rapidly in the field. We should also consider think about providing services helping customers to choose and implement the right metrics. I'll bring this up at the next business-plan meeting.

Follow us to see how you can use workspace pages for meeting agendas...

Start here

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Hi! This quick tour will help you get acquainted with your Socialtext Workspace. It's easy to do. After you've read each page, just click on the blue underlined link at the bottom to go to the next page -- sort of like turning the page in a book.

A Socialtext Workspace is a way to work together on the web that's fast and fun.

It's a flexible way for you and your team to organize information.

Right now, the information you're looking at is a few paragraphs of text, like you could read in a newspaper or a book.

What else is here?

What's the funny punctuation?

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In the background, Socialtext formats pages with a few extra symbols, like brackets and asterisks, in the text. For the most part, when editing you can ignore this. However, you may come across these symbols, for example, while browsing through the page revision history. Additionally, you can use the symbols while editing in Advanced mode.

To learn how to use the symbols, when you're editing a page in Advanced mode, click the "Edit tips" link at the top.


How do I make links?


This is the people directory, a list of people working in this workspace. It is built by you, as a place to introduce yourself. Please add yourself below and then create your own homepage.

Find out more: Introduce yourself.

Meet your fellow socialtext users. You're not alone! Meet other Socialtext customers and support representatives on the Socialtext Customer Exchange. If you have a question, this is the place to go.

Lists of pages

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Here are links to some of the pages in this workspace.

Things you might find in a workspace

Meeting Agendas
Project Plans

Now that I know about some of the things I can use a Workspace for, how do I find my way around?

Weblog Navigation
Weblog Archives
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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

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