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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 the Edit button.

Type the name of the page you want to link to, and turn it into a link simply by selecting it and clicking on base/images/wikiwyg_icons/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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Visit the dashboard and click on the New Page Button. 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 the green Save button.

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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/wikiwyg_icons/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.

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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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.
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  • 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.
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  • Search from the top left to find pages with specific words in them.
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Let's look at some more advanced getting around

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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:

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

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Conversations

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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...

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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.

Enjoy!

The Socialtext Crew

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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 Edit button 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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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 tags to group pages that are related. Anyone can put a tag on a page by clicking the Add tag button in the sidebar. You can find pages with a given tag by clicking the tag if it appears in the sidebar, or by going to the dashboard, then clicking on the "All tags" link.

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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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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.

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