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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.
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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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Editing

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How to start?

Simply double-click where you want to edit. Alternatively, click the blue Edit button at the top of each page.

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How does it work?

Socialtext editing works much like your favorite word processor. Just type what you want to say. Editing tools are available from the toolbar:

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(What each of those buttons does is detailed in the page called Simple mode.) Once you're done, you can either Save your changes, or Cancel them if you want to back out. You can also Preview your work to make sure it looks correct.

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Writing pages is easy!

Just type! Don't worry about breaking anything -- previous versions of the page are saved in the page revision history, so there's always a backup copy of the page you're working on.

Page contention. Occasionally when two people work on a page at once, the system will notify you that another user has changed the page while you have been editing it. To avoid losing your changes, select and copy your changes from the web page, then click and edit the latest version of the page. Paste your changes into the edit window, and save. You can use the revision history and compare revisions to see the changes both users made.

Edit modes

There are two ways of editing the text on pages, Simple mode and Advanced mode. You can switch between them at any time by clicking on the Simple or Advanced links to the right of the buttons:

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  • Simple mode. Most of the time, for most people, you can stay in simple mode. This looks and acts like a normal word processor, and text formatting looks the same whether you're editing the page or just viewing it. Go ahead and add or change text, use copy and paste, and use the toolbar to change formatting. Use WikiWidgets from the pulldown menu to insert wiki elements that are created and edited by form fill in, such as inter-workspace links or embedded searches.
    • Advanced content. Some of the elements that may appear in simple mode can only be edited in advanced mode. Switch to advanced mode to change them.
  • Advanced mode. Some aspects of Socialtext require more detailed editing. You can only do this using the advanced formatting. Text formatting is not displayed; instead you see the formatting characters. You can learn most of the advanced formatting from the Edit tips, which is available right next to "Advanced".
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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

 
 
 
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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.

Tag: 

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