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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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To enter a Socialtext space, you must first identify yourself. This keeps unwanted eyes from reading your private pages and helps to keep your personal environment organized and tailored for you.


Logging in. When visiting your workspace, you will be asked to log in with your email address. Enter the email address that you used to register for the workspace. NOTE: Passwords are case sensitive and must be properly capitalized or uncapitalized.
Remember me on this computer. If you click Remember me on this computer, you will only have to log in once to access all your workspaces. You will not need to log in again until you explicitly log out. This means that no matter whether you navigate away from Socialtext, close your browser, or shut down your computer, you will not have to log in again.
I don't know my password. If you ever forget your password, just click on I don't know my password. Enter your email address. An email will be sent to you containing a link to reset your password.

Logging out. You can always log out from Socialtext by clicking on Log out in the top right corner. The next time you visit Socialtext, you will need to log in.

Change password. To change your password from within a workspace, click "Settings" in the top workspace menu. From there, you can also set your first name and last name, which are used in comments and in What's new.

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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.