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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 1.7

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 1.7 from the previous version, Socialtext 1.6.5. The Socialtext Documentation page describes these new features in detail.


We've upgraded the search feature. Search is now much faster in workspaces with many pages.


  • Search now finds matches in Microsoft Word and text file attachments, as well as workspace pages.
  • You can search for phrases, categories, and partial words. See reading the workspace for the search syntax.
  • Workspace administrators are able to enable and disable email notification for all users in a workspace.

Bug Fixes

  • The "recently viewed" sidebox loads more quickly.
  • The "recent changes" sidebox now updates with every page load.
  • The "fortune cookie" feature has been turned off because it sometimes generated inappropriate messages.
  • When a workspace is configured to hide users' email addresses, those addresses are now also hidden in the "people" settings tab.
  • A bug with eventspaces was fixed: changing a configuration such as a logo would overwrite the privacy setting.

Known issues

  • Microsoft Word documents and text files are indexed for searches. Attachment files which contain text but are in other file formats are not specifically supported and may not be indexed.
  • After a system upgrade, it will take a while for the new search index to be available (up to 1-2 hours).
  • After a new file attachment is uploaded, there may be a short delay before the content is indexed.
  • Internet Explorer users who attempt to download an attachment from a workspace accessed via SSL (https://.../). See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812935 for details. This will be fixed in a future release.


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.