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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 1.8

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 1.8 from the previous version, Socialtext 1.7.2. The Socialtext Documentation page describes these new features in detail.


Simple Editing

Socialtext now allows Simple mode editing, which works much like a word processor. When you're editing a page, you can click on the toolbar buttons to format text, and your changes will appear on the screen right away.

You will still need to use Advanced mode for some actions such as editing tables, editing links, and including images in the page.

Simple Editing Known Issues

  • You need to format bold, italic, and strikethrough one paragraph at a time. If you select multiple paragraphs, the formatting will be distorted. You can clean up in advanced mode.
  • Some things your browser will let you do in Simple mode won't "take" when you Save. Examples are interactively resizing a table or an image, deleting an image, or indenting a list. A few other things, such as deleting an entire table, you may not be able to do at all. Use the Preview link before saving, and Edit More if you need to. Switch to Advanced mode when Simple mode doesn't do what you need.
  • Copy and paste from a web page or a word processor will preserve some, but not all, of the appearance of the page once it is saved in the workspace.
  • Safari users have access to advanced mode only, not simple mode.

Changes and bug fixes

  • When a user navigates away from a page that has unsaved changes, the system provides a warning and lets the user save work.
  • A new, top-level email menu has commands for sending and receiving email.
  • FetchRSS now supports Atom feeds. See Connections for detail.
  • Fixed a bug where sending a page with no title generated an application error.
  • Sending email to workspace using Apple mail.app now preserves attachments.
  • Strikethrough is less aggressive, so there will be fewer unintended strikethroughs. This happened frequently with emails sent to the workspace.


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.