Folders you say? Well, look no further! Confluence makes it easy to leverage this most basic feature of computing that has been in existence since before the assembly language in ONLY 5-7 easy steps!
1. make sure your pages are in the hierarchy you want them:
1a. Navigate into the space you want to act as a file system and select the menu
1c. Click and drag these into the structure you want:
2. Use the instructions in the link below to add child-lists to your "Folder" documents so that you can view their child-"contents" with one click:
...and TA DA, just like that the MIND BENDING power of folders is yours to harness and direct at your most complex tasks thanks to forward-thinking at Confluence!
That's not "folders", it's just one way of using the natural structures within Confluence. The nature of Confluence data tends to make folders a redundant concept, but you can mimic them if you want. It's not that useful in Confluence, but it doesn't stop you.
Folders work for structured classifications like file systems. Confluence is a wiki, not a file system. It's not like sharepoint where documents go to die, it's supposed to be a living collaborative space where the structure is more usefully classified by content than location.
I was wondering what the format was. I've used wiki's before and I didn't even realize that's what this was (Only been using confluence for a week.)
However, as we may think the kool-aid is the best drink we ever tasted and evangelize on anyone who wishes for a sip of water - I'd like to put forth that, in a situation in which someone is specifically asking for water, that giving them a cup is probably the best idea.
Take my case for example, I DO just want some documents to die, but, I would also like them to be in existence, accessible, and within the same silo as my other documentation in case of the worst. I am just a nice guy like that. Hence, the need for a folder every now and then.
Anytime some open source software doesn't do something, the true believers turn that from a bug into a feature.
Re: 1. make sure your pages are in the hierarchy you want them:
But they're not. How do I create a new entry in the hierarchy?
And what is "hierarchy" here? A hierarchy of "spaces"?
I don't think you've grasped what the software does.
There is a hierarchy, which makes "folders" redundant (at best, a primitive way of thinking). Go to a page anywhere (let's call it page A), hit "create page", put something in it and save it as Page B. You now have page B in the hierarchy under Page A. You can move it within the space in the space's tree under tools, or move it and give it a new page, or even space.
Re: I don't think you've grasped what the software does.
I've used a lot of software over many years. In design reviews, when developers blame the users, experienced managers will usually ask if the UI could be made more intuitive.
Re: create new page B under existing page A
Ah, so I need to create a dummy page to hold subpages, because there's no concept of a directory entry. Got it.
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