Creating a folder?

How does one create a folder in Confluece?

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Just create and empty page with no content. Then add child pages to that page.

This works until you have to add two folders somewhere with the same name.

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You don't create a folder in Confluence because that is not how Confluence works. You create spaces and pages inside spaces. Or did I misunderstand the question?

Perhaps you're referring to create groups for such users. Can you polease clarify about create a folder in Confluence?

Hi Steve -

Are you looking for file management in Confluence?

As @Jobin said, and Bernardo queried further on - Confluence does not have the notion of folders, technically - but here's a few thoughts that might meet your needs.

a) Confluence as you know has pages, and logically, you might want to organize these pages into a hierarchy, similar folder directory. In such case, apply the documentation theme.

b) Physical documents (PDFs, Word Docs, etc.) are often "attachments" to a page. You can use the {attachments} macro to display a set of attachment documents that are attached to a page - in a list for in the page.

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If you are looking for actual file management, such as found with an external document management system (DMS) like Box, Dropbox, Alfresco, or Google Drive, and accessible from Confluence - here's some ideas.

AppFusions has been deploying "DMS integration plugins" for a couple years that allows you to preview, access, navigate, edit (which is updated remotely in the file systems), download local, and print from the remote DMS system - all from inside of Confluence.

The features are similar between the different flavors:

  • You can embed a file tree, and manuever up and down in that tree, just like you are used to with folders. For example, Departmental file trees.

  • You can embed a file from your external DMS, so instead of being an attachment, it is displayed (embedded) in full in the page in a high-resolution full-featured viewer.

  • You can edit these files (in local Office apps, Zoho, Google Doc editors) directly from Confluence, and upon saving, the files are saved back to the remote systems.

  • You can download local copies, and you can print the documents in the DMS, directly from Confluence.

For more information on these, go here - or to get an eval license - contact us at info@appfusions.com. Also, there's videos of how they work on the products's pages.

Also - what other flavors would you like to see?

Hope this helps.

Ellen

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