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Using pages in multiple documentation spaces

Hi,

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to use whole pages across several spaces.  We have a software product that has 3 different versions and I'm creating a separate documentation space for each one.  Some content topics are common to all 3 versions, so is it possible to write these topics "single source" documents and then include them in other spaces?  Thanks for any tips or techniques on this issue.

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Thomas Schlegel Community Leader May 06, 2015

Hi William,

you can write the common pages in a different space and use the include page macro to show the content in the other spaces. Look here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Include+Page+Macro

Cheers

Thomas

Deleted user May 06, 2015

I use {include page} this way frequently. I find it helps to have a good, consistent naming convention for the pages that you want to include. For example, say I'm writing installation instructions with variations for Windows and Linux, I would give the include pages names like like install-win-inc and install-lin-inc ... The -inc tells me that this page will never stand alone, but will always be embedded somewhere.

Many thanks for the tip Kathleen. I guess it's about putting enough into the planning so that the document is easily maintainable.

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