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What do I need atlassian companion for?

What do I need atlassian companion for?


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BryanT Community Leader Feb 21, 2019

Hi @Aida Cama and welcome to the Community. Atlassian Companion is needed in newer versions of Confluence for editing files in their native app rather than through the browser. You will only have to download the app once and allow it to authenticate as your user to Confluence. Once you have done that you can then select Edit With -> then the file will open in its native app for your editing. Once you select save in the application, the companion app will then prompt you to upload the saved changes. The link below goes over the process as well.

BryanT Community Leader Feb 21, 2019

@Aida Cama  - Hopefully this answers your question. If it does if you could please kindly select the green "Accept Answer" button it would be appreciated. Thank you!

Hi Bryan

Is the Companion app free to use if with licensed versions of Confluence?  Are there any licence terms which set this out I could view? (@bryanT)



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@BryanT - pls respond to above question.

BryanT Community Leader Apr 27, 2021

Atlassian Companion is free and it is included with Confluence as it is a bridge between Confluence and Microsoft documents.

Thanks for the info @BryanT . Also, is it still not able to provide seamless opening of  same MS files on native desktop apps by multiple users who can make changes and save to same version at the same time as can be done in SharePoint online ?

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