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Installing Plugins

The plugins featured on this page are not installed out-of-the-box. To install them, please refer to our documentation on installing plugins.


Copy Existing Spaces

Create new knowledge bases

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Manage Approvals/Workflows

Create your own approval checks

Learn how >>

Export Pages to Word

Author in the wiki. Style with Word.

Learn how >>

Other Cool Plugins

Flow Charts, diagrams & mockups

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Copy existing spaces

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The Copy Space plugin allows a space administrator to copy a space, including the pages within the space, but excluding (so far) page history, blog posts and email.

How can you use it?

The Atlassian Tech Writers use spaces as as their version-control mechanism. Here’s an overview of the process they follow:

  • Leading up to release date, they work with ‘hidden drafts’ in the documentation space. For new features, they create new pages with restricted permissions. If they need to update existing pages, they create a hidden copy of the page and apply the updates to the copy.
  • When release date is near, they copy the documentation space to create a snapshot of the current release as an archive using the Copy Space plugin.
  • On release date, they rebrand the main documentation space to reflect the new release number. Then they unhide all the new pages and copy the content of the updated pages to the proper pages, then delete the copies.
  • They then export the new release to PDF, HTML and XML, for those customers who prefer offline versions of the documentation.
 See the instructions...
Instructions
  1. Enter the space you wish to copy
  2. Navigate to Space Admin from the Browse menu in the menubar
  3. Click on Copy Space under the Space Operations menu in the left navigation panel
    (info) See the documentation - Copy Space Plugin

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Manage approvals and workflows

The Ad hoc Workflows Plugin integrates seamlessly with Confluence to provide an innovative way of managing content approvals, without compromising the open and collaborative philosophy of a wiki. Users can create their own approval checks in their pages, or define more sophisticated workflows for entire spaces to enforce rules and actions.

(info) See the documentation - Ad hoc Workflows Plugin

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Export your Confluence pages into Word


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The Scroll Office Plugin integrates seamlessly with Confluence to provide an efficient and innovative way of exporting Confluence documentation into Microsoft Word. Scroll Office makes it easy to apply your corporate style guidelines to your documentation that lives in the wiki. Collaborate and author all your content in your wiki, and generate a properly formatted Word document to store, exchange and print information. Scroll Office uses Word files and their styling information as templates to output native Word 2007 documents having the desired look.

The Scroll Office plugin provides two options:

  1. Export to Word - By clicking this button (See the red arrow), you will be able to customise your export settings. These settings can be set as your default settings or they can be adjusted each time you want to export documentation (See the picture on the right).
  2. 'Single-Click' Export - If you use this button (See the blue arrow), Scroll will automatically start exporting the Confluence page to a Word document using a default Word template or the settings you used in your previous session.
 Using Scroll Office with Confluence you can:
  • Define Word styles for headings, paragraphs, etc
  • Create standard Word elements such as title pages, table of contents, page headers/footers
  • Embed static text to appear in every exported document such as disclaimers or copyright notices
  • Include metadata from Confluence through placeholders
  • Support for many third party plugins such as Gliffy and Balsamiq
  • Runs on Confluence, Confluence Hosted and JIRA Studio
  • Named-user licensing

(info) See the documentation - Scroll Office Plugin

(info) Read the Blog Post

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Other Cool Plugins

Create Flowcharts and Diagrams

The Gliffy plugin allows you to easily create professional-quality flowcharts and diagrams, right in your Confluence pages.

At Atlassian, our Human Resources department used this tool to map out our recruitment process. This diagram is embedded in a Confluence page in the team's space where employees involved in the recruitment process can quickly understand what the next step is. For example, what step comes after the initial interview, and who is responsible for that step.

How to add a Diagram to a Confluence page
  1. Hover your cursor over the Add menu on any Confluence page
  2. Select Gliffy Diagram
  3. Enter a name for your diagram
  4. Use the Gliffy Web-based editor to complete your diagram
  5. Once you've completed your diagram, select Save and Close from the File menu in the top-left of the Gliffy editor

(info) Read the Blog Post

(warning) The Gliffy and Balsamiq plugins are pre-installed with Confluence Hosted Evaluations.

Drag-and-drop UI Mockups

Ever heard the saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words'? Using the Balsamiq Mockups Plugin you can create and visualise mockups of diagrams for proposed layouts of website content, new features, and much more, right within Confluence.

How can you use it?
  • Our 'Development Team' uses Balsamiq to mockup new features for our products. The Balsamiq Mockup below eventuated in the new Image Browser that shipped in Confluence 3.1.
  • Our 'Marketing Team' use Balsamiq to create mockups of pages for our website in Confluence. The mockups are then given to our 'Web Team' to implement.
How to add a Mockup to an existing page
  1. Hover your cursor over the Add menu on any Confluence page
  2. Select UI Mockup
  3. Use the Balsamiq Web-based editor to complete your mockup
  4. Once you've completed your mockup, select Save and Close from the Mockup menu in the top-left of the Balsamiq editor
Import Existing Mockups

You can reuse a whole bunch of Mockups that have been contributed by the community.

(warning) The Gliffy and Balsamiq plugins are pre-installed with Confluence Hosted Evaluations.

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Other plugins pre-installed

Confluence comes with a set of bundled plugins (macros) that you can use right away with the Macro Browser. Learn more.

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More Confluence plugins

There are hundreds of open-source and commercial plugins available for Confluence. Browse them by category on the Atlassian Plugin Exchange.

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