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In the previous step, you created a page with some sample content. Now you will edit the page you have created and add some more content.

An Editing Session

You start an editing session whenever you:

  • create a new page, blog post or page comment
  • edit an existing page, blog post or comment (by pressing 'E' on the keyboard, or clicking Edit).

While in an editing session, you can also:

  • Name, or rename, a page or blog post. Note that renaming has effects that you should consider.
  • Add a comment describing the changes you made.
  • Choose whether or not people watching the page get notified of the change you made
  • Add labels to the page.

Confluence automatically saves drafts of your page as you work. If another user begins editing the same page as you, Confluence will display a message, and will try to merge the changes when you save your page.

Click Cancel (at the bottom of the page) if you want to end the session without saving any changes.

The session ends when you click Save, or Post.
When you save a new page you can choose where the page should be saved. You can also move a page after it has been saved, to make it a child page of a different page, or to move it to another space.

Embedding Content in the Page

Click Insert on the editor toolbar to embed any of the following types of content so that they are displayed on your page:

Things to Help You Work Faster


You can type Confluence shortcut text and formatting commands directly into the editor to have Confluence automatically format your text on the fly. To learn more, click (?) on the editor toolbar and choose the 'Editor Autoformatting' tab.


When editing a page or blog post, you can enter a trigger character to show a list of suggested links, media files or macros to add to your page. This feature is called 'autocomplete' and provides you with a fast editing solution if you prefer to use key strokes rather than pointing and clicking with the mouse.

Type:To see suggested content:
[pages and blog posts
!media files

For details, see Using Autocomplete.  


You can drag a file such as an image, video, audio file, Office document or PDF file, directly into the editor. The contents of the file will be embedded into the page or blog post. Please refer to the following pages for more information:

Keyboard Shortcuts

 You can view the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog by clicking (?) on the toolbar.






In the tutorial:

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