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Template authors create templates to be used by the team.



Name Short Description Doctype Audience
This is a tour through the documentation for users that want to design their own set of templates or just want to create one or two templates.
Doctypes to help organize the space. This includes homepages for particular information (like the homepages for each doctype) and tours that provide a specific view on existing documentation.
Agile documentation is not another buzzword. There is actually a set of rules to follow which will lead to meaningful documentation. Writing helpful documentation is not easy, but it gets a lot easier with the agile mindset - and with the projectdoc Toolbox.
The projectdoc Toolbox makes it easy to search for documents with a given set of constraints in an ancestor context.
Add a document as a child and automatically make supplied properties available in the parent.
Prefix the title with an automatically incremented identifier.
Concepts central to projectdoc. Things users have to understand to get the most out of using projectdoc.
Lists the configuration options for template authors to control page creation.
Macros to support a team to write their documentation collaboratively.
Colored sections or boxes – like the Confluence panel macro – support authors to emphasize their content.
The Display Table Macro allows to render the values for a collection of properties for compact tables. With Version 4.5 this feature is also supported by the Tour Macro. This tip shows how to use it.
Discard unwanted references in manually compiled lists with the projectdoc Toolbox on Confluence.
The main purpose of content providers is to add additional context entries for the blueprints provided by an add-on. projectdoc defines a number of context providers to be used by add-on developers.
The Display Table Macro provides a quick fix feature to control the width of the table columns.
Deep links can be used on both sides of predicates in a Where Clause.
Doctypes and the Name List Macro allow to specify a range of valid tokens for a value. These values can be rendered by applying specific CSS styles.
Macros that help authors to create templates and content.
These are the generic working horses that are used whenever no specific doctype matches the intention of the author.
We like to think of document properties as metadata. But in some contexts it is natural to think of them as data for the entity described by the document.
Introduces to the concept of content to be considered to be empty.
Categories that are defined to be used with any doctype. So any document instance defined for these categories has to make sense for any doctype.
What if no existing doctype matches the purpose of the document? Here are some tips how to handle this situation.
There is no one-size-fits-all for documenting software projects. What we do is giving you an introduction on how to get started with the projectdoc Toolbox and the Software Development Add-on to define your documentation requirements with Confluence.
Writing page blueprints includes to configure wizards for easy page creation. If the field identifier contains dots there is a problem with a simple solution.
A short introduction using the impersonator feature of the projectdoc Toolbox. In this example we examine what to do to reuse a layout defined in another document.
Shows how to import properties from another document to be applied to placeholders in transclusions.
List of macros linking to or transcluding from external information systems.
Provides information to get new users of projectdoc get started with projectdoc documents and spaces.
Getting started with the projectdoc Toolbox is not easy. Some basic concepts are more than just good-to-know and the number of macros and doctypes may be simply overwhelming. This tip gives some advice on how to get started.
Show how to use the Name List Macro to render links to glossary terms.
Listing related pages to a page is quite easy using the projectdoc Toolbox.
Using existing properties from other documents.
References listed in tables and lists may come from different sources. The Table Merger Macro allows to render a number of tables (or lists) as one table (or list).
Doctypes that help to write modular documentation and therefore support single sourcing.
Macros to support single sourcing for creating modular documents.
Using sections and modules to organize and reference content.
Categories provide easy navigation. The category page documenting the category automatically lists all documents tagged with this category. A defined set of categories has per default no such homepage.
The projectdoc Toolbox does not support dynamic values as property values. Use sections to render dynamic values and select the contents of this section instead of property values.
The pages wizards provide placeholder to make page creation easier.
projectdoc documents typically provide a property named 'Parent Property'. This property refers to a logical parent. This tip shows what this is all about.
projectdoc is based on projectdoc documents. Creating a projectdoc document is easy: A projectdoc document is a Confluence page using document properties and sections.
projectdoc allows to group spaces and to set them in two kinds of relationships: delegate and search.
projectdoc introduces structure on a Confluence space. It adds the concept of homepages for document types.
Macros to help authors to reference other documents that are relevant to the current document.
Changing the rendered contents of a projectdoc document dynamically for each request.
Alter the rendering of macros of transcluded content with remote controls.
There are basically five ways to render navigation links with additional properties with the projectdoc Toolbox.
A short introduction on compiling projectdoc documents in dynamic lists using constraints.
Tips on specifying search queries for Lucene. This also applies to projectdoc's query macros.
Use the Section Macro to define sections. This tip introduces the macro by listing its features.
A list of doctypes that have a specific purpose. The core doctypes are none-the-less quite generic so that they can be used in almost any project.
Macros to help authors to a document structure so that the information is easier to understand.
Subdocuments are associated with the lifetime of the parent document. The section doctype is the most generic type of document, but there are others, that are specific to a certain doctype.
The projectdoc Toolbox makes it easy to search for documents with a given set of constraints in a document tree with a given root.
Show how to import properties from other projectdoc documents into a projectdoc document.
Tools from the projectdoc Toolbox to allow users to browse for information.
Links allow readers to find related information. Autocomplete allows authors to recall the names of related information. Let's have a closer look on the Autocomplete Feature of the projectdoc Toolbox!
List of variables provided in the blueprint context for templates.
Shows how to use the Wiki Link Macro based on Remote Controls to alternate between two different views on a single document.
Keeping track of transclusions using artificial properties.
Categories that are defined to be used for a specific doctype. May be used for a couple of doctypes, but is not intended to make sense for any doctype.
A collection of macros supports dynamic parameters that may be controlled remotely or by their context. This tip provides some information on context controlled macros.
Add a document as a child and automatically make supplied properties and sections available in the parent. A short walk-through to use the Aspect Feature in your information architecture.
Space properties are defined for spaces and are accessed via the Space Property Macro. This tip goes into detail in how to use space properties with inheritence and extension pages.
The projectdoc Toolbox provides an interface for template authors to replace placeholders with space and context properties.
Macros to render information in a visually appealing format.
The projectdoc Toolbox makes it easier to create links for navigation for users to browse the documentation. This tip explains some the concept in the context of organization, person, role, and stakeholder.