The University of Iowa Wiki Service (https://wiki.uiowa.edu/) will be upgraded to Confluence version 6.13 on June 10th, 2019. This version addresses security vulnerabilities, and brings several enhancements and bug fixes, which are listed below. The test instance of the Wiki will be available for users who want to access information from wiki.uiowa.edu. Any edits made in Wiki Test (https://test-wiki.its.uiowa.edu) will not be transferred to the wiki.uiowa.edu.
For more information about these features, continue reading.
Type @ and we'll suggest the people you've mentioned previously first. Keep typing and we'll continue to suggest matching people. Here's some examples to illustrate the improvements.
A refreshed look and feel to Confluence. This work is based on the new Atlassian design, and includes things like updated colors, typography, and icons, including:
A new ellipsis () menu gives you the option to:
When you click the Close button, we'll no longer ask you whether you want to keep or discard changes, as this was confusing for many people. Now, the changes are always kept.
You can always go to> Revert to last published version if you do want to discard changes.
The page history now shows both the avatar and name of the people who edited a version.
Here's some of the highlights:
Some of these fixes will only apply to newly created or edited content, or until you reindex your site.
Confluence already lets you upload a wide range of files to share and discuss with your team. We’ve now made it easier to make changes to your files without the hassle of downloading and uploading multiple times.
You can now edit any file attached to a Confluence page using a desktop application, then save the file back to Confluence in a few clicks. And it’s not just available for Microsoft Office documents; it works for Photoshop files, Keynote presentations — any attached file with a compatible application installed on your computer.
This feature replaces the Edit in Office function, which had some tricky limitations. It was restricted to Microsoft Office documents and only worked if you had the right browser, operating system and app combo running.
Read more in our guide to editing files.
If you regularly need to create PDFs of your content, you'll be pleased to know that we've resolved a bunch of PDF export bugs, and made several visual improvements to our PDFs. Some highlights:
We've kept the styling of the PDF plain and simple, giving you the perfect blank canvas to add your own style and flair, via the PDF stylesheet.
Relevant changes are highlighted above, the links below contain more detailed changes from the Wiki's current version to 6.6.5.