Creating a document allows you to define a tree of Confluence pages as a single unit of content, letting you read, manage, and work on your multi-page documents in one view and stay in context.

In Scroll Documents, there are two methods of creating new documents:

  • Create a document from an existing set of pages in the Confluence page tree. You should do this when you already have a related set of pages, and you want to start managing them as a single unit of content.
  • Create a new blank document, comprising a new single blank page. This is for when you are going to author a new multi-page document in Confluence from scratch, and you want to take advantage of Scroll Documents' document management features.

Create a document from an existing set of pages 

Firstly, decide which page should be the root page of the document – this page is the parent of all the document's other pages. Everything nested below this page will be defined as a part of the document.

To create the document, navigate to the document root page, open the Documents byline item located to the right of the page restriction icon. Click Continue to start managing this page and its children as a document. 


In the Create Document dialogue, the root page you have selected will be pre-filled automatically, so simply click Next. Note that you can change this option here if you decide you want to convert a different root page. 

In the next step, you will add your document metadata: 

  1. Start by naming your document. By default this is the name of the root page, but you can also give your document a unique name. 
  2. Optionally add document labels which offer flexibility for categorizing and filtering the documents in your space. Note that the document labels are not the same as Confluence page labels.
  3. Add a document summary to help you and other users know what this document is about without having to open or read each individual page. 

When you've finished adding your metadata, click Create. 

Once the document has been created, it will appear in your Documents Overview. The details view will be expanded with all of the metadata you added during creation:  


Create a new blank document 

Navigate to the Documents Overview by selecting the Documents space sidebar item, then click New Document in the top right-hand corner:


Select Blank document from the create wizard and click Next.

In the next step, you will add your document metadata: 

  1. Start by giving your new document a name. This name will also be the name of your document root page, so be sure to give it a unique name in that space to avoid page title conflicts. 
  2. Optionally add document labels which offer flexibility for categorizing and filtering the documents in your space. Note that the document labels are not the same as Confluence page labels.
  3. Add a document summary to help you and other users know what this document is about without having to open or read each individual page. 

When you've finished adding your metadata, click Create. 


Once the document has been created, it will appear in your Documents Overview


You can find the root page of your new document located under the Documents parent page in the page tree: