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 document from new page tree. 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 Document toolbox located at the top of the page between the watch and share icon. Click Convert to document to start managing this page and its children as a document. 


In the Create new document dialog, 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. Optionally, add a prefix, and click Next

  2. In the next step, optionally add the following - 
    1. 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.
    2. Document summary to help you and other users know what this document is about without having to open or read each individual page. 
    3. Document Cover to help you visually identify and distinguish your document in the document library.
    4. Document Status to convey the state of the document to the readers and the contributors

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

Once the document has been created, it will appear in your Document library.  


Create a document from a new page tree 

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


Select Compose a new page tree  from the list of optionsand click Next.


In the first step, enter a document title of your choice and select a parent page. You may also choose to add a prefix to your document, and then click Next. 

In the second step, you may choose to add additional document metadata such as Labels, Summary, Cover image and Status, and then click Next.



  • 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.
  • Document summary to help you and other users know what this document is about without having to open or read each individual page. 
  • Document Cover to help you visually identify and distinguish your document in the document library.
  • Document Status to convey the state of the document to the readers and the contributors

In the final step, you can choose to add new and existing pages to your document to build up your document page tree, and then click Save.



Once the document has been created, it will appear as a Document card in your Document Library