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Manual

Create a new document

Thomas Walker

Thomas Walker Last update: Jan 11, 2018

Creating a document allows you to treat a group of multiple pages as a single unit of content – letting you work on multi-page documents without the inherent limitations of pages and spaces.

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 single new single blank page. This is for when you are going to start authoring a new multi-page document in Confluence, and you want to take advantage of Scroll Documents' document management features.

This guide explains how to use each method.

Create a document from an existing set of pages 

Firstly, decide which page should be the root page of the document – this is the page that the document gets its title from, and the page that is the parent of all the document's other pages:

To create the document, navigate to the document root page, open the Documents byline item, and click New document. When the document is created, an initial version is also saved – meaning that version management is activated as soon as the document is created.

Once the document has been created, you can either edit the document by adding new content or pages, or click View documents to manage the documents in this space.

Create a new blank document 

Navigate to the Documents index by selecting the Documents space sidebar item, then click New document:

Now give the document a name and click New document. When the document is created, an initial version is also saved – meaning that version management is activated as soon as the document is created.

You can navigate to the document any time – its pages and content now live under the Documents top-level page in the space's page hierarchy:

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