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[edit] Wiki Overview

A wiki is a web page where users can add, remove, and edit contents using a web browser. It's so easy for people to revise pages that wikis are becoming known as the tool of choice for large, multiple-participant projects. A wiki can be effectively used to keep notes and share ideas amongst a group of people, and helps to organize a wiki to avoid lost thoughts and encourage serendipity. It is a collection of related pages designed so that anyone who accesses them can contribute or modify the content using a simplified mark-up language. Every project includes a main wiki page that is accessible to all the members of the project. This page may contain all the information relating to the project, such as its description or charter. Most likely, it will contain links to existing and new pages, serving as a portal into the project's architecture.

In Project.net, almost everything has its own wiki page: projects, tasks, forms, etc. These pages are best place to capture descriptions, details, specifications of the associated projects, tasks, and form items.

It is a typical enterprise collaboration platform that is flexible, powerful and easy to use. It is used to a large extent in document management and project planning.

[edit] Effective use of wiki in Project.net

Wiki as a separate module in the Project.net application can be used for a large variety of tasks, from personal note-taking to collaborating online, creating an internal knowledge base, and working to capture details of a task or project. Teams can use a wiki to organize and work on critical documents and project plans. It lets people work more efficiently between face to face meetings and becomes a magnet for all the information relevant to a project.

Project.net wiki is the perfect place to start a new project. It is a blank sheet waiting to capture your thoughts and specifications. Every project includes a main wiki page that is accessible to all the members of the project. This page can hold all the information related to the project, such as its description or charter. Most likely, it will contain links to existing and new pages, serving as a portal into the project's architecture.

The wiki pages can start out simple and grow as members contribute to them. The resulting pages can be linked together and incorporated into the project's wiki, giving team members access to all the information they need. Wiki is one of the most powerful collaboration tools of Project.net. User can add images to the wiki content to make it more descriptive and understandable.

[edit] What pages are available in the Wiki?

Choosing the Index by Title and the Recent Changes option in the wiki lists all the topics added to the wiki and the recent changes that have been made respectively. Selecting a particular topic in this list will open the wiki page with the contents of the topic. Separate topics can be created to view contents on the Project charter, Project specifications and all other details relating to the project.

For more information on How to access the Index page in a wiki, refer Using the Wiki Index

For more information on How to access the page with Recent changes, refer Recent Changes

[edit] Can I create a wiki?

Yes, any Member of a Project can create a wiki. But choosing the Create Page option from among the wiki options, the user can create a new page and add contents to this page. The wiki formatting options are available in this window and the text here can thus be formatted as required.

Another way to create a new wiki page is to add links to non-existing pages. The Projects network of wiki pages will grow and new pages will also be created.

A wiki is a collection of related pages designed so that anyone who accesses them can contribute or modify the content using a simplified mark-up language. Every project includes a main wiki page that is accessible to all the members of the project. This page may contain all the information related to the project, such as its description or charter. Most likely, it will contain links to existing pages and new pages, serving as a portal into the project's architecture.

In Project.net, almost all the modules have their own wiki page: projects, tasks, forms, etc. These pages are the best place to capture descriptions, details, specifications of the associated projects, tasks and form items.

For more information on How to create a Wiki, refer Create a wiki

[edit] Is it possible to add links in a wiki page?

Related page links to the current wiki page and links that are accessible from this page can be viewed by choosing the respective options available. The details of these linked pages are very visible and easy to access. If required, the user can revert to any previous version of a wiki too.

For more information on How to access the links in a wiki, refer Links on the wiki

Wiki facilitates easy management of version control and comparison. These are obtained under Page change history tool which displays version, author, comment, modified date and difference link. It shows the current version by ' * ' and previous modified versions by numbers. Latest versions will be on top and older versions will be at the bottom. The Difference link highlights the difference between two versions. For more information on reverting to a previous version of the wiki, refer Revert to an older version

[edit] Can I add Images to a wiki?

Wiki facilitates to upload picture and can be inserted into the wiki page. Images that are uploaded will be treated as a wiki page. Sort option on wiki pages and images available under wiki tab. Users can add images to the wiki content to make it more descriptive and understandable. All these images are stored and can be viewed from the list by selecting the option on All Images. New images can be uploaded into the wiki by selecting the option on Upload Image.

For more information to upload an image in the wiki, refer Upload Image to a wiki

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