Hot on the heels of our first public EAP milestone of Confluence 4.0 earlier this month, we present you with our 2nd public EAP build. This latest milestone delivers 5 awesome new features and improvements.
1. Paste Images into the Editor (Firefox and Chrome)
This is a very popular feature we unveiled at Atlassian Summit 2011. Just copy any image to your clipboard and press CTRL+V in the Confluence 4.0 editor. The image will be attached and embedded directly into your page. There’s nothing to install on your desktop…it just works!
2. Introducing “Strepsils” for Inserting Tables
Inserting tables got even more “WYSIWYG” and easier with Confluence developer, Craig Petchell’s, new feature that he calls “strepsils.” Just click on the new Table dropdown and drag your mouse to choose the number of rows and columns you want in your new table. Oh, and don’t worry if you like inserting tables with your keyboard, you can still use autoformatting or CTRL+SHIFT+I to insert a table.
3. New “View Source” for Pages and Blogs
We know that a lot of people use the View wiki markup option from a page’s Tools menu to see how pages were created to copy the underlying wiki markup onto their own page. Since there’s no wiki markup view in Confluence 4.0, we’ve implemented new source view that makes it easy to see what macros were used to create a given page and copy them to your own page.
4. New Autoformatting Keyboard Shortcuts Reference
Autoformatting is an extremely useful feature but it’s not terribly discoverable at the moment. Now we’ve added a new Autoformatting tab to the Keyboard Shortcuts Dialog to help people discover the feature and learn how to use it.
5. Merge Conflicts in Case of Concurrent Edits
Confluence 4 is now able to intelligently merge content when two people are editing a page at the same time. You might be thinking, “Confluence already does that”. Well we’ve made it even better in Confluence 4.0. Now two users can edit separate rows in the same table and Confluence will safely merge their changes.
We Welcome Your Feedback
To make it easy for you to provide EAP feedback we’ve created a simple “Got Feedback” button in the Confluence navigation bar.
Let the Confluence team know what you think of the EAP by providing feedback!