I agree that this workspace is for non-commercial use only
has to be ticked and then there are two more choices:select whether the wiki is for individual or educational use and whether it is going to be public or private (by invitation only). Thenthe front page is displayed and customisation may begin.
There is one customisation option for free accounts: the colour scheme. However, since it is very easy to add pictures,videos and sounds to any wiki page, the final look can be quite polished and distinctive.
Furthermore, a set of 5 ready-made templates is available, which can be used to form the layout of the new pagescreated. Of course, there is also the option to start with a blank page and build it up from scratch.
Finally, there is an excellent word-processing tool at the top of each page, accessible through the Edit tab. This lookssimilar to Word, is very easy to use and allows for further customisation: along with all the usual font and colour options, tables can be inserted and coloured, pictures can be inserted and edited and widgets can be embedded.
Navigation and operation
There are four tabs on the front page:
Wiki, Pages and Files, Users and Settings
The first one leads to the main content.
The second provides access to content management and organisation.
The third allows administrators to control the level of access the current users are to have.
The fourth deals with privacy, security, notifications and more advanced technical configurations.The main navigation tools are on the sidebar on the right. All that is needed is to left-click on any of the links in these twonwindows and the relevant page or file is displayed. The Navigator window automatically classifies pages and files in alphabeticalorder. The Sidebar window is editable and it allows for complete control over content structure and navigation.In order to create new content - once the necessary permissions have been granted
one goes to
Create a page
. Apart from theabove-mentioned template, table, image, video, colour and widget selections, there is one more very important option available:by left-clicking on any of the links provided in the Navigation and Sidebar windows, this link appears on the new page, is clickableand enables cross-referencing.There is also the option of uploading new content from the hard disk: once in
mode, the sidebar looks like this: By clickingon
Images and Files
, the option
becomes available. Having selected and uploaded your files, they automaticallyappear as links in the window on the right. Left-clicking on a link will automatically insert it on the page. Please note that thisfunction is available not only for document formats, but also for image and audio files. After adding the desired content, left-clicking on the
button at the bottom left-hand corner allows you to exit the
modeand saves all your content. The same procedure is followed if one wishes to change or add to the content of any wiki page.Finally, it should be mentioned that, depending on the
settings, there is the option to immediately inform all wikiparticipants about new content directly through their e-mail accounts.