|This video shows you how to use Wikis in IBM Connections 4.0 to collaborate on a project.
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Table 1. Introduction
Connections Wikis provides users with a central collaborative place to work on a project as a collection of pages.
Welcome screen displays.
The Summary view lists basic information about your wikis. Use the Details view to see how each wiki is tagged or to view a description of the wiki.
Toggle between Summary and Detail views and click More to reveal additional information.
Table 2. Finding wikis
There are many ways to find an existing wiki. Click different views to see the wikis you own, wikis you can edit, and wikis you can read.
Connections 4.0 Wikis no longer has My Wikis and Public Wikis tabs, although you can still launch a search for My Wikis. All personal views are gathered together in the same list.
Click each wiki list type I'm an Owner, I'm and Editor, and I'm a Reader to show how the list changes.
Point to the Public Wikis list and then show My Wikis in the Search scope.
Point to I'm Following.
You also can find a wiki by scanning the most recommended or (liked) and most often visited wikis.
Point to the Most Liked and Most Visits sections.
Use Go to Wiki in the search menu to find a particular wiki.
Select Go to Wiki in the search menu. Type “Worldwide” and select “Worldwide Events”. Wiki opens. Click Wikis tab.
You also can find a wiki using tags
Point to Tag cloud and select the merchandise tag. Toggle between Cloud and list view of Tags.
Working with a wiki
Table 3. Creating wikis
Typically when someone creates a wiki, they add some introductory information including a title, a welcome statement and an explanation of the subject, and instructions on getting started and where to find help.
Click Start a Wiki. Name it “Latest marketing tips from Web sources” and type “web” in the tags field.
As members begin editing existing pages, adding comments, and adding their own pages, in a few months, the wiki can become robust and full of information
Use the Rich Text and HTML Source editors to let members create their content, and then preview it.
Click Edit. Type some content in the edit field.
Use page actions to select the way to add content.
Click through the tabs.
The wiki editor toolbar now includes a button for adding and editing iFrames making it easier to embed another HTML page in your wiki page.
Click the iFrame button to display the iFrames dialog.
You can now download a version of a page as an HTML file.
Highlight Download Page menu command.
Use Move to Trash when you need to clear out comments and pages.
Highlight Move to Trash menu command.
You can see comments, versions, attachments, and information about wiki pages.
Mouseover Comments, Attachments, and Versions tabs.
Table 4. Closing
So get started collaborating with your colleagues using Wikis today.
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For more information about using Wikis, click Help in the product.
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