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It’s been almost a month since we released Confluence Blueprints, ready-made best practices to common business problems. The response has been overwhelmingly positive as users everywhere discover the power of Confluence for solving their everyday problems.
One of the most frustrating of these problems is sharing and collaborating on files with your team.
Four easy features to help share files with Confluence
Too often files are trapped in shared network drives or email inboxes, making it impossible for everyone to have access to the most current version. We decided to tackle this problem with the File List Blueprint – which makes it easy to share and store important files with:
- Inline previews – Don’t waste time downloading a file in order to see it. You can preview your images and powerpoint presentations right from your page thanks to the HTML5 file viewer.
- Automatic versioning – In Confluence files are automatically versioned, so any new version that is attached is automatically recognized and displayed.
- Drag-and-drop simplicity – Just drag-and-drop your files onto a Confluence page to embed them. It’s that easy.
- Granular permissions - Once you are done creating your file list, Confluence’s robust permission scheme keeps files as private or public as you want.
Check out the File List Blueprint in action: