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20-Minute TWiki

This step-by-step, hands-on tutorial gets you up to speed with all the TWiki Site basics, in mere minutes...

1. Get set...

Open two browser windows, so that you can follow these steps in one window, while trying things out in the other.

2. Take a quick tour...

A TWiki Site is divided into webs; each one usually represents one area of collaboration. You can navigate the webs from the upper right corner of each web page.

3. Open a private account...

To edit topics, you need to have a TWiki account.

4. Check out TWiki users, groups, offices...

5. Test the page controls...

Go to the bottom of the page to see what you can do. The color-coded control strip has a collection of action links:

6. Change a page, and create a new one...

Go to the Sandbox. This is the sandbox web, where you can make changes and try it all out at will.

7. Use your browser to upload files as page attachments...

You can attach any type of file to a topic - documents, images, programs, whatever - where they can be opened, viewed, or downloaded.

8. Get email alerts whenever pages are changed...

Web Notify is a subscription service that automatically notifies you by email when topics change in a TWiki web. This is a convenience service - for many people, checking email is easier than checking the Web.
That's it! You're now equipped with all the TWiki essentials. You are ready to roll.

NOTE: When first using TWiki, it will probably seem strange to be able to change other people's postings - we're used to separating individual messages, with email, message boards, non-Wiki collaboration platforms. Don't worry about it. You can't accidentally delete important stuff - you can always check previous versions, and copy-and-paste from them if you want to undo any changes. After a short while, TWiki-style free-form communication becomes second-nature. You'll expect it everywhere!

-- Mike Mannix - 01 Dec 2001

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