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Now let's edit some pages.

You may still have your personal space open from the previous step. If not, go to the menu under your name in the upper right part of the page and select "Personal Space."

Look for the text that says "Edit" near the upper right side of the screen and click on it. The screen should change to show an editor interface similar to Microsoft Word. There are buttons for bold, italic, bullet points, etc. You may notice some text wrapped in curly brackets, like {pagetree}. Those are called macros, and the Confluence software interprets them when it displays a page. You can ignore them for now.

Go ahead and make some changes, then press the "Save" button. Notice how your changes appear on the page.

There are two ways to edit a page in Confluence. You can either use the Word-style editor you just saw, or you can use something called wiki markup. Wiki markup is a simple set of rules to control how your text shows up. For example, text you place inside asterisks, *like this*, appears bold, like this.

Click Edit again, then click on the "Wiki Markup" tab. You'll see the wiki markup version of your page. Try making a few edits here, using the Help Tips on the right side of the screen for reference. Instead of pressing Save, though, click on the "Rich Text" tab again. Notice how the changes you make in one format get translated to the other. Rich Text, the Word-style editor, is also sometimes called "WISIWYG" for "what you see is what you get," and pronounced "wizzy-wig."

You can make edits in whichever mode you prefer, and other people will be able to use either to edit your pages.

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