October 24, 2007
The term “Novell Teaming” in this guide applies to all versions of Novell Teaming unless otherwise noted. For more information about Novell Teaming features, refer to the Novell Teaming User Guide and online Help.
When you log into Novell Teaming for the first time, you see aportlet that links to the Novell Teaming manuals and a getting-started web page.
Theis a set of tools that take you anyplace in Novell Teaming where you want to go. The following tools appear on many Novell Teaming pages:
My Workspace - Click theicon to open your personal workspace, which contains your , your folders, your , and other accessories.
Favorites - Click theicon to open the menu, where you can access links to your favorite places and edit your favorites list. To add a favorite place, navigate to the place you want to add, click the icon, and select .
Quick Search - Enter any type of search term in thebox and click to display a folder with the search results. For more search options, click .
Find people, Find Places, Find tags - Use these boxes to search for a user's personal workspace, for a workspaces and folders, or for items with tags. (See Terminology below.)
Workspace Tree - Click the plus sign to the left of the workspace tree icon to expand the tree. The tree has three main branches:, > and . Expand one of these categories and “drill down” until you get to the workspace you need. To collapse a branch, click the minus sign to the left of the branch:
Help - To read information about a specific section of the page, click theicon to enter mode, and then click on one of the new information icons that appear. To exit mode, click anywhere except on another icon or panel.
Yourhelps you keep track of people that you need to contact frequently. Add people to your buddy list right away to make it easy to communicate with them.
Start typing a name in either theor the box. A drop-down list displays matching names. Select a name, and click to add the name to your list.
Add as many names as you want, clickingafter each one.
To remove a name, click theicon after the name; then click .
When you finish, click. The new names are displayed in the buddy list.
An icon to the left of a buddy name indicates their presence information, which is that person’s online status:
To communicate with a buddy, click his or her presence icon, and select an option from the menu that appears.
To update presence information, click.
To view a buddy's contact information or to navigate to his or her workspace, click the buddy's name.
In the Navigator, clickto go to your personal workspace.
On the menu bar for your workspace, click.
In thewindow, fill in any missing information. This information is visible to others and is also used by Novell Teaming and Conferencing to contact you by phone, e-mail, or IM.
Add a picture. Clickto look for a graphics file on your computer; then click . The picture is displayed in the box of your profile.
You can add as many images as you like, but you must add them one at a time.
Thumbnails of all of your images are displayed beneath your contact information. As you move the mouse over a thumbnail, the image is displayed in the Photo box. To replace the original image in thebox with one of your other images, click on the image thumbnail.
To add a picture from the Internet, first save it to your computer.
To remove an image from your personal workspace, click. Select the images to be deleted by clicking their check boxes. Then click .
Clickto display your personal workspace.
Your workspace already has a default blog named “”
Expand you personal workspace tree at the top of your workspace.
Select the> menu item.
In theform that appears, type in the title of your blog entry in the box.
In thebox, type in the content of your blog entry (use the formatting tools in the editor to format your entry).
Under, you can select a file on your computer to attach to this blog entry.
Clickto add the entry to your blog.
Navigate to the Blog in which you want to comment.
Clickbeneath the blog entry on which you want to comment.
In the form that appears, type in the title of your blog comment in thebox.
Type in your comment in thebox.
Click. Your comment appears below the blog entry.
Novell Teaming was designed for teamwork. Create a team workspace; then add folders to the workspace. Once your team is set up, you can communicate easily with your team members.
In the, click on the link of the workspace tree.
Under thetab, click .
In thefield, type in the name for the new workspace.
Under, select any and you want to add as team members to this workspace. Type a character or two into either field and select the user or group you are want to add from the drop-down list that appears.
Under, select the types of folders you want to include in this workspace.
To e-mail your teammates, select theoption and type in the message you want to send.
Click. The new workspace is added as a sub-workspace.
Navigate to the team workspace.
In thewindow, click in the s or s fields, begin typing the user or group name and select the name from the drop-down list that appears.
Repeat for each user or group you want to add.
Select the workspace or folder with which the team is associated.
On the menu bar, click.
Usefor places you visit often.
Navigate to the workspace or folder that you want to add.
Click to open thepanel.
Select. The workspace or folder is added at the end of the list.
Tagging is a powerful way to discover, evaluate, and retrieve information. Users assign keywords, called tags, to workspaces, folders, and entries. Tags are designated as either community (shared) or personal (private). You can then use tags in searches. The search engine also uses tags to rank search results by relevance.
Click theicon to add both and tags to an item. For more information on tags, see the Novell Teaming User Guide.
Use Advanced Search to find the specific information you are looking for without having to navigate through multiple workspaces and folders.
In the Search section, click. The window appears.
In thefield, type text related to the item for which you are searching.
If you know who created (added) the item in Novell Teaming, type the name into thefield.
If you know that the information is tagged, type the relevant tag into thefield.
Under, select the option you want to use:
Use the workspace tree options to select the specific areas to search:
Click the + arrow next to Workspace.
Select the areas you want to search (drill further down in any area if you want).
Use theoption to search all folders and workspaces
Next to, use the drop-down lists to select the number of items and the number or words (per item) that you want to retrieve for your search.
The search results appear in a list below thearea. To the left Novell Teaming displays information about the top ranked places, people and tags associated with your search.
In the Search section, click. The tab appears.
In the top-right corner of thearea, click .
The following options are available:
- This option allows you to enter one or more author names.
- This option allows you to enter one or more tag names.
- This option allows you to enter one or more workflow state names.
- This option allows you to enter one or more entry types.
- This option allows you to limit the search to items that have had activity within a set number of days.
- This option allows you to limit the search to items created within one or more date ranges.
- This option allows you to limit the search to items modified within one or more date ranges.
- This option allows you to limit the search to one or more item types.
NOTE:Type in a few characters and most fields generates a drop-down list of choices. Click More Criteria to enter additional search criteria for an option.
buddy list - A list of people that you contact frequently.
entry - An item that is contained in a folder.
folder - A container for entries and other folders. Each folder has a type, such as, , or .
presence - The state of being connected to a communications service and available for communication. Presence information is indicated by status icons.
workspace - A container for folders and other workspaces.
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