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    Focus on your content with essential tools that support engineering and scientific documentation without getting in the way

    Focus on your content with essential tools that support engineering and scientific documentation without getting in the way

    Automatic Numbered Headings

    Force Version Comments

    Automatic Page Contents

    Automatically number all headings within a space so that pages contain section numbering without any macros interfering with your content.

    Force new versions of a document to be saved with a comment while still allowing drafts.

    Display the page contents floating at the top of each page without having to place macros everywhere which would otherwise interfere with documentation generation and clutter your content.

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    Engineering essentials contains tools which make confluence a rigorous documentation environment. Configure critical spaces to force version comments, automatically use numbered headings, and automatically display the page contents. Critical documentation can be handled automatically. Allowing users to focus on the content.

    Force users to provide version comments before saving, prevent data loss by still supporting drafts. Ensuring your document history is meaningful. In combination with Ad-Hoc Workflows and Scroll Office, confluence can be turned into a fully featured change control tool.

    Configure spaces to automatically use numbered headings which do not interfere with documentation exports into word or PDF templates. Define the heading style in your templates, where it should be. Also, your content is safe because it does not need to be placed within a macro, so will continue to be available no matter what plugins are enabled.

    Display page contents automatically without macros.

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    by Philipp Eckert on 2017-05-16
    Unfortunately Force version comment not working for me too. Cache has been refreshed.
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    Hi Philipp, thanks for the report.

    This is being tracked under issue EE-11. Which is a noted in the plugin release notes of 3.2.0 for Confluence 6.+.

    Due to Atlassian interface changes, some instances may not correctly enable the forced version comments functionality when the edit page is first loaded. Refreshing the page enables the functionality. A resolution for this issue is being sort as a priority.

    In the meantime, we have released with support for the latest Confluence versions so that users can continue to enjoy numbered headings and page contents while we resolve the issue, and to not hold back their Confluence upgrade.

    by Maxime Tryhoen on 2017-04-04
    Force version comment not working for me.
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    Hi Maxine, thanks for your comment.

    We've found in the past that when the option is first turned on, the clients browsers have often cached the content required to control this behavior. We're working on a way to force a refresh, however it will work once the browser cache has been refreshed (or once it expires). If you experience any issues please don't hesitate to raise a ticket within our issue tracking system available at http://helpdesk.precisionplugins.com/ or via the methods listed within the support tab above.

    Kind regards,

    Precision plugins

    by Alexis Placet on 2017-02-09
    The Force Version Comment is easily by passed by clicking on "Preview" and "Edit" again.
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    Hi Alexis,

    Thanks for reporting this issue. We've just release version 3.2.0 of the plugin to resolve this problem and support the latest versions of confluence. The issue can be tracked on our Jira under EE-9.

    Kind regards,

    Precision Plugins

    by Markus Wood on 2014-09-06
    Excellent, now we can have numbered headings without compromising our page comparisons. Thanks.
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    Version 3.2.0 Confluence Server 5.7.6 - 6.1.4 Released 2017-05-09


    Fix and compatibility update



    • EE-10: Added support for Confluence v6.1.3.


    • EE-9: Resolved an issue in recent confluence versions where users could navigate between preview and edit modes to bypass the forced version comments.

    Known issues:

    • EE-11: Due to Atlassian interface changes in recent confluence versions, some instances may not correctly enable the forced version comments functionality when a page is first edited. Refreshing the page loads the plugin and enables the functionality. A resolution for this issue is being sort as a priority.


    1. Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
    2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Atlassian Marketplace. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
    3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Locate Engineering Essentials via search. The appropriate app version appears in the search results.
    5. Click Try free to begin a new trial or Buy now to purchase a license for Engineering Essentials. You're prompted to log into MyAtlassian. Engineering Essentials begins to download.
    6. Enter your information and click Generate license when redirected to MyAtlassian.
    7. Click Apply license. If you're using an older version of UPM, you can copy and paste the license into your Confluence instance.

    To find older Engineering Essentials versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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