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Editing



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Don't be afraid to edit articles on this wiki! You don't have to be an official wiki editor or have special training or permission to make changes or additions. Anyone with a valid e-mail address can create an account and become a wiki user.

Once you are a wiki user, you can edit the articles, so find something that needs to be fixed, like a spelling error or typo and fix it. In addition to fixing errors, you can be a creator. You can contribute to the articles on topics that interest you. Start by adding sentences and paragraphs. When you get more confident, you can even create an entire new article.

To edit a section, click the small "edit" link on the heading's line. However a user must have an exisitng account and should be logged in to be able to edit

Editing toolbar

The editing toolbar appears as soon as you click edit at the top of an article. Place your cursor over parts of the toolbar to see a description of what they do. For a more detailed breakdown of the various icons, see Help:Understanding the editing tool bar.

Creating headings

Headings are recommended in wiki formatting, particularly for large articles.

  • Headings appear as larger text, making distinctions between different sections
  • The text under headings can be edited, making it easier to make changes to smaller parts of a large document
  • With four or more headings a table of contents is automatically generated. This makes it much easier to jump to sections of larger pages.

To create a heading, there are two options:

  1. Place = on both sides of the text. For example: ==Heading here==
  2. Highlight the heading text and click File:Headingbutton.jpg


==This is what the code for a sample heading looks like==

To create a sub heading, add a new heading with one more = sign on both sides. For example this:
== Heading 1 ==
=== Heading 2 ===
==== Heading 3 ====

Creating footnotes

In the main body of the article, immediately after the text you want to footnote, write the footnote text preceded with <ref> and followed by </ref>. <ref>This is a footnote</ref>. To display the list of footnotes, create a "Footnote" section (recommended) at the bottom of the page and include the <references/> code (or {{Reflist}} ).

Footnotes (example)

<references/>

Wiki syntax

Applies Anywhere

Description You type You get
Italicized text

Insert text to be rendered in italics between two single quotes at the beginning of the text, and two single quotes following the text

''italic'' italic
Bold text

Insert text to be rendered in bold between three single quotes at the beginning of the text, and three single quotes following the text

'''bold''' bold
Bold and italic

Insert text to be rendered in bold and italic between five single quotes at the beginning of the text, and five single quotes following the text

'''''bold and italic''''' bold and italic
Internal links (to content within this wiki)

Text within double square brackets results in a hyperlink to a page with that name.

Text within double square brackets followed by a pipe character and descriptive text results in that text displaying as a hyperlink to a page with that name. If there is no page with that name, the hyperlink will appear in red, inviting you or others to provide content.


[[Wiki gnome]]

[[Wiki gnomes | helpful people]]


Wiki gnome

helpful people

External links

A URL in single square brackets results in a hyperlinked number within single square brackets, followed by an arrow point upwards to the right. There is no text.

A URL between single square brackets followed by a space and text results in hyperlinked text

A URL inserted in the text without square brackets is rendered as a hyperlinked URL



[http://www.ragu.com]


[http://www.ragu.com Ragu]

http://www.ragu.com



[1]



Ragu

http://www.ragu.com

Sign your posts

Method 1: insert four tildes (~, above tab key) preceded by a pair of dashes.
Method 2: Click the signature button button.

--~~~~ --Marc.labreche 14:40, 29 April 2009 (EDT)

Applies Only at the Beginning of the Line

Description You type You get
Headings

(equal sign) (=)

Note: A Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article.

== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4
Level 5
Bulleted list

(asterisk) (*)

*Dogs

*Cats
** Kittens
*Horses

  • Dogs
  • Cats
    • Kittens
  • Horses
Numbered list

(pound sign) (#)

#Dogs

#Cats
##Kittens
#Horses

  1. Dogs
  2. Cats
    1. Kittens
  3. Horses
Indented list

(colon) (:)

:Dogs

:Cats
::Kittens
Horses

Dogs
Cats
Kittens
Horses

See also

External links

<references/>