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MediaWiki now has a built-in Rich-Text editor, so it should be easy to format content the way you would like. These instructions will show you how to format your text using the buttons at the top of each edit page and using wiki-code.


Contents

Editing a Page

To edit a page, click on the "edit" tab at the top of the page you are viewing. This will bring you to a simple text editor where you can make changes to the document, include a summary of what you changed, and indicate if you only made a minor edit. It is usually best to click "Show preview" before making permanent changes to the document to ensure the page will look as desired.


Font Types

Boldface

  • To boldface text, select the text to be bolded and click the "B" (first from left) button at the top of the edit page, similar to Microsoft Word.
  • Alternatively, you can place three apostrophe's before and after the text to be bolded.
Example: '''bold text goes here'''
will appear as: bold text goes here


Italics

  • To italicize text, select the text to be italicized and click the "I" (second from left) button at the top of the edit page, similar to Microsoft Word.
  • Alternatively, you can place two apostrophe's before and after the text to be italicized.
Example: ''italicized text goes here''
will appear as: italicized text goes here


Hyperlinks

Internal Link

  • To create a hyperlink that links to a page within our wiki, select the text to be changed to a link and click the "Ab" (third from left) button.
  • Alternatively, you can place two left brackets on the left side of the text and two right brackets on the right side of the text.
Example: Here is a link to our [[Main_Page]]
will appear as: Here is a link to our Main_Page


External Site Link

  • To create an external site hyperlink, start with a left bracket followed by the address of the webpage being linked, then a single space, and then the title of the link followed by a right bracket.
Example: Here is a link to Google - [http://www.google.com Google's Homepage]
will appear as: Here is a link to Google - Google's Homepage


Lists

Ordered List

  • To create an ordered list, simply place a pound symbol ("#") before each line of text that should begin a new list item -- make sure there are no spaces between lines of text to keep the items grouped together.
Example:

#List item 1
#List item 2

Will appear as:

  1. List item 1
  2. List item 2


Unordered (bulleted) List

  • To create an unordered list, simply place a asterisk ("*") before each line of text that should begin a new list item -- make sure there are no spaces between lines of text to keep the items grouped together.
Example:

*List item 1
*List item 2

Will appear as:

  • List item 1
  • List item 2


Misc

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