Basic Formatting

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With the following clues supplemented with the editing tools, you can build or edit good looking wiki pages. Here are some hints. Edit this page to see the source.



Headings will automatically build a table of contents. An equal sign beginning a line signifies a heading.
Start with a header signified by using 2 equals surrounding the ==Name== since the page title is already supplied.

Top level

Next smaller

And Further

Empty lines and Initial Spaces

Empty lines mean new paragraph.
If you want to start a new line
with no empty line between, use <br/>.

Initial spaces mean code example.



Beginning *s mean Unordered List.

  • one
  • two
    • 2 and 1/2
      • and further
  • three

Beginning # mean Numerically Ordered List

  1. one
  2. two
    1. 2 and 1/2
      1. and further
  3. three

A newline marks the end of the list.

  1. New numbering starts with 1.

Here's a definition list:

Definition of the word
A longer phrase needing definition
Phrase defined
A word 
Which has a definition
Also a second one
And even a third

Begin with a semicolon. One item per line; a newline can appear before the colon, but using a space before the colon improves parsing.

Font Effects

You can italicize text by putting 2 apostrophes on each side.
3 apostrophes will embolden the text.
5 apostrophes will embolden and italicize the text.
(Using 4 apostrophes doesn't do anything special --
the last pair are just 'left over ones' that are included as part of the text.)
The same with 6 --- 'left over ones'


Internal links are built surrounding the link name with two square brackets.
How to edit this Wiki
Use the pipe symbol to display one thing and link to another.
This is Displayed
Links may (and should?) be bold. This is Displayed

External links are built much the same way using one square bracket.

For a full explanation see:The Media Wiki Documentation


Edit this page to see the source formatting.

header 1 header 2 header 3
row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2 row 1, cell 3
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2 row 2, cell 3
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