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Quick Reference

Here are some of the main text formats that are useful:

Format Type You type this: You get this:
Headings of different levels
=level 1=
==level 2==
===level 3===
====level 4====
=====level 5=====
======level 6======

An article with 4 or more headings automatically creates a table of contents.

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
User name and date stamp ~~~~ Alfino 04:12, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Horizontal rule ----
Bullet list
* one
* two
* three
** three point one
** three point two

Inserting a blank line will end the first list and start another.

  • one
  • two
  • three
    • three point one
    • three point two
Numbered list
# one
# two<br />spanning more lines<br />doesn't break numbering
# three
## three point one
## three point two
  1. one
  2. two
    spanning more lines
    doesn't break numbering
  3. three
    1. three point one
    2. three point two
Definition list
;item 1
: definition 1
;item 2
: definition 2-1
: definition 2-2
item 1
definition 1
item 2
definition 2-1
definition 2-2
Blockquotes

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Comment <!-- This is a comment -->

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More on text formatting

[Quick Reference for Formatting Wiki text]====


Wiki Links

The main types of wiki links are:


Link Type You type this: You get this:
Basic website link [http://alfino.org] [1]
Website link with text label [[http://alfino.org Alfino's Website]] [Alfino's Website]
Link to an uploaded file [[Media:filename.pdf | My uploaded file]] My uploaded file

More on wiki links

[Wiki Links]

How to Use Discussion / Talk Pages

When you build a wiki page with others, it helps to have a place to carry on discussion about the page without cluttering it up with comments. Every wiki page has a "Talk page" accessed by clicking on the "Discussion" tab for the page (You only see this tab when you are logged in.). Use the talk page to identify issues and things on the page that need work. The following file from Mediawiki has some good advice on organizing talk pages.
Talk Page Advice from Mediawiki