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As a Wiki writer or editor, you must know the appropriate notation to type in order to format the article to your liking. Peruse the help tips below and add additional tips to help other wiki writers, editors, and users.

The following information relates to Wiki Markup and much of this information may also be found on Wiki Markup tab (on the right side of the page).

Headings

 To create a heading, type hn. and one space preceding the heading title (where n is a heading number 1-6). Use the below table for more information about headings.

Notation

Result

h1.

Biggest Heading

h2.

Bigger Heading

h3.

Big Heading

h4.

Normal Heading

h5.
Small Heading
h6.
Smallest Heading


Text Effects

Text Effects allow you to change the formatting of one word or several words. To add special effects to text, type the appropriate symbols (as show below) directly preceding and following the word or words.

Notation

Result

*bold*

Marks text as bold.

_italics_

Marks text as italicized.

??citation??

Marks text as cited.

-strikethrough-

Marks text as strikedthrough.

+underline+

Marks text as underlined.

^superscript^

Marks text as a superscript.

~subscript~

Marks text as a subscript.

{{monospaced code text}}

Marks text as code.

bq. Block quote

To make an entire paragraph into a block quotation, which is used when you are quoting more than four lines from one source, type bq. at the start of the line.

{color:red}red text{color}

Marks text as the color typed.

Text Breaks

Text breaks allow you to create breaks between words or between paragraphs. To insert hyphens and dashes properly, insert one space before and after the symbols shown below.

Notation

Result

(empty line)

Begins a new paragraph


Inserts a line break.

----

Inserts a horizontal ruler.

---

Inserts a hyphen — .

--

Inserts a dash - .


Lists

Lists allow you to present information as a series of ordered items, which are easier to read than prose. Lists cannot be formatted inside Ex[erts tables.

Bulleted Lists

To create bulleted lists, type one asterisk and one space preceding each item. Type additional asterisks (*, **) for deeper indentations.

Notation:

* bullet
** indented
** list
* bullet

Result:

  • bullet
  • bullet
Numbered Lists

To create numbered lists, type one pound symbol and one space preceding each item. Type additional pound symbols (##, ###) for deeper indentations.
Notation:

# numbered
# list
## indented
## list

Result:

  1. numbered
  2. list
    1. indented
    2. list
Combined Bulleted and Numbered Lists

To create combined bulleted and numbered lists, type one pound symbol, one asterisk (which can be reversed), and one space preceding each item.
Notation:

# numbered
# list
#* with
#* indented
#* bullet
# list

Result:

  1. numbered
  2. list
    • with
    • indented
    • bulleted
  3. list

Notation:

* bulleted
* list
*# with
*# indented
*# numbered
* list

Result:

  • bulleted
  • list
    1. with
    2. indented
    3. numbered
  • list

Basic Formatting

Use these basic formatting tips to create non-formatted areas, table of contents, and special notes in wiki articles.

Table of Contents

To better serve wiki users, writers and editors should insert a table of contents at the beginning of each article containing more than one heading (excluding the title). To create a table of contents, type the following notation.
Notation:

{toc}

Result:

Notes

There are a variety of note types that can be inserted. They range from helpful, by-the-way notes, which are green to more serious ones that warn users of possible risk, which are red.

Tip:

Icon

Notes are by-the-way or additional information.

  • In the line preceding the note text, type:
    {tip:title=tip:}
    
  • In the line following the note text, type:
    {tip}
    

    ATTENTION:

    Icon

    Using attention alerts readers that the information given is more critical than the information given in a note, such as a risk of injury or loss of files.

  • In the line preceding the warning text, type:
    {warning:title=ATTENTION:}
    
  • In the line following the warning text, type:
    {warning}
    

    Note:

    Icon

    Using notes give readers information.

  • In the line preceding the warning text, type:
    {note:title=Note:}
    
  • In the line following the note text, type:
    {note}
    

    More Information:

    Icon

    Using notes give readers information.

  • In the line preceding the warning text, type:
    {info:title=More Information:}
    
  • In the line following the note text, type:
    {info}
    

Images

To create extra vertical space around an image, type vspace=(pixel amount).

Fun Smilies!
| (+) | (-) | (i) | (/) | (x) | (!) | (?) | (on) | (off) | (*y) | (*r) | (*g) | (*b) | (*y) | :-) | :-( | :p | :D | ;-) | (y) | (n) | 

(plus)

(minus)

(info)

(tick)

(error)

(warning)

(question)

(lightbulb)

(grey lightbulb)

(star)

(red star)

(green star)

(blue star)

(star)

(smile)

(sad)

(tongue)

(big grin)

(wink)

(thumbs up)

(thumbs down)

Charts

Charts can be added to automatically draw information for you. There are line, bar, pie, area charts. There are many options available for charting

CHART example

{chart:type=pie|title=Fish Sold}
|| Fish Type || 2004 || 2005 ||
|| Herring | 9,500 | 8,300 |
|| Salmon | 2,900 | 4,200 |
|| Tuna | 1,500 | 1,500 |
{chart}
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