Help:Editing

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External Links (Advanced Editing Topics)

Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page
Creating Tables
Mozilla Mediawiki FAQ


Two Minute Markup Tutorial

To edit a page, click on the Edit tab. Put the text shown in the dotted box below into the edit box. After you hit the Save Page button the corresponding text shown below will be rendered.


'''Bold text using three apostrophes'''

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''Italic text using two apostrophes''

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== Level 2 Header ==

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=== Level 3 Header ===

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[http://www.cnn.com/ The CNN Website]

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The CNN Website


[[Internal Link]]

Results in a link to a page on this Wiki (if the page isn't there, clicking will take you to the edit page)

Internal Link


Categories Specific to the MS Terms Wiki

All pages can be put into a category if the following text is included at the bottom of the page:

[[Category:Some Important Things]]

where Some Important Things is the category name. The list of cagegories for the MS terms Wiki is on this page

Special:Categories

and an example of a sorted category page is here:

Category:Ionization

You can link directly to the category listing by including the following anywhere in the page (note the full colon at the left):

[[:Category:Ionization]]


Templates Specific to the MS Terms Wiki

If you want the same stuff on different pages, you can use a template. The templates are special Wiki pages and can be edited in the same way. They will also take arguments like subroutines. Here are some templates for this Wiki:

Help:Templates


Wiki Variables

The Wiki used by this site has some special variables that depend on the page. The way they are rendered depends on the time, on the project, or on the page in which it occurs. The link below contains a list of variables that can be used in the wikitext.

Help:Variables