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Page edits -frequently used markups

What it looks like What you type

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.

(4 apostrophes don't do anything special -- there's just 'one left over'.)

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'''''.

(4 apostrophes don't do anything
special -- there's just ''''one left
over''''.)

You should "sign" your comments on talk pages:

  • Three tildes give your user name:
  • Four tildes give your user name plus date/time: 07:46, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Five tildes give the date/time alone: 07:46, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
You should "sign" your comments 
on talk pages:
* Three tildes give your user
name: ~~~
* Four tildes give your user 
name plus date/time: ~~~~
* Five tildes give the 
date/time alone: ~~~~~
Section headings

Headings organize your writing into sections. The Wiki software can automatically generate a table of contents from them.

Subsection

Using more equals signs creates a subsection.

A smaller subsection

Don't skip levels, like from two to four equals signs.

Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because 1 creates H1 tags which should be reserved for page title.

== Section headings ==

''Headings'' organize your writing into sections.
The Wiki software can automatically generate
a table of contents from them.

=== Subsection ===

Using more equals signs creates a subsection.

==== A smaller subsection ====
Don't skip levels, 
like from two to four equals signs.

Start with 2 equals signs not 1 
because 1 creates H1 tags
which should be reserved for page title.
  • Unordered lists are easy to do:
    • Start every line with a star.
      • More stars indicate a deeper level.
    Previous item continues.
    • A new line
  • in a list

marks the end of the list.

  • Of course you can start again.
* ''Unordered lists'' are easy to do:
** Start every line with a star.
*** More stars indicate a deeper level.
*: Previous item continues.
** A new line
* in a list  
marks the end of the list.
* Of course you can start again.
  1. Numbered lists are:
    1. Very organized
    2. Easy to follow

A new line marks the end of the list.

  1. New numbering starts with 1.
# ''Numbered lists'' are:
## Very organized
## Easy to follow
A new line marks the end of the list.
# New numbering starts with 1.
A colon (:) indents a line or paragraph.

A newline starts a new paragraph.
Often used for discussion on talk pages.

We use 1 colon to indent once.
We use 2 colons to indent twice.
3 colons to indent 3 times, and so on.
: A colon (:) indents a line or paragraph.
A newline starts a new paragraph. <br>
Often used for discussion on talk pages.
: We use 1 colon to indent once.
:: We use 2 colons to indent twice.
::: 3 colons to indent 3 times, and so on.


Here's a link to the Main page.

But be careful - capitalization counts!

Here's a link to the [[Main page]].

Hams with two Heads is a page that doesn't exist yet. You could create it by clicking on the link.

[[Hams with two Heads]] is 
a page that doesn't exist
yet. You could create it by 
clicking on the link.

You can link to a page section by its title:

If multiple sections have the same title, add a number. #Example section 3 goes to the third section named "Example section".


You can link to a page section by its title:

* [[List hams with two heads #VK4YEH]].

If multiple sections have the same title, add
a number. [[#Example section 3]] goes to the
third section named "Example section".

Converting Word Documents to use on this wiki

Saving a relatively simple Word document (no images or tables) to html and then running that through the converter here produced good mediawiki formatting. A document including images, tables, and centered text did not work as well. The images would need to be added to OWW separately, the table also didn't come out quite right and centered text was no longer centered.

A direct converter can be found here.

A series of Word macros for doing simple conversions (including tables) is here; they seem to work reasonably well but aren't designed for sophisticated layouts.

Also, with the release of OpenOffice, 2.4, OpenOffice can now export documents to mediawiki format. Since OpenOffice can also read MS Word documents, this allows OpenOffice to serve as a Word to MediaWiki converted.

converting Images for use in this wiki - for mac computers

Users have had good success with the following steps for porting images embeddded in word documents to MediaWiki format on a Mac:

  1. Click on the image in the word document and choose Edit->Copy from the menu (cmd-C)
  2. Go to the application GraphicConverter and choose File->New->Image with clipboard (cmd-J)
  3. Choose File->Save as and save as a JPEG/JFIF format (.jpg) file with 100% Quality.

Alternatively, if you want to take an image which has associated text boxes, it seems to come out well if you take a screenshot of a selection with Grab (in the /Applications/Utilities folder), save as a .tiff (your only option) and then open in GraphicConverter and save as a JPEG as described above.


Adding Excel spreadsheets to this wiki

Procedure:

  • Sort your spreadsheet to display what you wish to display
  • Save the spreadsheet as a CSV file
  • Go to this site CSV Converter or search for another compatible site that will convert CSV to WikiMedia format
  • Upload the CSV file into the converter
  • Ensure that the "Separator Character" is set to Other and type in the pipe character |
  • In the "Convert Linebreaks in Cells" click on Replace with space
  • Click on "Convert to MediaWiki"
  • Copy and paste to the wiki page

Converting HTML to Wiki markup

A number of online markup converters are available. This one has been used successfully to convert HTML tables and text to WIKI markup.

Converting PDF files

PDF files will probably need to be converted to some other format eg doc or xls before converting to wiki markup. This site will do that providing that you know the password to the file if it is protected.

Adding Mathematical formulae to this wiki

Please click on this link: Mathematics on this wiki to go to another page. The information on it was copied from the mediawiki site and modified to suit this site.

Uploading files to this wiki

Please Note - Restrict your file size to 15kB This will speed up page rendering!

At the moment, only graphics file upload ais enable on this wiki. Currently the file-types that will be accepted by the server are .jpg .png and .ogg . These are stored in the wiki database. Should there be enough demand, it is possible to enable other file types.

Guidelines: When naming your files for upload, please use the following syntax yourusername_filename.extension for example VK4YEH_radio1.jpg

This will streamline uploads and ensure that files with the same name are unlikely to occur.

When linking files on pages use the following syntax File:Vk4yeh image file syntax.jpg,

For example this code File:Image file example syntax.jpg

adds the following image to the text.

 File:Vk4yeh 0 VK4YEH.jpg

Please click on "edit' to check the syntax if you need to.

Adding your uploaded images to your text

Typically you would upload an image file to the wiki ...before you use the following wiki text to place the image on an article:

Description You type You get
Embed image
(with alt text)

[[Image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg|VK4YEH]]

File:Vk4yeh 0 VK4YEH.jpg

Link to description page

[[:image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg]]
[[:image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg|VK4YEH]]

image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg
VK4YEH

Link directly to file

[[Media:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg]]
[[Media:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg|VK4YEH]]

Media:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg
VK4YEH

Thumbnail
(centered, 100 pixels
wide, with caption)

[[image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg|center|thumb|100px|VK4YEH]]

File:Vk4yeh 0 VK4YEH.jpg

Border
(100 pixels)
Results in a very small gray border

[[image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg|border|100px]]

File:Vk4yeh 0 VK4YEH.jpg

Frameless
Like thumbnail, respect user preferences for image width but without border and no right float.

[[Image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg|frameless]]

File:Vk4yeh 0 VK4YEH.jpg

Syntax

The full syntax for displaying an image is:

[[Image:{name}|{options}]]

Where options can be zero or more of the following, separated by pipes:

  • thumb, thumbnail, or frame: Controls how the image is formatted
  • left, right, center, none: Controls the alignment of the image on the page
  • {width}px: Resizes the image to the given width in pixels
  • {caption text}
  • Special cases:
    • page=1: displays the specified page when showing a djvu file.

The options can be given in any order. If a given option does not match any of the other possibilities, it is assumed to be the caption text. Caption text can contain wiki links or other formatting.

Other files

You can link to an external file using the same syntax used for linking to an external web page.

  • [http://url.for/some/image.png]

Or with different text:

  • [http://url.for/some/image.png link text here]

This is enabled on this wiki, so you can also embed external images. To do that, simply insert the image's url:

  • http://url.for/some/image.png

Gallery of images

It's easy to make a gallery of thumbnails with the <gallery> tag. The syntax is:

<gallery>
Image:{filename}|{caption}
Image:{filename}|{caption}
{...}
</gallery>

Captions are optional, and may contain wiki links or other formatting.

for example:

<gallery>
Image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg|Item 1
Image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg[[Help:Contents]]
Image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg
Image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg
Image:Vk4yeh_0_VK4YEH.jpg|''italic caption''
</gallery>

is formatted as:

Adding a table to a wiki page

using html

The simplest way to add a table is to use HTML coding. This table:

Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 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
row 3 cell 1 row 3 cell 2 row 3 cell 3

is created by this html code:

File:Vk4yeh simple table.jpg

using wiki markup

Below is wiki markup for a simple table, and the corresponding table created by it:

File:Vk4yeh wiki markup simple table.jpg
Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 3
row 1 cell 1 row 1 cell 2 row cell 3
row 2 cell 1 row 2 cell2 row 2 cell3
row 3 cell 1 row 3 cell 2 row 3 cell3
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