Help:Basic formatting

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When click the edit tab a form will open which you can type directly into. To add a bit more style to your words you can use some basic formatting. You can either use the toolbar to do this - use some very simple wiki mark up, or some combination of the two.

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Toolbar

Using the tool bar is one of the easiest ways to do some simple formatting

The formating tool bar lets you do a range of simple fomatting tasks

To use any of the buttons on the toolbar;

  • Highlight the text you want to formatt
  • click the relevant formatting button

For basic formatting you will find the following useful

Icon Formatting
Bold icon.png Bold
Italic icon.png Italics
Headline icon.png Heading (level 2)
H-line icon.png Horizontal Line, please use sparingly

Bold text

To get bold text add triple apostrophes.

To get '''bold text''' add triple apostrophes.

Alternativly you can highlight the text and use the Bold icon.png, which will add the triple apostrphes for you.

Italics

To get italics add double apostrophes.

To get ''italics'' add double apostrophes.

Alternativly you can highlight the text and use the Italic icon.png, which will add the double apostrphes for you.

Headings

Headings can both add meaning to your article and provide the reader with easier navigation to find the information they want.

Add headers by using double, triple or quadruple equals signs:

New section
Subsection
Sub-subsection
==New section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
  • A table of contents will automatically be added to an article that has four or more sections.

Line breaks

The wiki does not recognise single line breaks

Use double line breaks to start a new paragraph

The wiki does not
recognise single line breaks.

Use double line breaks to start a new paragraph.

You can break lines
without starting a new paragraph.

You can break lines<br/>
without starting a new paragraph.
  • Please use this sparingly
  • Close markup between lines, do not start a link, italics or bold on one line and close it on the next.

Lists

  • It's easy to create a list:
    • Start every line with a star.
      • More stars means deeper levels.
        • A newline in a list

marks the end of a list item.

  • An empty line starts a new list.
* It's easy to create a list:
** Start every line with a star.
*** More stars means deeper levels.
**** A newline in a list
marks the end of a list item.

* An empty line starts a new list.
  1. Numbered lists are also good
    1. very organized
    2. easy to follow
      1. easier still
# Numbered lists are also good
## very organized
## easy to follow
### easier still
  • You can even create mixed lists
    1. and nest them
      • like this
* You can even create mixed lists
*# and nest them
*#* like this

Quotations

When there is a need for separating a block of text

The blockquote command will indent both margins.
<blockquote>
The '''blockquote''' command will indent both margins.  
</blockquote>

Text alignment

Centred text.
<center>Centered text.</center>
  • Please note the American spelling of "center".

Dividing line

This is above the line


and this is below it.

This is above the line
----
and this is below it.



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