WIKI FOR BEGINNERS - QUICK HINTS

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Here are the basic things you need to know to use the WIKI

For more advanced tips, see Help:Contents.

If you want to test things out, please use the Sandbox page.

If you don't see these controls at the top of your edit window

  
WYSIWYG controls for WIKI
  • Then click on  [Show Rich Text Editor] immediately above the window to go into Rich Text Editing  (much like editing in Word)




To enter text 

  • Just type like you do in a word process or and use the formatting buttons in the control buttons panel aboveUSE



USE HEADERs  

  • For each new section use HEADING  1 2 3   etc from the  FORMAT (it may say NORMAL)  pull down menu in the control buttons panel above

To ADD A LINK TO ANOTHER PAGE   (INTERNAL or EXTERNAL to the WIKI) 

  • Just type the text
  • then highlight it
  • and click on the LINK button  (looks a globe with a chain at the bottom)
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    • To link to a page OUTSIDE the wiki- just type in the URL in the box at the top
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    • To link to  WIKI PAGE -  just start typing the name of the page (or a word in it) - and then select it from the list of pages that will appear below
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    • If you type a NEW PAGE NAME into the box (A page name that does not yet exist on the WIKI)  it will create a link - and a new blank page with that name
      • ​When done you will have a red link - which if you click on it -- will take you to a new blank page ready for you to enter text.
      • This is an easy way to create a new page and a link to it at the same time. 



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If you want to ADD A PICTURE

  • You must FIRST UPLOAD the picture and then insert it
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    • To UPLOAD A PICTURE
      • Click on the    Upload file   link  (second link from the bottom in the navigation bar on the left side)
    • To Insert the Picture
      • click on the "IMAGE" icon in the top row of edit controls toolbar.  
        Instert Picture Icon


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To ATTACH A DOCUMENT to a page

  • You must FIRST UPLOAD the document and then link to it
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    • To UPLOAD A  Document
      • Click on the    Upload file   link  (second link from the bottom in the navigation bar on the left side)
      • Follow the directions
      • COPY the URL at the top of the page when done
    • To attach the document to the page
      • ​Type the name of the document and then select the text
      • Click the LINK icon above (World with chain link at bottom)
      • Paste the URL for the document page. 


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If you want to ADD A TABLE

  • Uset the  INSERT TABLE  button on your Edit Controls Panel
    • ​(it is just to the right of the IMAGE button on the top row of controls.