Help:Editing

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Editing a Wiki page is very easy. Simply click on the "Edit" tab at the top of a Wiki page. This will bring you to a page with a text box containing the editable text of that page. If you want to experiment, go to this sample page. When you've finished, press "Show preview" to see how your changes will look. If you're happy with what you see, then press "Save" and your changes will be immediately applied to the article.

You can also click on the "Discussion" tab to see the corresponding "Talk" page, which contains comments about the page from other Cool Wiki users. Click on the "+" tab or "Edit this page") to add a comment.

Please do not vandalize the other articles in the Cool Wiki-- it's a waste of time for everyone, and generally considered to be in the worst of taste.

Wiki markup

The wiki markup is the syntax system you can use to format a Wiki page.

Sections

What you type What it looks like
===New Section===

====Sub-section====

New section

Sub-section

Text Formatting

What you type What it looks like
'''Bold text'''
Bold text
''Italic text''
Italic text
'''''Bold text'''''
Bold & Italic text
<strike>Strike out text</strike>
Strike out text
<u>Underline text</u>.
Underline text
A single
newline
has no
effect on the
layout.

But an empty line
starts a new paragraph.
A single newline has no effect on the layout.

But an empty line starts a new paragraph

: A colon indents a line or 
paragraph.
A manual newline starts a new 
paragraph.
: A colon indents a line or paragraph.

A manual newline starts a new paragraph.

div align="center">Centered</div>
Centered

Lists

What you type What it looks like
Bullet lists:
* start every line with a star
** more stars means deeper levels
Bullet lists:
  • start every line with a star
    • more stars means deeper levels
Numbered lists:
# list 1
## list 1
## list 2
Numbered lists:
  1. list 1
    1. list 1
    2. list 2
; Definition list 
: definition (1) 
: definition (2)
: definition (3)
 ; Definition list
definition (1)
definition (2)
definition (3)

Links and URLs

What you type What it looks like
To reference other wiki pages, enclose the page name with double square brackets.
[[Cool Solutions Wiki Main Page]]
Cool Solutions Main Page
Different link target & link label names.
[[Cool Solutions Wiki Main Page|Home]]
Home
External link: Just type the full URL for the page you want to link to:
http://www.novell.com
http://www.novell.com
External link with different name:
[http://www.novell.com Novell]
(add a space at the end of the url and then the name of the link)
Novell

Additional Information

For detailed Wiki Markup help see the MediaWiki Help Handbook at: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents#For_editors