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Help:Wiki syntax

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You can format your text by using wiki markup. This consists of normal characters like asterisks, apostrophes or equal signs which have a special function in the wiki, sometimes depending on their position. For example, to format a word in italic, you include it in two pairs of apostrophes like ''this''.

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[edit] Text formatting markup

Description You type You get
Character (inline) formatting – applies anywhere
Italic text ''italic''

italic

Bold text '''bold'''

bold

Bold and italic '''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Strike text <strike> strike text </strike> strike text
Escape wiki markup <nowiki>no ''markup''</nowiki>

no ''markup''

Section formatting – only at the beginning of the line
Headings of different levels == Level 2 == === Level 3 === ==== Level 4 ==== ===== Level 5 ===== ====== Level 6 ======

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
Level 6
Horizontal rule Text before ---- Text after

Text before


Text after

Bullet list * Start each line * with an [[Wikipedia:asterisk|asterisk]] (*). ** More asterisks give deeper *** and deeper levels. * Line breaks <br />don't break levels. *** But jumping levels creates empty space. Any other start ends the list.
  • Start each line
  • with an asterisk (*).
    • More asterisks give deeper
      • and deeper levels.
  • Line breaks
    don't break levels.
      • But jumping levels creates empty space.

Any other start ends the list.

Numbered list # Start each line # with a number sign (#). ## More number signs give deeper ### and deeper ### levels. # Line breaks <br />don't break levels. ### But jumping levels creates empty space. # Blank lines # end the list and start another. Any other start also ends the list.
  1. Start each line
  2. with a number sign (#).
    1. More number signs give deeper
      1. and deeper
      2. levels.
  3. Line breaks
    don't break levels.
      1. But jumping levels creates empty space.
  4. Blank lines
  1. end the list and start another.

Any other start also ends the list.

Definition list ;item 1 : definition 1 ;item 2 : definition 2-1 : definition 2-2
item 1
definition 1
item 2
definition 2-1
definition 2-2
Indent text : Single indent :: Double indent ::::: Multiple indent
Single indent
Double indent
Multiple indent
Mixture of different types of list # one # two #* two point one #* two point two # three #; three item one #: three def one # four #: four def one #: this looks like a continuation #: and is often used #: instead <br />of <nowiki><br /></nowiki> # five ## five sub 1 ### five sub 1 sub 1 ## five sub 2
  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
  3. three
    three item one
    three def one
  4. four
    four def one
    this looks like a continuation
    and is often used
    instead
    of <br />
  5. five
    1. five sub 1
      1. five sub 1 sub 1
    2. five sub 2

[edit] Paragraphs

MediaWiki ignores single line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can force a line break within a paragraph with the HTML tag <br />.

[edit] Tables

[edit] Further information

This page is simplified copy of Help:Formatting on mediawiki.com. For more information on MediaWiki syntax see there.