Help:Editing

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Basic formatting[edit]

Description You type You get
Italic text

''italic''

italic

Bold text

'''bold'''

bold

Bold and italic

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Internal link
(within the wiki)

[[Tigu]]
[[Tigu|The first pet released]]
[[Tigu]]s and [[Tugi]]s

Tigu
The first pet released
Tigus and Tugis

Anchor links

[[Current_Page#Heading|Heading]] [[Other_Page#Heading|Heading]]

Scrolls current page down to linked heading. Goes to linked page, then scrolls to heading.

Categorization

[[Category:Ships]]

Places the page in Category:Ships

External link
(to other websites)

[http://www.example.org Text to display]
[http://www.example.org]
http://www.example.org

Text to display
[1]
http://www.example.org

Redirect to another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

Redirect arrow.pngTarget page

Section headings
A Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article.

== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======

Level 1[edit]

Level 2[edit]

Level 3[edit]

Level 4[edit]
Level 5[edit]
Bulleted list

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list
Empty lines between list items restarts numbering at 1.

# One
# Two
## Two point one
# Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Indenting text

no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent
Image

[[Image:Star-atlas-media-1.jpg‎‎|100px]]

Star-atlas-media-1.jpg

Thumbnail image

[[Image:Star-atlas-media-1.jpg|thumb|Caption text]]

Caption text

Creating a page[edit]

There are three ways to create a new page on the Star Atlas Wiki:

  1. You can simply type the name of the new page you wish to create into the Search box on the left navigation menu. If the page does not currently exist, the page displayed will advise you that There is no page titled "[page you searched for]". You can create this page. Click the create this page link to create the new page.
  2. You can navigate to the URL of the new page directly. For example, typing out http://staratlaswiki.org/wiki/New_page into your browser's URL address bar and hitting the enter button will take you to a New page document. On that page you can click the Create tab to bring up the editing box.
  3. Any page that contains a red link indicates that the page does not exist. Clicking on the link will take you to a page where the first version can be written and saved.

Saving pages[edit]

Once edited, before actually saving your changes, make good use of the 'Show preview' button to preview the changes. Avoid saving too often or saving just to see what it looks like. Each page save will generate an entry in recent changes. Repeated trivial and unnecessary saves tend to clutter up that list and inconvenience users who make use of that list to watch for vandals or misinformed edits. Once you are happy with your changes, enter a brief summary of what changes you have made in the 'Summary:' text box and click the 'Save page' button.

The 'This is a minor edit' tick box should be used if small changes (for example, grammar corrections) have been made. The 'Watch this page' tick box is useful to keep an eye on changes to that article. These will show up in your 'My Watchlist' (found at the top right of the wiki when you are logged in) if any changes have been made.

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