CATUG wiki:Formatting guide

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Adding text

Start typing in the first column; don't leave spaces at the left margin, unless for some reason you want it to look...

... like this. It looks ugly but can be useful e.g. for commands that have to be re-typed exactly.

Leave an empty line between paragraphs. Without this, the Wiki software will flow your text continuously.

The following table shows how to do other formatting.

Wiki markup

Description You type You get
Italic text

''italic''

italic

Bold text

'''bold'''

bold

Bold and italic

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

bold & italic

Internal link
(within this Wiki)

[[Mac Ministry List]]
[[Mac Ministry List|our mailing list]]

Mac Ministry List
our mailing list

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
(This is used on a page by itself to send a reader from one link to another page, e.g. for an abbreviation or synonym)

#REDIRECT [[Mac Ministry List]]

Redirect arrow without text.pngMac Ministry List

Section headings1
A Table of Contents will automatically be generated at the top when four headings are added to an article.

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

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
Simple headings to be omitted from the table of contents1 ;Simple heading Simple heading
Table of Contents
A Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article. This code makes it appear at a particular place other than the top of the page.
__TOC__
No table of contents
If the contents of a multi-section page are so short that it doesn't need a table of contents, use this to suppress the automatic one.
__NOTOC__
Bulleted list1
Empty lines between list items discouraged (see numbered lists).

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list1
Empty line between list items restarts numbering at 1.

# One
# Two
## Two point one
# Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Indenting text1

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

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent
Computer code
as an alternative to entering a whole line starting with a space, as shown above
Use HTML tags <code>like this</code> within text Use HTML tags like this within text
Image
First upload the image using "Upload file" link in the panel on the left.

[[File:Logo 4.jpg|thumb|75px|alt=Alternative
text in case image does not load|Caption]]

Alternative text in case image does not load
Caption
For use only on Talk Pages (following discussion about articles and messages for other editors)
Signature

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Username (talk) 13:15, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Note 1: Applies only at the very beginning of lines.

See also