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The WikiTextEditor uses what is called a '''Mark-up Language''' to establish functions and modify the text, which is essentially the insertion of special characters that communicate designated commands to the [[MediaWiki]] software.
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The [[Editors|WikiTextEditor]] uses a '''Mark-up Language''' to enable functions and modify the text, which essentially means the insertion of special characters that communicate specific commands to the [[MediaWiki]] software.
  
This page lists the essential special characters used in the [[Editors|WikiTextEditor]]:
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Here are a list of the key characters (referred to throughout both [[Main page#Manuals|manuals]]):
  
 
*'''Pipe (or vertical line):''' |
 
*'''Pipe (or vertical line):''' |
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**Used to substitute the titles of entries/pages with alternate names/titles
 
*'''Braces:''' { }
 
*'''Braces:''' { }
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**Used in special functions, such as templates
 
*'''Square Brackets:''' [ ]
 
*'''Square Brackets:''' [ ]
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**Used to establish links
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*'''Single Quotation Marks: ' ''''
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**'''​'''Used to modify text - enclosing text with two single quotation marks at both ends will produce ''italic text'', while three will produce '''bold text'''
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'''Forward Slash: /'''
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*Different from the '''Back Slash: \'''
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*'''Pound: #'''
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**'''​'''Anchor
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**Also used to create a numbered list, if placed at the beginning of a line in the WikiTextEditor
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*'''Asterisk: *'''
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**'''​'''Used to create a bulleted list

Revision as of 11:53, 2 July 2014

The WikiTextEditor uses a Mark-up Language to enable functions and modify the text, which essentially means the insertion of special characters that communicate specific commands to the MediaWiki software.

Here are a list of the key characters (referred to throughout both manuals):

  • Pipe (or vertical line): |
    • Used to substitute the titles of entries/pages with alternate names/titles
  • Braces: { }
    • Used in special functions, such as templates
  • Square Brackets: [ ]
    • Used to establish links
  • Single Quotation Marks: ' '
    • Used to modify text - enclosing text with two single quotation marks at both ends will produce italic text, while three will produce bold text

Forward Slash: /

  • Different from the Back Slash: \
  • Pound: #
    • Anchor
    • Also used to create a numbered list, if placed at the beginning of a line in the WikiTextEditor
  • Asterisk: *
    • Used to create a bulleted list