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Here are a list of the key characters (referred to throughout both [[Main Page#Manuals|manuals]]):
 
Here are a list of the key characters (referred to throughout both [[Main Page#Manuals|manuals]]):
  
*'''Pipe (or vertical line):''' |
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{| class="wikitable"
**Used to substitute the titles of entries/pages with alternate names/titles
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|-
*'''Braces:''' { }
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! Symbol Name !! Symbol !! Used to:
**Used in special functions, such as templates
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|-
*'''Square Brackets:''' [ ]
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| Pipe (or Vertical Line) || '''|''' || Used to instigate [[Linking#Using Alternate Text|alternate text]] for entries/pages/links/etc.
**Used to establish links
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|-
*'''Single Quotation Marks: ' ''''
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| Braces || '''{ }''' || Used to initiate special functions such as [[Templates]]
**'''​'''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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| Square Brackets || '''[ ]''' || Used to create links
**Different from the '''Back Slash: \'''
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|-
*'''Pound: #'''
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| Single Quotation Marks || ''' ' ''' || Used to modify text, such as ''italic'' (<nowiki>''text''</nowiki>) or '''bold''' (<nowiki>'''text'''</nowiki>)
**''''''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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| Back Slash || '''/''' || Often used in URLs, as well as in advanced wiki functions to indicate the termination of that function
*'''Asterisk: *'''
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|-
**'''​'''Used to create a bulleted list
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| Pound || '''#''' || Used to create [[Linking#Anchors (Link to a Specific Place on a Page)|anchors]], as well as numbered lists
[[Category:Mark's Contributions|Mark-up]][[Category:Manual Pages|Mark-up]]
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Anchors (Link to a Specific Place on a Page)
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| Asterisk || '''*''' || Used to create a bulleted list
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|}
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[[Category:Mark's Contributions|Mark-up]]<br/>[[Category:Manual Pages|Mark-up]]

Revision as of 15:56, 4 July 2014

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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):

Symbol Name Symbol Used to:
Pipe (or Vertical Line) Used to instigate alternate text for entries/pages/links/etc.
Braces { } Used to initiate special functions such as Templates
Square Brackets [ ] Used to create links
Single Quotation Marks ' Used to modify text, such as italic (''text'') or bold ('''text''')
Back Slash / Often used in URLs, as well as in advanced wiki functions to indicate the termination of that function
Pound # Used to create anchors, as well as numbered lists

Anchors (Link to a Specific Place on a Page)

Asterisk * Used to create a bulleted list