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Revision as of 15:58, 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
Asterisk * Used to create a bulleted list