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| Pipe (or Vertical Line)
 
| Pipe (or Vertical Line)
| '''<nowiki>|</nowiki>'''
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| <center>'''<nowiki>|</nowiki>'''</center>
 
| Used to instigate [[Linking#Using Alternate Text|alternate text]] for entries/pages/links/etc.
 
| Used to instigate [[Linking#Using Alternate Text|alternate text]] for entries/pages/links/etc.
 
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|-
 
| Square Brackets
 
| Square Brackets
| '''[ ]'''
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| <center>'''[ ]'''</center>
 
| Used to create links
 
| Used to create links
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Single Quotation Marks
 
| Single Quotation Marks
|  
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| <center>'''<nowiki>'</nowiki>'''</center>
 
| Used to modify text, such as ''italic'' (<nowiki>''text''</nowiki>) or '''bold''' (<nowiki>'''text'''</nowiki>)
 
| Used to modify text, such as ''italic'' (<nowiki>''text''</nowiki>) or '''bold''' (<nowiki>'''text'''</nowiki>)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Back Slash
 
| Back Slash
| '''/'''
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| <center>'''/'''</center>
 
| Often used in URLs, as well as in advanced wiki functions to indicate the termination of that function
 
| Often used in URLs, as well as in advanced wiki functions to indicate the termination of that function
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Pound
 
| Pound
| '''#'''
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| <center>'''#'''</center>
 
| Used to create [[Linking#Anchors (Link to a Specific Place on a Page)|anchors]], as well as numbered lists
 
| Used to create [[Linking#Anchors (Link to a Specific Place on a Page)|anchors]], as well as numbered lists
 
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|-
 
| Asterisk
 
| Asterisk
| '''*'''
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| <center>'''*'''</center>
 
| Used to create a bulleted list
 
| Used to create a bulleted list
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| Colon
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| <center>''':'''</center>
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| Used in category tags and in some linking
 
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[[Category:Mark's Contributions|Mark-up]]<br/>[[Category:Manual Pages|Mark-up]]
 
[[Category:Mark's Contributions|Mark-up]]<br/>[[Category:Manual Pages|Mark-up]]

Revision as of 09:41, 8 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
Colon
:
Used in category tags and in some linking