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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.
 
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.
  
 
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
**Used in special functions, such as templates
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! Symbol
*'''Square Brackets:''' [ ]
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! Used to:
**Used to establish links
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|-
*'''Single Quotation Marks: ' ''''
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| Asterisk
**''''''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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| <center>'''*'''</center>
'''Forward Slash: /'''
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| Used to create a bulleted list
*Different from the '''Back Slash: \'''
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|-
*'''Pound: #'''
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| Back Slash
**''''''Anchor
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| <center>'''/'''</center>
**Also used to create a numbered list, if placed at the beginning of a line in the WikiTextEditor
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| 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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| Braces
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| <center>'''{ }'''</center>
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| Used to initiate special functions such as [[Templates]]
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|-
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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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|-
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| Equal
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| <center>'''='''</center>
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| Used to create headers
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|-
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| Pipe (or Vertical Line)
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| <center>'''<nowiki>|</nowiki>'''</center>
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| Used to instigate [[Linking#Using Alternate Text|alternate text]]
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|-
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| Pound
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| <center>'''#'''</center>
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| Used to create [[Linking#Anchors (Link to a Specific Place on a Page)|anchors]], as well as numbered lists
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|-
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| Square Brackets
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| <center>'''[ ]'''</center>
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| Used to create links
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|-
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| Single Quotation Marks
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| <center>'''<nowiki>'</nowiki>'''</center>
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| Used to modify text, such as ''italic'' (<nowiki>''text''</nowiki>) or '''bold''' (<nowiki>'''text'''</nowiki>)
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|-
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| Underscore
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| <center>'''_'''</center>
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| Used to initiate some ''magic'' functions
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|}
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<br/>--[[User:Markmcumber|MarkMcCumber]] ([[User talk:Markmcumber|talk]]) 2&nbsp;July 2014 (ADT)
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[[Category:Mark's Contributions|Mark-up]]<br/>[[Category:Manual Pages|Mark-up]]

Latest revision as of 11:27, 9 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:
Asterisk
*
Used to create a bulleted list
Back Slash
/
Often used in URLs, as well as in advanced wiki functions to indicate the termination of that function
Braces
{ }
Used to initiate special functions such as Templates
Colon
:
Used in category tags and in some linking
Equal
=
Used to create headers
Pipe (or Vertical Line)
|
Used to instigate alternate text
Pound
#
Used to create anchors, as well as numbered lists
Square Brackets
[ ]
Used to create links
Single Quotation Marks
'
Used to modify text, such as italic (''text'') or bold ('''text''')
Underscore
_
Used to initiate some magic functions


--MarkMcCumber (talk) 2 July 2014 (ADT)