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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.
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! Symbol Name !! Symbol !! Used to:
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! Symbol Name
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! Symbol
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! Used to:
 
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| Pipe (or Vertical Line) || '''|''' || Used to instigate [[Linking#Using Alternate Text|alternate text]] for entries/pages/links/etc.
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| Asterisk
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| <center>'''*'''</center>
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| Used to create a bulleted list
 
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| Braces || '''{ }''' || Used to initiate special functions such as [[Templates]]
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| Back Slash
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| <center>'''/'''</center>
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| Often used in URLs, as well as in advanced wiki functions to indicate the termination of that function
 
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| Square Brackets || '''[ ]''' || Used to create links
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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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| Single Quotation Marks || ''' ' ''' || Used to modify text, such as ''italic'' (<nowiki>''text''</nowiki>) or '''bold''' (<nowiki>'''text'''</nowiki>)
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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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| Back Slash || '''/''' || Often used in URLs, as well as in advanced wiki functions to indicate the termination of that function
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| Equal
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| <center>'''='''</center>
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| Used to create headers
 
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| Pound || '''#''' || Used to create [[Linking#Anchors (Link to a Specific Place on a Page)|anchors]], as well as numbered lists
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| Pipe (or Vertical Line)
Anchors (Link to a Specific Place on a Page)
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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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| Asterisk || '''*''' || Used to create a bulleted list
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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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<br/>--[[User:Markmcumber|MarkMcCumber]] ([[User talk:Markmcumber|talk]]) 2&nbsp;July 2014 (ADT)
 
[[Category:Mark's Contributions|Mark-up]]<br/>[[Category:Manual Pages|Mark-up]]
 
[[Category:Mark's Contributions|Mark-up]]<br/>[[Category:Manual Pages|Mark-up]]

Latest revision as of 10:27, 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)