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Description

The purpose of this page is to explain the expected markup usage when editing these Wiki pages. This page demonstrates the working markups that can be used. All invocations are with a UK keyboard layout.

Emphasis

Italics

Created with _ (Underline)

Invoked by holding the shift key and pressing the - (subtract) key, to give you an underline. Use before and after your selected text.

Bold

Created with * (star/multiply)

Invoked by holding the shift key and pressing the 8 (eight) key, to give yourself the multilpy/star symbol. Use before and after your selected text. Bold won't work for a single word on its own as eg. your heading. Why - The bullet function takes precendence so if its a heading you want, use the heading invocation instead, it also works perfectly in a paragraph.

Italics and Bold Together

Created with then to end it.

Invocation is same as above. The sequence is italics first, then bold, YOUR DESIRED TEXT, close bold, close italics. The italics and bold is working without any known bugs at this time.

Fixed Width

I have absolutely no idea why this is included, but if you want to use it, fill in this section, after you've learnt so we can all do it.  :o)

Headings

Created with ==== (Exclamation) ====

There are three available heading sizes, invoked by holding the shift key and pressing the 1 (one) key, to give you an exclamation mark.

A heading created with !

A heading created with

 ! .

=

A heading created with =====

.

=

To write normal text after a heading just use a carriage return (press enter), no special markup is required to close the heading. Headings can be used in conjunction with bold and italics if you with to improve them. Heading invocation first, then your preferred emphasis.

Lists

Bullet Lists

created with * (star/multiply)

A bullet must be invoked at the start of a line only, Invoked by holding the shift key and pressing the 8 (eight) key, to give you the multiply/star symbol.

  • A bullet can be invoked at the start of a line only.

Anywhere else is likely to invoke Bold*.

Numbered Lists

Created with a # (Hash/Sharp)

A numberered list must be invoked at the start of a line only. Invoked by pressing the hash/sharp key. you do not need to add any numbers yourself this is taken care of for you.

Example - Hash

  1. Musicians might prefer to call it a sharp
  2. Microsoft prefer C# to be called C Sharp when referencing their programming language.
  3. So feel free to incur their wrath and call it C Hash like all good windeup merchants.
  1. You can also leave gaps between your list.
  1. This author doesn't know how to restart a count on the same editing page, if you know please add it here.


Preformatted Text

<pre> - this won't appear in your saved document Markup chars can be used with the preformatted text functions like so.[[]]*_~ </pre> - unless you haven't closed it with this.

 - this won't appear in your saved document
Markup chars can be used with the preformatted text functions like so.[[]]*_~
 - unless you haven't closed it with this.

Indented Text

Created with the SPACEBAR

   This short paragraph is indented using the spacebar four presses seems reasonable, as you can see.
                                     Just use your spacebar to indent however far you wish, tab will jump you to the next editing box, so you can NOT use it whilst editing these pages, unless that is your requirement.

References

Page Link

A page link is invocated by pressing the Open Square bracket, typing the required page name, and closing with the Close square bracket. Both can be found at the right end of the line beginning QWERTY on your UK keyboard.

A Page link alias should be used to reference another page within this site.

URL Link

A url is best invocated using the Open/Close square brackets as above(Although they are not required). You can name a given URL by writing your desired name for it, then using a pipe (||) symbol followed by your desired http address, inside the Square brackets. PIPE (||) is found by pressing the AltGr key (usually next to Spacebar) and the ` key (usually top left, above Tab key).

URL[1] (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/), can be used for an external site without a particular name.

URL[LinuxFormat (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/)], can be used for an external site with a name.

Preventing Linking

links can be prevented with the use of the tilde key prior to the Link. Invoked by holding the shift key and pressing the hash key (as described earlier). The author recommends non-use of the square brackets when doing this. If you have used a pipe(||) then you need to place a tilde before both the name and the actual URL (The author recommends deletion of one or the other, as a non usable named link looks scruffy (see below).

The above links would then appear like this:

A Page link ~alias should be used to reference another page within this site.

URL ~http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/, can be used for an external site without a particular name.

URL ~LinuxFormat||~http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/, can be used for an external site with a name.