To format pages you have two editing options - "Edit" and "Edit source". You can see the two options in the drop down menu when you click "Editing and tools" at the top of the article.
- By clicking "edit" it will load the visual editor, which is a "visual" way of editing articles. This is the most user friendly method. To learn how to use Visual Editor please click here.
- By clicking "edit source" it will load the markup editor. Markup is something that has a learning curve but it gives you more control. This article covers the basics of the markup editor. For more details click here.
A line break creates the white space between two paragraphs. To create a line break, press Enter/Return twice. A single press of Enter/Return will move the cursor to a new line in the editor, but it will not create a line break.
Hello. How are you? I'm fine.
|Hello. How are you?
- For italics use two apostrophes (
'') on either side, or click the I button after selecting the text:
''italicized text''produces italicized text
- For bold text use three apostrophes (
''') on either side or click the B button after selecting the text:
'''bold text'''produces bold text
- Small Text
- For small text surround the text with
</small>or click the Small button after selecitng the text:
<small>Small Text</small>produces Small Text
- Big Text
- For small text surround the text with
</small>or click the Big button after selecitng the text:
<big>Small Text</big>produces Big Text
Create sections headings with equals signs (
=) on both sides of the text:
== Level 2 Heading == === Level 3 Heading === ==== Level 4 Heading ==== etc.
Don't use level 1 headings; that's for the page title!
Note: A Table of Contents will automatically be created after a set number of headings are used.
Use colons (
:) to indent:
: indent once produces:
- indent once
:: indent twice produces:
- indent twice
Note: Use indents when replying to someone on discussion pages. See Help:Discussion.
Create bulleted lists with asterisks (
* Item 1 * Item 2 ** Item 2a ** Item 2b * Item 3
Create numbered lists with number signs (
# Item 1 # Item 2 ## Item 2a ## Item 2b # Item 3
You can mix and match bulleted and numbered lists:
# Item 1 # Item 2 #* Item 2a #* Item 2b # Item 3
A description list is a list of bold terms, each followed by one or more lines of indented normal text. To create a description list, place each term on a new line and precede it with a semicolon (
;). The following description is then preceded with a colon (
:). Use multiple lines if desired. Do not use a semicolon simply to make something bold!
;Item 1 : description 1a : description 1b ;Item 2 : description 2
Links & URLs
An internal link, or wikilink, is a direct link to another article on WikiMSK. Just use double brackets (
]]) around the article name. Remember, case matters with article titles.
- Basic Wikilink
[[Lateral Elbow Tendinoapthy]]produces Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy, which links to the "Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy" article.
- Blend Link
- Note that you can append to the article name if needed for grammatical purposes.
[[Example]]sproduces Examples, which links to the "Example" article.
- Renamed Link
- More extensive changes can be made with a vertical bar (
|) followed by alternate text.
[[Gold|a valuable metal]]produces a valuable metal, which links to the "Gold" article.
- Link to a section on a page
- Link to a specific section on a page by including a number sign (
#) followed by the section name.
[[Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy#Treatment]]produces Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy#Treatment, which links to the "Treatment" section in the "Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy" article.
- Link to pages on other namespaces
- The methods above assume you're linking to simple articles (on the "main" namespace). If you want to link to a page on another namespace, begin with a colon (
:), the namespace, and then another colon.
[[:Help:Contents]]produces Help:Contents, which links to the "Contents" page on the Help namespace.
[[:User:Bob|Bob]]produces Bob, which links to FBstj's User page.
[[:File:Example.jpg|Example]]produces Example, which links to the "Roshar.jpg" File page.
[[:Category:Tendinopathies]]produces Category:Tendinopathies, which links to the "Tendinopathies" Category page.
External links point to somewhere outside of this website.
- Unnamed External Link
- Use single brackets (
]) to produce an unnamed external URL.
- Named External Link
- Follow the URL with a space and some other text to rename the link. This is the preferred method.
[http://www.google.com Google]produces Google.
- Wikipedia Link
- Use double bracket followed by the article name, then how you wish for the link to appear.
- Bare External Link
- Simply type the URL for a bare external link. This method should be avoided.
Embedding Videos and Documents
Embed YouTube videos
<youtube>video ID here</youtube>
i.e. if the video's URL is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oiEofZCJQo, then the embed code would be: <youtube>9oiEofZCJQo</youtube>
You shouldn't have to adjust the width and height, but if you wanted to:
<youtube width="200" height="120">9oiEofZCJQo</youtube>
Embed PDF files
Optional width and height parameters.
<pdf width="500" height="300">File:Example.pdf</pdf>
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References & Citations
See Help:References for more on how to insert references and citations into an article.
See Help:Images for more on how to insert and format images.
Templates can be used for some more complicated formatting tricks. Make sure to see Help:Templates for more on these.
- Username and timestamp
- Use four tildes (
~~~~) to automatically leave your username and a timestamp. Use this on article discussion pages.
- Sortable table
add class sortable https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Sorting
- Surround the text with
</nowiki>to ignore markup.
<small>''small, italic text''</small>produces small, italic text.
<nowiki><small>''small, italic text''</small></nowiki>produces <small>''small, italic text''</small>.
- Alternatively, use
- It behaves the same as
<nowiki>, but also allows mono-spaced font and preserves spacing.