WikiText Tutoral


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This is a short tutorial teaching new users how to enter wikitext

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  1. 1. Tutorial Kenneth Civello MD MPH Brian Jefferson MD
  2. 2. Insert Article <ul><li>The first step to create a new article is to click the Insert an Article link from the toolbar which is found on the left hand side of the Home Page </li></ul>
  3. 3. Create Article <ul><li>Next type in the name of the article you would like to create in the box provided and click Create Article . </li></ul><ul><li>For this example we will call this article AskDrWiki Sample Article </li></ul>
  4. 4. Enter Text <ul><li>You will now see a blank page and you can start entering text. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the toolbar on top of the article page to help format your article or you can use Wikitext which we will teach you. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Learning Wikitext <ul><li>This is by far the biggest obstacle that prevents users from contributing to wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are similar to Microsoft Word except if you want to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Headings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bold and Italicize Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Numbered or Bulleted Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Links to other pages in the wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is easy to learn and we will give you a cheat sheet at the end of the tutorial that you should keep next to your computer to help you write your first article. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Making Headings <ul><li>To make headings you place 2 equal signs on each side of the heading title </li></ul><ul><li>==Heading== </li></ul><ul><li>To make a subheading you place 3 equal signs </li></ul><ul><li>===Subheading=== </li></ul>
  7. 7. Heading Part 2 <ul><li>When you make headings the wiki will automatically put a Table of Contents (TOC) at the top of the page. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bold and Italics <ul><li>You can italicize the text by placing 2 apostrophes on each side of a word. </li></ul><ul><li>’’ italicize ’’ </li></ul><ul><li>3 apostrophes will embolden the text . </li></ul><ul><li>’’’ Bold ’’’ </li></ul><ul><li>5 apostrophes will embolden and italicize the text . </li></ul><ul><li>’’’’’ Bold and Italicize ’’’’’ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Create List <ul><li>Numbered List are created by placing a # sign in front of each item </li></ul><ul><li>Bulleted Lists are created by placing a * in front of each item </li></ul>
  10. 10. Making Links <ul><li>If you're trying to decide whether to make a link in your article, ask yourself If I were reading this article, would the link be useful to me? </li></ul><ul><li>If you would like to create a link in your article to another article on another AskDrWiki page you have to put the link in double square brackets, like this: </li></ul><ul><li>[[stethoscope]] </li></ul><ul><li>If you want the display text of the link to have a different title, you can do so by adding the pipe &quot;|&quot; divider (SHIFT + BACKSLASH on English-layout and other keyboards) followed by the alternative name. For example: </li></ul><ul><li>[[stethoscope|Red Stethoscope]] </li></ul>
  11. 11. Add Your Article to a Category <ul><li>Once you are finished with your article you can place it in any category by typing [[category:categoryname]] at the bottom of your article. </li></ul><ul><li>For example if you were adding an article to the pulmonary category you would type [[category:Pulmonary]] at the end of the article </li></ul>
  12. 12. Adding Images <ul><li>First you must upload the file by clicking on the Insert an Image or Figure Link on the left hand side of the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions to upload your file. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Insert Image Part 2 <ul><li>After you have the image uploaded, putting it in the page is a simple matter. To insert a file called Apple.gif simply type the code below </li></ul><ul><li>[[Image:Apple.gif]] </li></ul><ul><li>You can also add the image to a page as a thumbnail (smaller version) by following the code below. &quot;thumb&quot; tells the wiki the image is to be added as a thumbnail, and &quot;100px&quot; tells the wiki to make it 100 pixels wide . </li></ul><ul><li>[[Image:Apple.gif| thumb|100px |Caption goes here]] </li></ul><ul><li>When you insert an image it is automatically shifted to the right. To align it to the left or center is, simply add &quot;left&quot; or &quot;center&quot; as show in the codes below. </li></ul><ul><li>[[Image:Apple.gif| left| thumb|100px|Caption goes here]] </li></ul>
  14. 14. Other Tips <ul><li>Do not start a sentence with an indentation or a space unless you want to create a box </li></ul>
  15. 15. Toolbar <ul><li>The toolbar can also be used as a shortcut instead of learning wikitext. </li></ul><ul><li>If you mouse over the buttons on the website you will get a description of the button but we have included a description here From left to right the toolbar buttons are: </li></ul><ul><li>Bold Text </li></ul><ul><li>Italicize Text </li></ul><ul><li>Create a link to a page on the wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Create a link to an external Website </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Level 2 Headline </li></ul><ul><li>Embed an Image </li></ul><ul><li>Embed a Media File </li></ul><ul><li>Insert a Formula </li></ul><ul><li>Ignore Wikitext Formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Insert Your Signature </li></ul><ul><li>Insert a horizontal line </li></ul>
  16. 16. Print This Out and Keep It Next to Your Computer