Help:Tool bar

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The toolbar above the edit text screen offers quick help to editing specific content.


[edit] List of functions

Icon Function What it shows when editing What it shows on the page
Bold text Bold or strong emphasis '''abc''' abc
Italic text Italic or emphasis ''abc'' abc
Internal link Internal link [[abc]] abc
External link External link [] [1]
Level 2 headline Section heading == abc == abc
Embedded image Insert image [[Image:abc.png]] Abc.png
Media file link Insert media [[Media:abc.ogg]] Media:abc.ogg
Mathematical formula (LaTeX) Mathematical formula <math>abc</math> <math>abc</math>
(function not supported)
Ignore wiki formatting Ignore wiki formatting <nowiki>abc '''[[Bold text]]'''</nowiki> abc '''[[Bold text]]'''
Your signature with timestamp Sign talk comments (with time stamp) --~~~~ --DaleDe 19:42, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
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[edit] Using tool bar with existing text

Example of edit toolbar
To turn a piece of text into an internal link, select it and press the third button.

In Mozilla browsers, IE and most other browsers, you can format existing text by highlighting the text you want to format and clicking the relevant button on the toolbar. If you click a button without selecting any text, sample text will be inserted at the cursor's position (like so: Bold text). In other browsers, clicking on the button presents an explanation for that feature. (Pre-release 9.0 versions of Opera browser also seem to support the advanced functionality.)

All of the toolbar options, and further editing options, are available in Bananeweizen's Firefox extension.

[edit] Links

Internal links are provided automatically using the [[syntax]] which will automatically be highlighted in blue if the link exists and red otherwise.

  1. Using the syntax [[real link|displayed name]] will cause the link to point to a different name than the one displayed.
  2. An internal link can also link to a section on a page by using # such as #Links to refer to the Links title. This can be either by itself if it is the same page or preceded by a page name if it is another page in this wiki. To avoid showing the # on the screen use the [[real link#links|display name]] form.

External Links can be shown two different ways:

  1. Just typing the full URL including the http:// part will cause the link to be shown as typed and highlighted in blue to show that it works, such as
  2. The tool bar link surrounds the link with a single brackets, []. The full URL is still required but if there is text separated from the URL by a space the text will be shown instead of the URL itself, such as abc. Leaving off this text causes a sequence number to appear instead.

[edit] Image

The syntax for an image includes the optional entries shown in the example below: (The order of the options is not important.)

[[Image:Picture.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Displayed text.]]
  • Only the Image:Picture.jpg is required. The filename must be specified and is case sensitive. Image types JPG, GIF, PNG are supported. When pressing the button the generic File:Picture.jpg will appear. It is ok to leave it as type file as it will figure it out by the extension. Changing it to image will permit the pixel width item to work initially.
  • Thumb - caused the box to appear around the text with room for a caption and causes a small image by default.
  • right - could also be left, causes the image to appear left or right of the text as set and the text to flow around the image.
  • The default image is left justified with no text reflow. You can also enter center to center the image with no text reflow.
  • 300px sets the width of the thumbnail image. This is the standard size used for eBook Reader images the default is much less, about 180px. The width as specified does not appear to work until the image is selected and is not available for non image attached objects. Setting the px works for any image, not just the ones marked with thumb.
  • The rest of the line is a title that will appear in the caption area at the bottom of the image.

Generally these items can be defined first when you enter the page. After the page is saved you will see that you can click on the entry you made to reach a screen where the image can be uploaded.

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