# Help:Editing and formatting

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### Quick Start

For a basic character page, you can just use a layout like this:

=== Physical Description and Personality ===

* '''Trait:''' Description

* '''Trait:''' Description

=== Background ===

Paragraphs about background here

=== Personality ===

Notes about personality here

----
[[Charactername Character Opinions]]

For a character opinions page, a term/definition list is good like this:

;[[CharacterName1]]
:Opinion paragraph

:extra Opinion paragraph
''Month, 2006''

;[CharacterName2]]
:Opinion paragraph
''Month, 2006''

Do make sure that the character names you use in your wikilinks [[in here]] refer to the actual character's page. Searching for that page may be helpful. The month and year is helpful to keep track of when you last updated the opinion for that character.

### Basic text formatting

What it looks like What you type

You can italicize text by putting 2 apostrophes on each side.

3 apostrophes will bold the text.

5 apostrophes will bold and italicize the text.

(Using 4 apostrophes doesn't do anything special --
there are just ' left over ones' that are included as part of the text.)

You can ''italicize text'' by putting 2
apostrophes on each side.

3 apostrophes will bold '''the text'''.

5 apostrophes will bold and italicize
'''''the text'''''.

(Using 4 apostrophes doesn't do anything
special -- <br> there are just '''' left
over ones'''' that are included as part of the text.)


A single newline generally has no effect on the layout. These can be used to separate sentences within a paragraph. Some editors find that this aids editing and improves the diff function (used internally to compare different versions of a page).

But an empty line starts a new paragraph.

When used in a list, a newline does affect the layout (see below).

A single [[w:newline|]]
generally has no effect on the layout.
These can be used to separate
sentences within a paragraph.
Some editors find that this aids editing
and improves the ''diff'' function
(used internally to compare
different versions of a page).

But an empty line
starts a new paragraph.

When used in a list, a newline ''does''
affect the layout ([[#lists|see below]]).


You can break lines
without a new paragraph.
Please use this sparingly.

Please do not start a link or italics or bold on one line and close it on the next.

You can break lines<br>
without a new paragraph.<br>
Please use this sparingly.

Please do not start a [[link]] or
''italics'' or '''bold''' on one line
and close it on the next.


You should "sign" your comments on talk pages:
- Three tildes gives your user name: Karl Wick
- Four tildes give your user name plus date/time: Karl Wick 07:46, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
- Five tildes gives the date/time alone: 07:46, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

You should "sign" your comments
on talk pages: <br>
- Three tildes gives your user
name: ~~~ <br>
- Four tildes give your user
name plus date/time: ~~~~ <br>
- Five tildes gives the
date/time alone: ~~~~~ <br>


### HTML tags

You can use some HTML tags too. For a list of HTML tags that are allowed, see HTML in wikitext. However, you should avoid HTML in favor of Wiki markup whenever possible.

What it looks like What you type

Put text in a typewriter font. The same font is generally used for  computer code.

Put text in a <tt>typewriter
font</tt>. The same font is
generally used for <code>
computer code</code>.


Strike out or underline text, or write it in small caps.

<strike>Strike out</strike>
or <u>underline</u> text,
or write it <span style=
"font-variant:small-caps">
in small caps</span>.


Superscripts and subscripts: X2, H2O

Superscripts and subscripts:
X<sup>2</sup>, H<sub>2</sub>O

Centered text
• Please note the American spelling of "center".
<center>Centered text</center>


The blockquote command will indent both margins when needed instead of the left margin only as the colon does.

<blockquote>
The '''blockquote''' command will indent
both margins when needed instead of the
left margin only as the colon does.
</blockquote>


Invisible comments to editors (<!-- -->) only appear while editing the page.

• If you wish to make comments to the public, you should usually use the talk page.
Invisible comments to editors (&lt;!-- --&gt;)
only appear while editing the page.
<!-- Note to editors: blah blah blah. -->


### Organizing your writing

What it looks like What you type

Headings organize your writing into sections. The Wiki software can automatically generate a table of contents from them.

Subsection

Using more equals signs creates a subsection.

A smaller subsection

Don't skip levels, like from two to four equals signs.

Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because 1 creates H1 tags which should be reserved for page title.

== Section headings ==

sections. The Wiki software can automatically

=== Subsection ===

Using more equals signs creates a subsection.

==== A smaller subsection ====

Don't skip levels,
like from two to four equals signs.

Start with 2 equals signs not 1
because 1 creates H1 tags
which should be reserved for page title.

• Unordered lists are easy to do:
• Start every line with a star.
• More stars indicate a deeper level.
Previous item continues.
• A newline
• in a list

marks the end of the list.

• Of course you can start again.
* ''Unordered lists'' are easy to do:
** Start every line with a star.
*** More stars indicate a deeper level.
*: Previous item continues.
** A newline
* in a list
marks the end of the list.
* Of course you can start again.

1. Numbered lists are:
1. Very organized
2. Easy to follow

A newline marks the end of the list.

1. New numbering starts with 1.
# ''Numbered lists'' are:
## Very organized
## Easy to follow
A newline marks the end of the list.
# New numbering starts with 1.


Here's a definition list:

Word
Definition of the word
A longer phrase needing definition
Phrase defined
A word
Which has a definition
Also a second one
And even a third

Begin with a semicolon. One item per line; a newline can appear before the colon, but using a space before the colon improves parsing.

Here's a ''definition list'':
; Word : Definition of the word
; A longer phrase needing definition
: Phrase defined
; A word : Which has a definition
: Also a second one
: And even a third

Begin with a semicolon. One item per line;
a newline can appear before the colon, but
using a space before the colon improves
parsing.

• You can even do mixed lists
1. and nest them
2. inside each other
• or break lines
in lists.
definition lists
can be
nested
too
* You can even do mixed lists
*# and nest them
*# inside each other
*#* or break lines<br>in lists.
*#; definition lists
*#: can be
*#:; nested : too

A colon (:) indents a line or paragraph.

A newline starts a new paragraph.
Often used for discussion on talk pages.

We use 1 colon to indent once.
We use 2 colons to indent twice.
3 colons to indent 3 times, and so on.
: A colon (:) indents a line or paragraph.
A newline starts a new paragraph. <br>
Often used for discussion on talk pages.
: We use 1 colon to indent once.
:: We use 2 colons to indent twice.
::: 3 colons to indent 3 times, and so on.


You can make horizontal dividing lines (----) to separate text.

But you should usually use sections instead, so that they go in the table of contents.

You can make horizontal dividing lines (----)
to separate text.
----
But you should usually use sections instead,


You can add footnotes to sentences using the ref tag -- this is especially good for citing a source.

There are over six billion people in the world.<ref>CIA World Factbook, 2006.</ref>

References: <references/>

For details, see Wikipedia:Footnotes and Help:Footnotes.

This function is currently not working, please remove this message when it's working again

BrainSplitter has found a workaround;

Use; [[#References|<sup>[1]</sup>]] to make [1]. Changing the number, of course, for the appropriate reference. Then at the bottom of the page, make a header titled "References" and it should pick it up, so clicking the link tosses you down to the References section.An example of this is on the Sharess page.

You can add footnotes to sentences using
the ''ref'' tag -- this is especially good
for citing a source.

:There are over six billion people in the
world.<ref>CIA World Factbook, 2006.</ref>

References: <references/>

For details, see [[Wikipedia:Footnotes]]
and [[Help:Footnotes]].


You will often want to make clickable links to other pages.

What it looks like What you type

Here's a link to a page named Official position. You can even say Official positions and the link will show up correctly.

Here's a link to a page named [[Official position]].
You can even say [[Official position]]s
and the link will show up correctly.


You can put formatting around a link. Example: Wikipedia.

You can put formatting around a link.
Example: ''[[Wikipedia]]''.


The first letter of articles is automatically capitalized, so wikipedia goes to the same place as Wikipedia. Capitalization matters after the first letter.

The ''first letter'' of articles is automatically
capitalized, so [[wikipedia]] goes to the same place
as [[Wikipedia]]. Capitalization matters after the
first letter.


The weather in Moscow is a page that doesn't exist yet. You could create it by clicking on the link.

[[The weather in Moscow]] is a page that doesn't exist
yet. You could create it by clicking on the link.


You can link to a page section by its title:

If multiple sections have the same title, add a number. #Example section 3 goes to the third section named "Example section".

You can link to a page section by its title:

*[[List of cities by country#Morocco]].

If multiple sections have the same title, add
a number. [[#Example section 3]] goes to the
third section named "Example section".


You can make a link point to a different place with a piped link. Put the link target first, then the pipe character "|", then the link text.

Or you can use the "pipe trick" so that text in brackets does not appear.

You can make a link point to a different place
target first, then the pipe character "|", then

*[[List of cities by country#Morocco|
Cities in Morocco]]

Or you can use the "pipe trick" so that text in
brackets does not appear.

*[[Spinning (textiles)|]]


You can make an external link just by typing a URL: http://www.nupedia.com

You can give it a title: Nupedia

Or leave the title blank: [1]

You can make an external link just by typing a URL:
http://www.nupedia.com

You can give it a title:
[http://www.nupedia.com Nupedia]

Or leave the title blank:
[http://www.nupedia.com]


Linking to an e-mail address works the same way: mailto:someone@domain.com or someone

Linking to an e-mail address works the same way:
mailto:someone@domain.com or
[mailto:someone@domain.com someone]


You can redirect the user to another page.

#REDIRECT [[Official position]]


[[Help:|Category links]] do not show up in line but instead at page bottom and cause the page to be listed in the category.

Add an extra colon to link to a category in line without causing the page to be listed in the category: Category:English documentation

[[Help:Category|Category links]] do not show up in line
but instead at page bottom ''and cause the page to be
listed in the category.''
[[Category:English documentation]]

Add an extra colon to ''link'' to a category in line
without causing the page to be listed in the category:
[[:Category::English documentation]]


The Wiki reformats linked dates to match the reader's date preferences. These three dates will show up the same if you choose a format in your Preferences:

The Wiki reformats linked dates to match the reader's
date preferences. These three dates will show up the
same if you choose a format in your
[[Special:Preferences|]]:
* [[July 20]], [[1969]]
* [[20 July]] [[1969]]
* [[1969]]-[[07-20]]


### Just show what I typed

See also Help:Wiki markup examples#Just show what I typed.

A few different kinds of formatting will tell the Wiki to display things as you typed them.

What it looks like What you type

The nowiki tag ignores [[Wiki]] ''markup''. It reformats text by removing newlines and multiple spaces. It still interprets special characters: →

<nowiki>
The nowiki tag ignores
[[Wiki]] ''markup''.
It reformats text by
removing
newlines    and multiple
spaces.
It still interprets special
characters: &rarr;
</nowiki>

The pre tag ignores [[Wiki]]
''markup''.
It also doesn't     reformat
text.
It still interprets special
characters: →

<pre>
The pre tag ignores [[Wiki]]
''markup''.
It also doesn't     reformat
text.
It still interprets special
characters: &rarr;
</pre>


Leading spaces are another way to preserve formatting.

Putting a space at the
beginning of each
line stops the text
from being
reformatted.  It still
interprets Wiki
markup and special
characters: →

Leading spaces are another way
to preserve formatting.

Putting a space at the
beginning of each
line stops the text
from being
reformatted.  It still
interprets [[Wiki]]
''markup'' and special
characters: &rarr;


### Images, tables, video, and sounds

After uploading, just enter the filename, highlight it and press the "embedded image"-button of the edit_toolbar.

This will produce the sytax for uploading a file [[Image:filename.png]]

This is a very quick introduction. For more information, see:

What it looks like What you type

A picture, including alternate text:

You can put the image in a frame with a caption:

This Wiki's logo
A picture, including alternate text:

[[Image:Wiki.png|This Wiki's logo]]

The image in a frame with a caption:
[[Image:Wiki.png|frame|This Wiki's logo]]


A link to Wikipedia's page for the image: Image:Wiki.png

Or a link directly to the image itself: Media:Wiki.png

A link to Wikipedia's page for the image:
[[:Image:Wiki.png]]

Or a link directly to the image itself:
[[Media:Wiki.png]]


Use media: links to link directly to sounds or videos: A sound file

Use '''media:''' links to link
directly to sounds or videos:
[[media:Sg_mrob.ogg|A sound file]]

This is
a table
{| border="1" cellspacing="0"
! This
! is
|-
| a
| table
|-
|}



### Mathematical formulas

You can format mathematical formulas with TeX markup. See Help:Formula.

What it looks like What you type

$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{x^n}{n!}$

$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{x^n}{n!}$


### Templates

Templates are segments of Wiki markup that are meant to be copied automatically ("transcluded") into a page. You add them by putting the template's name in {{double braces}}.

Some templates take parameters, as well, which you separate with the pipe character.

What it looks like What you type
{{Transclusion demo}}


This template takes two parameters, and creates underlined text with a hover box for many modern browsers supporting CSS:

Go to this page to see the H:title template itself:

This template takes two parameters, and
creates underlined text with a hover box
for many modern browsers supporting CSS:

{{H:title|This is the hover text|
Hover your mouse over this text}}

Go to this page to see the H:title template
itself: {{tl|H:title}}


## Commonly used tags

• Use ==This== to put in a major heading section.
• Use ''This'' to make something in italic.
• Use '''This''' to make something bold.
• Use * to make a bullet list like this one.
• Use # to make a numbered list. No blank lines between paragraphs (that resets the numbering).
• Use : to indent a paragraph.
• Use [[Page Name]] to make a link to another page in the AmiaWiki.
• Use [[Page Name|Link Name]] to make a link to another page in the AmiaWiki, with a different link name.
• Use [http://amiaworld.net Amiaworld] to make a link to an external site like Amia World
• To put an image in there use [[Image:YourImageName.jpg]] after you upload an image named "YourImageName.jpg" for example.
Go here to upload an image.
• Use ;Term-To-Define and :Definition Paragraph to make a term and its definitions. Good for character opinions.

Feel free to look at basic Formatting instructions also or for extensive help check the WikiText Examples

## General guidelines

If you like someone else's layout, click on "Edit" after looking at their page, copy the layout code, and modify it to your liking.

If you upload an image, please make sure you aren't causing grief to the image's owner. Otherwise Shatuga may get mad! Most of the stuff on here isn't even cited - please PLEASE cite your source in the image description page.

The header remains visible
This content is hidden
at first load time

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