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This page was created by Margie Cowan as a quick list of hints and tips to help Wigton Walkers get started on the Wiki. It's a good place to get some ideas about how to make your pages look better, and simplify your life on the wiki. This list will be more than sufficient for 90% of the problems that come up when you first start creating pages. For those who want more, take a look at Help_Tutorial for indepth guidance. Bill 13:15, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

TipsEdit

  1. MOST (but not all) HTML codes work on Wiki pages.

  2. NUMBERED LISTS ... Create tidy numbered lists (that allow the text to wrap to the next line with a nice hanging indent) in one of two ways:
    • Simplest way in the wiki ... put a #-sign at the beginning of the line
    • Use the Ordered List tag (see links below).

    <OL>
        <LI>1st item in the list
        <LI>2nd item in the list
        <LI>3rd item in the list
    </OL>
    

    1. 1st item in the list will wrap to the next line and indent at the same time
    2. 2nd item in the list
    3. 3rd item in the list


  3. BULLETED LISTS ... again one of two ways to do it so that the text wraps to the next line with a nice hanging indent:
    • Simplest way in the wiki ... put a * at the beginning of the line
    • Use the UNordered List tag (see links below).

    <UL>
        <LI>1st item in the list 
        <LI>2nd item in the list
        <LI>3rd item in the list
    </UL>
    

    • 1st item in the list will wrap to the next line and indent at the same time
    • 2nd item in the list
    • 3rd item in the list


  4. COLOR text ... use the FONT tag ... within the tag, use the attribute for COLOR="[name your color]" (see links below)
    <font color="blue">your text here</font>
    
  5. LINE SPACING
    Add additional spacing between lines or make a line end where you want it to (if simply using "Enter" a couple of times doesn't do it) ... use the BREAK command (see links below)
    <BR>
    

  6. SPACES between words
    Sometimes you just have to put a bit more    space    between some words to make the layout look "right". Use the "non-breaking space" code to insert a single additional space on the page. Repeat as many times as necessary to add the desired number of additional spaces.
    Note: be sure to put a semicolon (;) after &nbsp !!
    &nbsp
    


TricksEdit

  1. Ordered lists can be "nested" inside an unordered list and vice-versa (as seen above).


LinksEdit

  1. Big List of HTML tags (PDF format)
    Print out and keep by the computer. This lists most HTML tags.
    Most HTML tags are "paired" ... meaning there are an "on" and an "off" parts of the tag. This is a great "quick reference" to HTML tags.

  2. Quick TableMaker Utility
    Create a table in a Word document, Table > Convert > Table to Text (select commas), copy, paste into the tablemaker utility, and Make Table. Couldn't be easier!

  3. Make Link to External Website
    Enclose the URL (website address) in brackets, put a space after the URL, and then type the "Link" as you wish it be seen on the web page.

    [http://www.bagism.com/tablemaker/ Quick TableMaker Utility]
    

       Quick TableMaker Utility


  4. Make Link to Wiki page
    Enclose the Wiki page name in double brackets, put in a "pipe" (SHIFT + \; comes out looking like "|"), and then type the "Link" as you wish it be seen on the web page. (Links to categories have the same optional pipe system, with a different function: to depart from alphabetical order of listing in category.)

    [[Andrew COWAN (1782-1872)|Andrew COWAN]]
    

       Andrew COWAN


  5. Make Link to Picture
    Enclose the image page name in double brackets, as shown below, substituting the name of your image for the one shown in the example. Size and placement can be controlled using words such as "thumb" and "right" in the right places.

    [[Image:Cowan_crest.jpg]]
    

       Cowan crest


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