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This page explains how to use the WIKI Syntax for starting and editing Headlines, Tables, New Paragraphes and Text.

With Headlines you are able to create an Index automatically, see Headlines and Index.

See also: Special Symbols, Variables, Textbasics, Format Templates, Index, Assoziative Verweise



Contents

Formatting Text

Formatting text in an entry is somewhat different compared to what you would normally do in a typical word processor.

The wiki can accept some html tags, but most people use the built-in wiki markup language, which is designed for ease of editing.

Bold and italics

The most commonly used wiki tags are bold and italics. Bolding and italicizing is done by surrounding a word or phrase with multiple apostrophes ('):

  • ''italics'' is rendered as italics. (2 apostrophes on either side)
  • '''bold''' is rendered as bold. (3 apostrophes on either side)
  • '''''bolded italics''''' is rendered as bolded italics. (2 + 3 = 5 apostrophes on either side)

It is a Wikipedia convention to bold the subject of an article when it is first mentioned in the article.

Headings and subheadings

Headings and subheadings are an easy way to improve the organization of an article. If you can see two or more distinct topics being discussed, you can break up your article by inserting a heading for each section.

Headings can be created like this:
*== Top level heading == (2 equals signs)
*=== Subheading === (3 equals signs)
*==== Another level down ==== (4 equals signs)

If an article has at least three headings, a table of contents will be automatically generated.



How it is displayed How you write it
italic

bold
italic and bold

''Italic''
'''bold'''
'''''italic and bold'''''

(These are several Apostrophe's ( ' ) and NOT Quotation Marks ( " ).)

Words ca be striked out

and/ or underlined .

Words can be<strike>striked out</strike>
and/ or <u>underlined</u> .

New Paragraph

Sub Paragraph

Sub- Sub Paragraph

== New Paragraph ==
=== Sub Paragraph ===
==== Sub- Sub Paragraph ====
When you start a new line, it will be ignored.

But when you leave an empty line you are creating a new paragraph.

You can force a new line with
however, this should be avoided.

When you start a new line,
it will be ignored.

But when you leave an empty line you are 
creating a new paragraph.

You can force a new line with <br/>''however, this should be avoided.''
  • Lists are practical:
    • They create a good structure
    • They create a "clean" look
      • They can be nested
  • The List symbol ( the star)
    has to be the first symbol on the line.
* Lists are practical:
** They create a good structure
** They create a "clean" look
*** They can be nested
* The List symbol ( the star)<br/>has to be the first symbol on the line.
  1. Numbered Lists are good too
    1. The same good structure
    2. And easy to create
# Numbered Lists are good too
## The same good structure
## And easy to create

Definition Lists 
List of Definitions
Subject 
Definition of the Subject
; Definition Lists : List of Definitions
; Subject : Definition of the Subject
Lines can be
indented
even several times
:Lines can be 
::indented
:::even several times
  • Lists
    and Indentations
    can be mixed
    1. and interchanged
      • like here
* Lists
*: and Indentations
*:: can be mixed
*# and interchanged
*#* like here
Whenever you start a new line with an empty space,
   it will be formatted
      exactly the way it has been written.
 The lines will have a constant width and
          there will be no new lines.
  This is of advantage to:
 * Insert formatted Text
 * Show Programmcode or Algorithmen 
 * Create Diagrams with Symbols
 * Create simple Tables
Watch out: If you make the lines too long,
the page will be extremely wide and hard to read.
 Whenever you start a new line with an empty space,
    it will be formatted
       exactly the way it has been written.

  The lines will have a constant width and
           there will be no new lines.

   This is of advantage to:
  * Insert formatted Text
  * Show Programmcode or Algorithmen 
  * Create Diagrams with Symbols
  * Create simple Tables


 Watch out: If you make the lines too long,
 the page will be extremely wide and hard to read.
Centered Text.
<center>Centered Text.</center>

A Horizontal LineLinie: With Text before


and afterwards.

A Horizontal LineLinie: With Text before
----
and afterwards.
Some Text and a Some Text and a <!-- hidden Comment-->



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