Quick help to Wiki functions and formats
The Wiki page has more details about Wiki. See also the page on social protocols to understand the "Wiki spirit". There are also pages for your comments and for bugs you may find, and a test page to play with.
A page has a one-line description text, a category, a body text, and an author.
The category is used to classify the pages and make the site map more readable. Existing categories are listed in a menu. A new category is created by entering it's name in the text edit field. See the categories page.
The format for the body text is summarized below.
The author should be your name (or login names, or initials). It will be used to create a link to your "Wiki home page". It is stored in a "cookie" so you don't have to enter it each time. See the authors page.
The "Convert accents" checkbox can be used to enter non-ASCII characters with a keyboard that does not have these characters. See the accents page.
The buttons at the bottom of the form let you save the page, i.e. create a new current version, preview the page in a separate window, reset the form and cancel changes.
The format of text is described in more details in the text, accents, lists, links and tables pages.
*** Level 1 title *** === Level 2 title === --- Level 3 title --- ___ Level 4 title ___ horizontal ruler: --- Text in __bold__, ''italic'' and ""uni-space"". The most frequent links are: - to another wiki page, e.g. the [[test page]] - to any URL, e.g. [[http://www.daimi.au.dk/~mbl my home page]] - to an image, e.g. [[image://www.daimi.au.dk/logo.gif a logo]] Lists use indentation and special characters to identify items: unnumbered lists use an hyphen, plus sign or asterisk (-, +, *) followed by whitespace; numbered lists use a number followed by a period (.) and whitespace. For example: - first item - second item 1. sub-item 1 2. sub-item 2 - last item Description lists use a <colon-tab> delimiter: term: definition other term: other definition Quotations use indentation: To be or not to be (wiki) <<< pre-formatted text is displayed as input, in a fixed-width font >>> Here is the result of the text above:
Level 1 title
Level 2 title
Text in bold, italic and
The most frequent links are:
To be or not to be (wiki)
pre-formatted text is displayed as input, in a fixed-width font
Version 11, Fri 19 May 2000 14:16:38 [mackay] - created Mon 23 Nov 1998 17:51:54 [mbl]