Text Formatting Rules

Before you begin

Please notice that topics are in alphabetical order. Most topics have three sections:

  1. Numbered steps to complete the task.
  2. An example of how it will look while editing a page.
  3. The final appearance once the page is saved.

Bold

  1. Place a plus sign (+) immediately before the word or phrase to be bolded.
  2. Type the word or words.
  3. Type another plus sign (+) immediately after the word or phrase.

Example: \+phrase to be bolded+

Final appearance: phrase to be bolded


Create a New Page

  1. Create a link to the new page first by typing the name of the new page. The name should be the WordsSmashedTogether? with each word starting with a capital letter. (See "Links (to other pages within the same website)" in this document for more information.
  2. Save the page. (There will be a question mark (?) immediately following the link name.)
  3. Click on the newly created link and a new, blank web page will appear.

Headings

  1. Place a blank line above the heading.
  2. Type an equals sign (=) immediately before the heading.
  3. Place a blank line below the heading.

Example: = Heading phrase

Final appearance:

Heading phrase

Note: There must be a blank line above and below the heading. The heading will automatically be bolded.


Images (general)

  1. Type an open sqaure bracket ( [ ).
  2. Type the image title if there is one.
  3. Type a colon.
  4. Type the url or path to the image.
  5. If the image is to be aligned, add a colon and the word left, right or center.
  6. Type a close square backet ( ] ).

Example: \[:/photo/me/stilllife.jpg:right] or \[caption:/photo/me/stilllife.jpg]


Italic

  1. Place a slash (/) immediately before the word or phrase to be italicized.
  2. Type the word or words.
  3. Type another slash (/) immediately after the word or phrase.

Example: \/phrase to be italicized/

Final appearance:

/phrase to be italicized/


Line (aka Seperator)

  1. Type at least four dashes (-).

Links (to an email address)

  1. Type the complete email address anywhere in the text.

Example: caleb@chiefworks.com


Links (to other pages within the same website)

  1. Type the name of the page. The name should be the WordsSmashedTogether? with each word starting with a capital letter.

Example: SmashedWordsTogether?.

Note: If the page has not been previously created, there will be a question mark (?) immediately following the link name once the page is saved. See "Create a New Web Page" heading in this document for more information.

Note: On most sites, any phrase can be a wiki link simply by enclosing it in square brackets. Useing a capital leter to start the link is recommended.

Example: \[Jeeping in Colorado]


Links (to other websites)

  1. Type +http://+ followed by the complete website address.

Example: http://caleb.alerque.com

Note: A word can be used as a link to make the text easier to read. For example to use the word google as the link

instead of http://google.com type the following in the paragraph:

\[google|http://google.com]


Lists (bulleted)

  1. Place a blank line above the list.
  2. Type an asterisk (*) at the beginning of each line in the list.
  3. Place a blank line below the list.

Example:

Final appearance:

  • first item in the bulleted list
  • second item in the bulleted list

Lists (multi-level)

  1. Place a blank line above the list.
  2. Type one asterisk (*) at the beginning of each line to be the first level in the list.
  3. Type two asterisks (**) at the beginning of each line to be the second level in the list.
  4. Place a blank line below the list.

Example:

Final appearance:

  • Item at first level in the bulleted list
    • First item at the second level in the bulleted list
    • Second item at the second level in the bulleted list

Note: It is possible to use both bullets and numbers in multi-level lists.


Lists (numbered)

  1. Place a blank line above the list.
  2. Type a pound symbol (#) at the beginning of each line in the list.
  3. Place a blank line below the list.

Example:

Final appearance:

  1. first item in the numbered list
  2. second item in the numbered list

Paragraphs

  1. Place a blank line above the paragraph.
  2. Type the paragraph (it does not matter if it is less than one line or multiple lines).
  3. Place a blank line below the paragraph.

Paragraphs (indented quote blocks)

  1. Place a blank line above the paragraph.
  2. Type a greater-than symbol (>) at the beginning of the paragraph.
  3. Place a blank line below the paragraph.

Example:

Final appearance:

The text of the paragraph to be indented.


Preformatted text

Preformatted text such as code may be entered by starting each line with a single space.


Underline

  1. Place an underline (_) immediately before the word or phrase to be underlined.
  2. Type the word or words.
  3. Type another undersline (_) immediately after the word or phrase.

Example: \_phrase to be underlined_

Final appearance: _phrase to be underlined_