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Text Formatting

Simple text-editing is one of the main advantages of a WikiWeb. As a registered user you can create and edit pages without having to have the slightest clue of HTML or of programming. Yet you can use many of the features of HTML. This page describes the rules how your input is converted to HTML.

The following text gives an overview on text-formatting and some examples. You could use the SandBox to test the different possibilities. If you want to see, how any page is formatted, just click on the link "Edit" in the menu bar.


Basic Rules for Text Input:

The bigger part of the text requires no special formatting. Just a few hints:

  • Don't indent paragraphs. (The indentation can cause the text to change to a fixed-space font without word wrapping.
  • Create (or divide) paragraphs with one or more blank-lines.
  • Typing "-" four or more times adds a horizontal-rule.
  • Don't worry about special-characters (like <, >, &, , , , etc.). They can be used like every other character.
Bold and Italic Text:

To highlight text in bold or italic, you use 2 or 3 apostrophes ('). For example, writing:

sample text '''bold''', ''italic'', or. '''''bold and italic'''''.

causes the text to appear as follows:

sample text bold, italic, or. bold and italic.

(Please note that if you want to create more than just one highlighted paragraph, you have to highlight each paragraph separately).

Creating Bold, Italic or Underlined text with HTML-tags:

The HTML-tags <b>...</b>, <i>...</i>, or <u>...</u> should no longer be used. This method is obsolete here and these tags might no longer be supported by this software in the near future.


Links to Other Pages:

A link to another - existing - page within this Wiki is created by simply typing the name of the page (e.g. SandBox or TextFormatting). If you want to generate a link to a page which has not yet been created, just combine two or more words, each starting with a capital-letter (e.g. ExampleOfAnUndefinedPage?). After you have saved the text you just typed, the name of the new page will be shown with a trailing ?. By clicking on this ? the new page will be created, opens, and is ready and waiting for input. [The example above uses a special page-name, which - for demonstration purposes - can not be created].


Links to External Pages or Images:

  • External URLs:
The Text http://www.google.com/ generates:
http://www.google.com/

  • External Images:
The text http://www.wikiservice.at/image/culios_logo.jpg generates:


Indentation:

The text

:indented text
::indented text, 2 Levels
:::indented text, 3 Levels

generates:

indented text
indented text, 2 Levels
indented text, 3 Levels


Unordered (Bulleted) Lists:

The text:

* text list-level 1
** text list-level 2
** text list-level 2
* text list-level 2
** text list-level 2
***  text list-level 3
***  text list-level 3
** text list-level 2

generates:

  • text list-level 1
    • text list-level 2
    • text list-level 2
  • text list-level 2
    • text list-level 2
      • text list-level 3
      • text list-level 3
    • text list-level 2

Ordered (Numbered) Lists:

The text:

# text list-level 1
## text list-level 2
## text list-level 2
# text list-level 2
## text list-level 2
###  text list-level 3
###  text list-level 3
## text list-level 2

generates:

  1. text list-level 1
    1. text list-level 2
    2. text list-level 2
  2. text list-level 2
    1. text list-level 2
      1. text list-level 3
      2. text list-level 3
    2. text list-level 2

Definition Lists:

The text:

;'''term1''':definition1
;'''term2''':definition2

;;'''term3''':definition3 (one level lower)
;;'''term4''':definition4 (one level lower)

generates:

term1
definition1
term2
definition2

term3
definition3 (one level lower)
term4
definition4 (one level lower)


Preformatted Text

Preformatted multi-line paragraphs can be created with the <pre> and </pre> tags. Links are disabled and no text formatting occurs for the text within those tags.

Example:

Example for a  preformatted text,
  no formatting or processing occurs in this part.
For example, SandBox is not a link here...


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