Help:Formatting

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Simple Text formatting markup

Just above the edit window are 9 buttons to quickly apply the following formatting:

Either click the button to insert a sample placeholder where you can then type what you need, or you can highlight some pre-written text and click the button to change the selection.

Advanced Text formatting markup

Description You type You get
applies anywhere
Italic text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Bold and italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Escape wiki markup <nowiki>no '''wiki''' or <B>html</B> amendments</nowiki> no '''wiki''' or <B>html</B> amendments
Fixed width text

<tt>Fixed width text</tt>

Fixed width text

only at the beginning of the line
Indent text

:Single indent
::Double indent
:::::Multiple indent

Single indent
Double indent
Multiple indent
Headings of different levels
An article with four or more headings will automatically create a table of contents.

=level 1=
(Use of a level 1 heading is discouraged as it appears with the same formatting and size as the page title)
==level 2==
===level 3===
====level 4====
=====level 5=====
======level 6======

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6

Horizontal rule

----


Bullet list

* one
* two
* three
** three and one-third
** three and two-thirds

  • one
  • two
  • three
    • three and one-third
    • three and two-thirds
Numbered list

# one
# two<br />spanning several lines<br />without breaking the numbering
# three
## three point one
## three point two

  1. one
  2. two
    spanning several lines
    without breaking the numbering
  3. three
    1. three point one
    2. three point two
Mixture of bulleted
and numbered lists

# one
# two
#* two point one
#* two point two
# three

  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
  3. three
Definition list

;Definition
:item 1
:item 2

Definition
item 1
item 2
Preformatted text

  preformatted text is done with
  a space at the
  beginning of the line

preformatted text is done with
a space at the 
beginning of the line
Preformatted text with no indentation

 <pre> some preformatted <BR>text with no indentation </pre>

some preformatted
text with no indentation
Blockquotes

Body
text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text

<blockquote> quote quote quote quote quote quote </blockquote>

text text text text text text text text text text text text

Body
text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text

quote quote quote quote quote quote

text text text text text text text text text text text text

Comment

These symbols, <!-- Everything between these symbols will not be displayed --> but everything outside will.

These symbols, but everything outside will.


advanced
Templates {{templatename}} Everything on the page Template:templatename
Templates can be found at Templates


Paragraphs

MediaWiki ignores normal line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can also start a new line with the HTML tags <br> or <br/>.

HTML

Some HTML tags are allowed in MediaWiki, for example <code>, <div>, <span> and <font>.