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While most of the formatting functions can be accessed through the buttons above each text window, it can be helpful to know the exact codes required.
 
While most of the formatting functions can be accessed through the buttons above each text window, it can be helpful to know the exact codes required.
  
* Linking directly to other articles (Wikifying): <nowiki>[[Article name]]</nowiki>, or to dress, <nowiki>[[Article name|Text that appears in article]]</nowiki>
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* Linking directly to other articles (Wikifying): <tt><nowiki>[[Article name]]</nowiki></tt>, or to dress, <tt><nowiki>[[Article name|Text that appears in article]]</nowiki></tt>
* ''Italics'': <nowiki>''Text''</nowiki>
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* ''Italics'': <tt><nowiki>''Text''</nowiki></tt>
* '''Bolding''': <nowiki>'''Text'''</nowiki>
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* '''Bolding''': <tt><nowiki>'''Text'''</nowiki></tt>
* '''''Bolded Italic''''': <nowiki>'''''Text'''''</nowiki>
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* '''''Bolded Italic''''': <tt><nowiki>'''''Text'''''</nowiki></tt>
* Linking to external website: <nowiki>[www.website.com]</nowiki>, or to dress, <nowiki>[www.website.com|Text that appears in article]</nowiki>
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* Linking to external website: <tt><nowiki>[www.website.com]</nowiki></tt>, or to dress, <tt><nowiki>[www.website.com|Text that appears in article]</nowiki></tt>
* Redirecting: <nowiki>#REDIRECT [[Target article]]</nowiki> (should be the only thing in the article)
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* Redirecting: <tt><nowiki>#REDIRECT [[Target article]]</nowiki></tt> (should be the only thing in the article)
* Inserting into categories: <nowiki>[[Category:Target category]]</nowiki> at the bottom of the article - The software should automatically put them in alphabetical order, but if it starts with "The," use <nowiki>[[Category:Target category|Article name, The]]</nowiki>
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* Inserting into categories: <tt><nowiki>[[Category:Target category]]</nowiki></tt> at the bottom of the article - The software should automatically put them in alphabetical order, but if it starts with "The," use <tt><nowiki>[[Category:Target category|Article name, The]]</nowiki></tt>
* Signing comments: <nowiki>--~~~~</nowiki> (Usually only done on talk pages)
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* Signing comments: <tt><nowiki>--~~~~</nowiki></tt> (Usually only done on talk pages)
* Headers: <nowiki>==Section title==</nowiki>
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* Headers: <tt><nowiki>==Section title==</nowiki></tt>
* Sub-Headers: <nowiki>===Sub-section title===</nowiki>
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* Sub-Headers: <tt><nowiki>===Sub-section title===</nowiki></tt>
* Bullet points: <nowiki>* Text</nowiki>
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* Bullet points: <tt><nowiki>* Text</nowiki></tt>
** Inset bullet point: <nowiki>** Text</nowiki> (You can inset further with more asterisk's, but you really shouldn't)
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** Inset bullet point: <tt><nowiki>** Text</nowiki></tt> (You can inset further with more asterisk's, but you really shouldn't)
* Numbered lists: <nowiki># Entry</nowiki>
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* Numbered lists: <tt><nowiki># Entry</nowiki></tt>
  
 
To upload images, do so from the "Upload file" link on the left. Then, to put them in the article, you can do the following:
 
To upload images, do so from the "Upload file" link on the left. Then, to put them in the article, you can do the following:
  
* Directly inserting: <nowiki>[[Image:Picture.jpg]]</nowiki> ('''Not recommended''')
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* Directly inserting: <tt><nowiki>[[Image:Picture.jpg]]</nowiki></tt> ('''Not recommended''')
* Inserting as a thumbnail: <nowiki>[[Image:Picture.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Text that appears below the picture]]</nowiki> (You can choose whatever width you want in place of the "200px" part, but 200 pixels seems to be about right for most displays. You can also change it to the right hand of the article by putting "right" in place of the "left")
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* Inserting as a thumbnail: <tt><nowiki>[[Image:Picture.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Text that appears below the picture]]</nowiki></tt> (You can choose whatever width you want in place of the "<tt>200px</tt>" part, but 200 pixels seems to be about right for most displays. You can also change it to the right hand of the article by putting "right" in place of the "left")
  
 
==Other operations==
 
==Other operations==

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