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Text formatting

Italic:

Two single quotes. For example: This text is ''italicized'' produces this: This text is italicized

Bold:

Three single quotes. For example: This text is '''bold''' produces this: This text is bold

Bold and Italic:

Five single quotes. For example: This text is '''''in bold italics''''' produces this: This text is in bold italics'

Boxed text
This line starts with a space.

Generally avoid lines that start with a space. This greatly changes the style of display as the above text in a gray box with a dashed-border shows.

Making Headings

Put one or more equals signs on each side of the heading text. The more equals signs, the smaller the heading. Use the same number of equal signs before and after the text, and in WikIT, separate the text from the equals signs with a space for clarity. The heading must be on a line by itself.

Heading 1

The above heading is produced like this: = Heading 1 = This makes a large heading with an article-wide rule. Don't use a = title = at the beginning of an article - it will be the same size as the main title.

Heading 2

The above heading is produced like this: == Heading 2 == and also has an article-wide rule.

Heading 3

The above heading is produced like this: === Heading 3 === and is bold, but has no rule.

More headings

Just add another "=" at each end to make smaller and smaller headings

Bullet points, indents and numbered lists

* bullet point produces this:

  • bullet point

:* indented bullet point produces this:

  • indented bullet point

# numbered list produces this:

  1. numbered list

## indented numbered list produces this:

    1. indented numbered list

Links

Wikis use two types of links: internal (links to pages in the same wiki) and external (any other web page, even on the same server/domain, if it's not in the wiki itself).

Examples of internal link usage:

Link to another article in WikIT:

If you key this in: See the article on [[mind mapping]]

you will see this on the wiki page: See the article on mind mapping and clicking on the link will take the reader to the article titled "Mind mapping". The wiki is not case sensitive to the first character (only).
Link to another article in WikIT but show different wording:

If you key this in: See the article on [[mind mapping|mindmaps]]

you will see this on the wiki page: See the article on mindmaps - clicking on the link will take the reader to the article titled "Mind mapping".
Link to a section within an article:

If you key this in: [[mind mapping#drawing hints]]

you will see this on the wiki page: mind mapping#drawing hints - clicking on the link will take the reader to the section headed "Drawing hints" in the article titled "Mind mapping".
Link to a section within an article but show different wording:

If you key this in: Look at hints on making [[mind mapping#drawing hints|hand drawn maps]]

you will see this on the wiki page: Look at hints on making hand drawn maps

If you use an internal link to an article that does not exist, the link will show in red. You can click that link and you will be taken to a page where you can start the new article.

Examples of external link usage:

If you key this in: [http://www.topicscape.com/3d-mindmapping.html]

you will see this on the wiki page: [1]

External links with different wording:

If you key this in: [http://www.topicscape.com/3d-mindmapping.html 3D information organizer]

you will see this on the wiki page: 3D information organizer

Note two additional points about external links: a) it uses only one square bracket; b) the alternative wording is separated from the link by a space, unlike with an internal link where a | (pipe) is used.

Links to sources go in a section called Reference

Then put <ref>An external link and some text</ref> in the text where needed and <references/> at the end of the article (under, for example, == Notes ==) where they will be collated automatically.

Links to additional information go in in a section called External links

Links may be included in image captions

Images

[[Image:yourImageName.jpg]] at first produces a red link to show that the image is not in WikIT yet, like this:

File:YourImageName.jpg

You can click on this red link to load up the image. YourImageName2.jpg

[[Image:yourImageName.jpg|left]] provides for placement on the page (you can use right or center as well).

Caption

[[Image:yourImageName.jpg|right|thumb|Caption]] produces the image on the right:

If you specify 'thumb', the image will appear in a box, with space for a caption. The thumbnail size is 180 pixels wide unless otherwise defined. Internal and external inks may be included in captions and the only way to have a caption is to specify "|thumb". The size of the 'thumbnail' may be specified in pixels and it can be large if required.


[[Image:yourImageName.jpg|300px|left]] produces the size below, which in this case is larger than the original image.

Caption
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