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Use the information shown below to format text on wiki pages.

Making a Link

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To create a link to another article, surround the link word with square brackets [ [ like this ] ]

If the page already exists, the link will be red. If it's not been created yet the link will be yellow. Clicking on a yellow link will create a new page.


Making text italic and bold

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Single quotes are used for italic and bold text.

    * Italics are made with ' ' two single quotes ' '
    * Bold is made with ' ' ' three single quotes ' ' '    * Text can be made italic and bold with ' ' ' ' ' five single quotes ' ' ' ' '


Making Headings

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Headings are made with equals signs.


    * A top level heading is made with:

= = two equals signs = =

    * Subheadings are made with:

= = = three or more equals signs = = =

    * That means, the more equals signs, the smaller headings.


Bold and italics

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Bold and italics are added by surrounding a word or phrase with multiple apostrophes ( ' ) :

    * ' ' italics ' ' is rendered as italics. (2 apostrophes on either side)
    * ' ' ' bold ' ' ' is rendered as bold. (3 apostrophes on either side)
    * ' ' ' ' ' bolded italics ' ' ' ' ' is rendered as bolded italics. (2 + 3 = 5 apostrophes on either side)

Headings and subheadings

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Headings and subheadings are an easy way to improve the organization of an article. If you can see two or more distinct topics being discussed, you can break up your article by inserting a heading for each section.

Headings can be created like this:

    *
      Top level heading
      = = Top level heading = = (2 equals signs)
    *
      Subheading
      = = = Subheading = = = (3 equals signs)
    *
      Another level down
      = = = = Another level down = = = = (4 equals signs)
    *
      Another level down
      = = = = = Another level down = = = = = (5 equals signs)

If an article has at least three headings, a table of contents (TOC) will be automatically generated. Try creating some headings in the sandbox and see the effect on the TOC

Indenting

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To indent text, place a colon ( : ) at the beginning of a line. The more colons you put, the further indented the text will be. A newline (pressing Enter or Return) marks the end of the indented paragraph.

For example:

This is aligned all the way to the left.
: This is indented slightly.
: : This is indented more.

is shown as:

This is aligned all the way to the left.

    This is indented slightly.

        This is indented more.

Bullet points

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To insert a bullet, use an asterisk ( * ). Similar to indentation, more asterisks in front of a paragraph means more indentation.

A brief example:

    * First list item
    * Second list item
    * * Sub-list item under second
    * Isn't this fun?

Which is shown as:

        * First list item
        * Second list item
              o Sub-list item under second
        * Isn't this fun?

Numbered lists

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You can also create numbered lists. For this, use the number sign or hash symbol ( # ). Using more #s will affect the level of indenting.

Example:

    # First item
    # Second item
    # # Sub-item under second item
    # Third item

Shows up as:

       1. First item
       2. Second item
             1. Sub-item under second item
       3. Third item


Colored Text

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To change the color of the text on a page place the following tags outside of the text you wish to color:

Beginning tag: <span style="color:orange;">

YOUR TEXT GOES HERE

End tag: </span>

This would appear as: <span style="color:orange;">YOUR TEXT GOES HERE</span>

Table of contents

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As described above, any article with more than three headings will automatically generate a Table of Contents just before the first heading. The Table of Contents can be manually positioned using the following code:

  _ _ TOC _ _  (underlines all together with no spaces)

To align a Table of Contents to the right, you could place it in a right-aligned table, such as:

 { | style = " margin-right :  auto ; "
  | _ _ TOC _ _
  | }

In order to force a TOC on a page with less than 3 headings, put _ _ TOC _ _ somewhere on the page. (underlines all together with no spaces)


Removing Edit Links

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To remove the edit links on a page add: _ _NOEDITSECTION_ _ (underlines all together with no spaces)
anywhere on the page


To Add an Unseen Comment

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Enter: <!-- Your comment goes here -->
on the page where you wish the comment to be placed. This comment will only be seen in the EDIT mode.


Making an Anchor

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To make an anchor which returns you to a heading that's located on the same page
enter this type code: Back to [[#HEADING NAME|Top]]
In this example, the words "Back to: Top" is what the viewer will see.
You can call it the name of the heading or such as we've shown here.


Adding an image gallery

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To add an image gallery to a page
use this code:

<gallery caption=" " widths="50px" heights="50px" perrow="2">
Image Coming Soon.png | [[Explosives | 1 Van of Explosives]]
Image Coming Soon.png</gallery>


"perrow - should be the number of images you wish to display in a single row
Image coming Soon.png - should be changed to the name of the image you want to display in the gallery
| - pipe tag must be placed if you are going to add text below the image
Explosives - indicates the page you want users to be taken to when clicking on the text below the image
1 Van of Explosives - is the text that will display below the image


Displaying Wiki Code

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To display wiki code on a page, place the code between the tags as shown:
<nowiki><span style="color:yellow;"></nowiki>
This will allow users to see instructional code without the wiki acting on the code.


Indenting Text

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  •   To indent text, you start the line with one or more colons ( : )
This will be indented,
: : This will be indented further,
: : : The more colons, the larger the indent.

This will give you:

    This will be indented,

        This will be indented further,

            The more colons, the larger the indent.

Making a Bulleted List

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Bullets are made in a very similar way. But this time they use asterisks ( * ) instead of colons. The more asterisks you use, the bigger the indent.

* This gives a bullet,
* If you go onto the next line, the bulleted list continues,
* * Just as with colons, the more asterisks, the bigger the indent.

This will give you:

    * This gives a bullet
    * If you go onto the next line, the bulleted list continues.
          o Just as with colons, the more asterisks, the bigger the indent.

How do I make numbered lists?

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Numbers use the number sign or hash symbol ( # ). If you use more than one hash, you can make sub-lists.

# Numbers work in the same way,
# Go onto the next line to carry on the list,
# # Two or more number signs will give you sub-items,
# # You can carry on with the sub numbers...
# Or go back to the original list.

This will give you:

   1. Numbers work in the same way
   2. Go onto the next line to carry on the list
         1. Two or more number signs will give you sub-items
         2. You can cary on with the sub numbers...
   3. Or go back to the original list.

More on internal links

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You can change the appearance of internal links.   To use words other than the article title as the text of the link, you can use a pipe character " | "

For example, if you wanted to make a link to " Wikia ", but wanted it to say " Main Page " you would write:

    [ [ Wikia | Main Page ] ]     (without spaces)

    It would show as:

    Main Page

You can also add extra letters directly outside the double square brackets to change the link text. This is useful for plurals.

For example, you would write:

    Try one of our  [ [ quiz ] ] zes.

    It would appear as:

    Try one of our quizzes.

Linking to other wikia?

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There are two ways of linking to other wikia.

If the wikia is in the Help : Interwiki map, then you can link simply by adding the name of the wikia to your link.

    [ [ Creatures : Norn ] ] will link you to the " Norn " page on the Creatures Wikia, and will look like this: Creatures : Norn

Interwiki links also work to some other wikis such as Wikipedia. See the Help : Interwiki map for the full list.

If the wiki isn't in the interwiki map, then you can still link to it by adding " w : c "  to the link.

    [ [ w : c : Photography : Main Page ] ]   will link you to the main page of the Photography Wikia, and will look like this:  w : c : Photography : Main Page

You can make that link look tidier by using a pipe again:

    [ [ w : c : Photography : SLR camera | SLR camera ] ]  will still link to the " SLR camera " page, but will look like this: SLR camera

If you are adding the link from outside of the Central Wikia, on one of the individual wikis, then you need to expand the " w " to " wikia ".

    [ [ wikia : c : Photography : Main Page ] ] will link you to the main page of the Photography Wikia, and will look like this: wikia : c : Photography : Main Page (this link will be red here on Central)


An example for linking to the Mobsters 2 wiki would be: [[w:c:Mobsters2:Main_Page|Mobsters 2: Vendetta Wiki]]

Linking to external sites

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If you want to link to a site outside of Wikia, just type the full URL for the page you want to link to.

    http : // www . google . com /   (without spaces)

It is often better to have the link text show something more useful than the URL. You can do this with single square brackets.

The alternative text goes after the URL, with a space in between (not a pipe this time).

    [ http : // www . google . com / Google search engine ] will look like this:   Google search engine


Page Formatting

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Help for specific pages can be found in the Page Formats category. Locate the page you want to format and click on the help page. Each page provides specific instructions for each page style.




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