Tech Lit Wiki Guide

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===Guide to Writing Wiki Code=== (adapted from http://gicl.cs.drexel.edu/wiki/Template_for_UB_MAE_277_Class)

The beauty about Wiki is that if you don't know the code, you can steal it from someone's page that does. Feel free to click the "edit" links or tabs to view the code for sections or the pages respectively. Be weary about wrecking havoc on another's page. Each page can be rollbacked to a previous verison and your username is linked to all changes.

Here's a few tips on writing with Wiki:

This is a bracket "[" "]"


This is a brace "{" "}"


To create a new page/link within Wiki:

  • Double brackets, page name, double brackets
  • Typing in a new page name will automatically create a page, which when clicked, you can then edit.
  • Whatever name you first type in is the name of the page. You can't change page names, only create new pages. Think before you create a new page.
  • Don't worry about slashes or anything, all pages are located in the same directory. If I wanted to create a page called "ME240 Template" the code would be ''ME240 Template'' Note: Brackets are italicized to prevent creating a new page.


Your table of contents is created automatically.

  • 1,2,3,4 are level 2 sections
  • 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 are level 3 headers


To create headers:

  • Section titles are wrapped with two equal signs ==My favorite header==
  • Bold headers within a section are wrapped with three equal signs ===My not-so-favorite header===


Asterisks indicate bullets. Be sure to put each asterisk on a new line.

  • Here's one
  • Here's two *Here's three, but its not on the next line


Bold text:

  • Start line with "b" in "<>". Be sure to end the line with "/b" in "<>" if you don't want the whole paragraph to be bold.
  • Surround text to be bolded with three " ' " marks on either side. Or highlight the text and click the "B" button on the toolbar.


Italics:

  • "i" in "<>". Don't forget to end with "/i" in "<>"
  • Highlight the text and click the "I" button in the toolbar (It will put four " ' " on either side).


This is a broken link media file caption


Media tags are indicated by "Media:", images by "Image:" Broken links in red. Case is not important. Use the toolbar to get examples if you're not sure.


Spacing is weird in Wiki. Single return does nothing.

Double return (blank line), breaks the line.


Triple return (two blank lines), puts an extra blank line between lines of text.


"br" in "<>" will break lines. They can also be used to separate section headers.


To Create and Edit Table

Please refer to Wiki Help: Table [Source: Wikipedia.com].



Finally, use the "Show Preview" button on the bottom of the page to see how it looks before saving. It will allow you to catch and edit your errors without having to edit the page again. Just don't forget to save it when you're really done.


An Example for a Table

Activity Classification
Cross-Cutting Concepts Congnitive Dimension Tech Topic Area - Engineering
○ Systems ● Knowledge ○ Medical
○ Bio-based
● Design ○ Capabilities ○ Engergy & Power
○ Info Tech & Comm
○ Connections ○ Decision-making ○ Transfortation
● Manufacturing & Const

To check a radio buttoon (●), please copy and paste the symbol of the radio button in the table.