Help:Editing

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The basics

Two line breaks between paragraphs. Leading spaces mean that the line

will be printed out in mono-space.


Here are a bunch of examples of what you type and what you get:

A [[link]] to the "link" wiki entry.

A link to the "link" wiki entry.


A [[My Dad|link]] to the "My Dad" wiki entry.

A link to the "My Dad" wiki entry.


A [http://wso.williams.edu link] to an external site.

A link to an external site.


==This Is A New Section==

This Is A New Section

===Sub-section===

Sub-section

====Sub-sub-section====

Sub-sub-section

''italics'' and '''bold'''

italics and bold


Lists:

# This
# is a
# numbered list
#* with an un-ordered 
#* sub-list
  1. This
  2. is a
  3. numbered list
    • with an un-ordered
    • sub-list


* This
* is a
* un-ordered list
*# with a numbered 
*# sub-list
*#* and an unordered sub-sub-list
*#** and also an unordered sub-sub-sub-list
  • This
  • is a
  • un-ordered list
    1. with a numbered
    2. sub-list
      • and an unordered sub-sub-list
        • and also an unordered sub-sub-sub-list


A table:

 {|
 ! adjective||noun
 |-
 |boring||table
 |-
 |unsortable||data
 |}
adjective noun
boring table
unsortable data



You can also make a sortable table like this. Try clicking the header.

 {| class="sortable" id="pick-a-unique-id"
 ! adjective||noun
 |-
 |exciting||table
 |-
 |sortable||data
 |-
 |appropriate||JavaScript
 |}
adjective noun
exciting table
sortable data
appropriate JavaScript


You can also put in pretty pictures. You'll first need to upload them. See also Help:Pictures.

[[Image:Cribbage500_margit.jpg|right|thumbnail|An image on the right with a caption.]]
An image on the right with a caption.


If the picture already exists on the Internet, you could conceivably remote-link it, though people frown upon this practice. To do this, simply paste the URL of the picture into the page, like this:

http://www.williams.edu/athletics/images/cow.gif

http://www.williams.edu/athletics/images/cow.gif


If you are going to put an email address, please use this tag. It hides the address from spam robots.

<email>email@wso.williams.edu</email>

<email>email@wso.williams.edu</email>

Other resources

Until something better comes along, a good help resource is Wikipedia's How to edit a page article.

If you're looking for a more comprehensive reference, try this one provided by the WikiMedia folks.