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1 How to edit a Wiki page
It is easy to edit a Wiki page. Once you are logged in, simply click on the edit button of a Wiki page (at the top). This will open up the edit-view of the current Wiki page. You may want to try this right away in the sandbox, a playground and test area for first-time wiki users, where you will see some examples how text can be formatted. Below you can find detailed information on formatting wiki content.
1.1 Main editing Screen [Edit]
The editor consists of the following basic components (see Figure below):
1.2 Wiki Editing Toolbar [Edit]
The most convenient way to edit the contents of a Wiki page is to use the toolbar, which works similar to a toolbar available in a standard word processor or editor. The below figure describes the icons and their functions in more detail.
1. Bold text[Shift + Alt + B] 2. Italic text[Shift + Alt + I] 3. Internal link[Shift + Alt + L] 4. External link[Shift + Alt + X] 5. Level 2 headline[Shift + Alt + H] 6. Horizontal line[Shift + Alt + R] 7. Add Signature and Date 8. No Wiki[Shift + Alt + N] 9. Subscript 10. Superscript 11. Strike Through 12. Insert a Reference
1.3 How to make a reference [Edit]
Even if TVETipedia is an open-space area, any information added has to be based on one or many reliable sources.
1. In the editing toolabar (at the top of the page), click on :
If you click on Preview or save, it will add a number next to the text [x] depending on the location of your reference point.
3. Type References at the bottom of the page and click on the the Wiki Markup in the Wiki Markup toolbar (at the bottom of the page) :
1.4 Manual Entry of Wiki Markup [Edit]
Another way to edit a page is manually entering Wiki Mark-ups, which can also be done in an external text editor such as Notepad. In general, the Wiki Mark-up language used here is compliant to the syntax of the de facto standard MediaWiki (http://www.mediawiki.org/), which is used for many of the best-known Wiki projects. Thus it should be easy to incorporate TVETipedia articles into Wikipedia (http://www.wikimedia.org), wikiEducator (http://www.wikieducator.org), Wikiversity (http://www.wikieducator.org) or others. And vice versa, of course.
1.5 Summarising, Previewing and Saving an article [Edit]
When finishing the edit, one should write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit-box. This text should describe the changes done to a page for the benefit of other editors. After that, the “Preview” function (“ALT + P”) allows the user to see how the changed document will look. If necessary, additional changes can be applied to the preview version. By pressing the “Save” button (or “ALT + s”), the changes will be written to the data repository and immediately applied to the article. The “Cancel / Exit” link on the other hand will abort the editing of a page and will leave the data untouched.
1.6 Adding New Wiki articles [Edit]
The best way to adding a new page or article is to add a link in an existing article: When editing an existing article or if a word or phrase ought to have an article of its own linked in, just put it in double square brackets, like this link to the [[sandbox]]. This is the first step to create a new page. By clicking on the new link one will reach a new empty Wiki page. The page title is automatically set to the text used in the double square brackets.
And here's how to proceed step by step:
1.7 Wiki mark-ups for advanced user [Edit]
1.8 Where to get further Wiki Training [Edit]
Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org) has extensive help pages on wiki editing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page). Very helpful: Wikipedia's Cheatsheet (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Cheatsheet-en.pdf) (1-page pdf)
WikiEducator (http://www.wikieducator.org) provides excellent WikiEducator Tutorials (http://wikieducator.org/Help:Contents) enabling users to develop free content for education using wiki technology.