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You need a password to edit the Encyclopedia. At this time we are not issuing passwords to the public, but after the entire encyclopedia is installed you may request a password by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I edit a page?
To edit a page, simply click the edit link that appears on each page. A form will appear, containing the existing markup. When you have finished making modifications, click the Save button to commit your changes. Please note that you can not do any harm by experimenting, so experiment. Everything can be undone.
Most frequent Wiki markup explained
Here are the most frequently used types of wiki markup.
|What it looks like||What you type|
You can italicize text by putting 2 apostrophes on each side.
3 apostrophes will embolden the text.
5 apostrophes will embolden and italicize the text.
(4 apostrophes don't do anything special -- there's just 'one left over'.)
You can ''italicize text'' by putting 2 apostrophes on each side. 3 apostrophes will embolden '''the text'''. 5 apostrophes will embolden and italicize '''''the text'''''. (4 apostrophes don't do anything special -- there's just ''''one left over''''.)
|What it looks like||What you type|
Headings organize your writing into sections. The Wiki software can automatically generate a table of contents from them.
Using more equals signs creates a subsection.
A smaller subsection
Don't skip levels, like from two to four equals signs.
Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because 1 should be reserved for page title.
== Section headings == ''Headings'' organize your writing into sections. The Wiki software can automatically generate a table of contents from them. === Subsection === Using more equals signs creates a subsection. ==== A smaller subsection ==== Don't skip levels, like from two to four equals signs. Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because 1 creates H1 tags which should be reserved for page title.
Lists and indents
marks the end of the list.
* ''Unordered lists'' are easy to do: ** Start every line with a star. *** More stars indicate a deeper level. * Previous item continues. ** A new line * in a list marks the end of the list. * Of course you can start again.
A new line marks the end of the list.
# ''Numbered lists'' are: ## Very organized ## Easy to follow # Previous item continues A new line marks the end of the list. # New numbering starts with 1.
A newline starts a new paragraph.
: A colon (:) indents a line or paragraph. A newline starts a new paragraph. <br> Often used for discussion on talk pages. : We use 1 colon to indent once. :: We use 2 colons to indent twice. ::: 3 colons to indent 3 times, and so on.
Here's a link to the [[Ditka Mike]]. "Ditka Mike" is the title of that page. But be careful page title must be exact, capitalization counts! Here's a link to "Shevchenko Scientific Society": <u>[[Shevchenko Scientific Society, U.S.A.|НТШ-A]]</u> "НТШ-A" is the visible text and "Shevchenko Scientific Society, U.S.A." is the page title. External link to Inventors Hall of Fame: <u>[http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/466.html The National Inventors Hall of Fame]</u> "http:/www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/466.html" is the external page address, followed by a blank, followed by the visible text: "The National Inventors Hall of Fame" only one engle backet and seperate the link from its title by a space.
How do I create a new page?
Type the page title in the search box and press Enter.
In English, type Last Name followed by First Name or any title if it is not a title for person.
For example: Pidkova Ivan
If this title does not exist it will say:
There is no page titled "Pidkova Ivan". You can create this page.
Click "You can create this page" and it will take you to the created page in edit mode.
How do I add an image to a page?
Please log in. If there is a photo that you would like to include with the article then click on Upload File link in the left panel.
Click Browse to find the image on you computer and upload.
Copy the image name, for example imagename.jpg, then after upload paste it in the edit box of your page on the first line as follows:
where "image.jpg" is the name of the image file, "120px" is the size the image, and "left" will place the image on the left. Note the use of | to separate commands. Experiment with size, for example 210px, and location "left", "right", "center".
If want a thumb size image that enlarges when you click it then follow the example below.
Example of thumb size images: St. Basil’s Academy.
[[File:Vasyliia_sv_Akademiia.jpg|thumb|150px|left|alt=St. Basil's Academy|Академія цв. Василія]]
Be sure to include both "thumb" and "alt= image description" commands.
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