Text Formatting Rules - Introduction

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This is an introduction on how you can format text in pages. See Text Formatting Rules for a complete list.

  • To edit any page click on the [Edit page] link to the left. You should do that right now, and read the source code of this page. It will make more sense.
  • You can separate paragraphs with an extra blank line. Example:

I am a paragraph.

I am a paragraph too. We're just very small paragraphs.

  • You get italics by surrounding words with two single quotes on either side like this.
  • You get bold text by using two underscores on either side.
  • You get bullets by using an asterisk * in the first column
  • To have plain monospaced font, indent with a space:
this is a poem
about monospacing
nothing rhymes with poem
nothing rhymes with monospacing
this is a poem
about monospacing
pass me the jeroboam
and carry on defacing
this is another poem
again re. monospacing
go missing, leave your home
your feds and friends will all start tracing
  • By typing W1, B2, W3, etc., you get some nifty icons: W1 B2 W3
  • You can get horizontal rules with four or more dashes like this:

  • To create hyperlinks you just put the words between square brackets [ and ]. Let's say you want to create a page about how Arno likes cookies. Then do like this: [Arno likes cookies]. If the page does not exist yet a question mark appears after the link, inviting you to create the page: ThisPageShouldNotExist?. (And please don't ruin the example by creating one.)
  • To link to pages outside the Wiki, you can just type in the URL and Wiki will link it for you: [ext] http://gtl.xmp.net/
  • Now you are ready to begin AddingPages.
  • If you want to do something useful but don't feel qualified to add pages (which is a mistake) then you can become a linker in the link team.

In order to create diagrams for discussing positions, moves etc. have a look at HowDiagramsWork.

Try it out in the SandBox now!

A WikiWikiWeb is meant to be fast and easy to edit. It has very simple markup that you can read about in Text Formatting Rules.

Text Formatting Rules - Introduction last edited by on September 9, 2016 - 11:44
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