Quick Editing Guide

This is just a quick and dirty guide to formatting in this wiki. For a more complete list, check the Wikidot syntax guide.

The visual text editor options should have all of these, but if you want to code it yourself, here are some of the more useful syntax.


Basic text formatting

Italics

Two slashes to open, and two to close, like this:

This is about //Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha//.

will become:

This is about Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha.

Bold

Two astericks to open and close, like this:

The big and the **bold**.

will become:

The big and the bold.

Underline

Again, two underscores to open and close, like this:

Welcome to the Research Vessel __Appeal to Reason__.

will become:

Welcome to the Research Vessel Appeal to Reason.

Strikethrough

Two dashes to open and close, like this:

And then the two of them --came on screen-- I mean, appeared on the screen.

will become:

And then the two of them came on screen I mean, appeared on the screen.

Coloured text

Two # signs to open and close. I have no idea what they're called, but anyway:

My favourite drink is the ##red|blood of my enemies##.
That, or a nice ##1357ab|Pina Colada##.

will become:

My favourite drink is the blood of my enemies.
That, or a nice Pina Colada.

You can also use styles in span or div elements. For example:

What manner of [[span style="color:pink"]]foul shade[[/span]] are you?

will become:

What manner of foul shade are you?

I haven't tested all the style options yet, mind you.

Horizontal rules

Six dashes in a row, like so:

------

will give you the horizontal rule that ends this section, right below.

Linking

Wiki links

Three square brackets surrounding the name. For example, let's say the Character listing:

[[[Characters]]]

will give you Characters.

Remember the namespaces: linking to, say, Editing Guidelines in the "faq" namespace can be done like so:

[[[faq:Editing Guidelines]]]

to give Editing Guidelines.

If you want to use your own text, use a vertical bar like so:

[[[Characters|a list of original characters]]]

to give a list of original characters. The spaces before and after the bar are not important.

Outside links

Raw links are automatically converted. For a site name, one square bracket surrounding the link, space, and then the name:

http://www.animesuki.com
[http://www.animesuki.com Animesuki]

to give:

http://www.animesuki.com
Animesuki


Further text options

Teletype text

Two curly brackets to open and close.

Whereupon I said "{{You are under arrest!}}" and he said "{{Ouch...}}"

will become:

Whereupon I said "You are under arrest!" and he said "Ouch…"

Indents

One greater-than sign per level of indent, followed by a space. (The space is important.) Like so:

The line below will be indented.
> This line is indented.
> This line is also indented.
Back to normal.
>> This line is indented //twice//.
> And back to one indent.
And no more indents.

will turn into:
The line below will be indented.

This line is indented.
This line is also indented.

Back to normal.

This line is indented twice.


And back to one indent.

And no more indents.


Headers and contents

Headers

A plus sign before the text, like so:

+ This is Header 1.
++ This is Header 2.
+++ This is Header 3.
++++ This is Header 4.
+++++ This is Header 5.
++++++ This is Header 6.

will become:

This is Header 1.

This is Header 2.

This is Header 3.

This is Header 4.

This is Header 5.
This is Header 6.

Headers get mentioned in the page's table of contents, which segues nicely to:

Table of Contents

Just this:

[[toc]]

and that's it. The example's at the top of the page.
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