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Starting a new page

  • From an existing page: Add a link to a new (not yet existing) page and save the document. All pages that do not yet exist will have a red hyperlink. To create that page, click on the red hyperlink. See below for link syntax.
  • From MS Word document: Follow these Instructions. Note: Images will not be converted.

Basic Formatting

''itallic text'' (2 single quotes) → itallic text
'''bold text''' (3 single quotes) → bold text
'''''bold itallic text''''' (5 single quotes) → bold itallic text
<strike>Strike-through text</strike> → Strike-through text
<del>Deleted Material</del> → Deleted Material
<u>Underlined text</u> → Underlined text
<ins>Inserted Material</ins> → Inserted Material
<tt>Typewriter Font</tt> → Typewriter Font
<small>Small Text</small> → Small Text
<big>Big text</big> → Big text
Superscript: SBAMUG<sup>user group</sup> → SBAMUGuser group
Subscript: SBAMUG<sub>user group</sub> → SBAMUGuser group
<span style="font-variant:small-caps">texts in Small caps</span> → texts in Small caps
empty line Paragraph
~~~~ Insert username and date
~~~ Insert username
Start line with a space to avoid reformatting
<nowiki>text w/o wiki-fication</nowiki>
<pre>block of text w/o reformatting</pre>in box


== Section ==
=== Subsection ===
==== Subsubsection ====


* itemized list List with dots
** second level
*** third level
  • itemized list List with dots
    • second level
      • third level
# numbered list Numbered list
## second level
### third level
  1. numbered list Numbered list
    1. second level
      1. third level
; DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid Definition list
Deoxyribonucleic acid Definition list
;; rDNA: Ribosomal DNA
Ribosomal DNA
: colon indents line
:: more indented line
colon indents line
more indented line
---- horizontal line

horizontal line


  • Simple 3x3 table
| topleft || topmiddle || topright
|midleft || midmiddle || midright
|bottomleft || bottommiddle || bottomright
topleft topmiddle topright
midleft midmiddle midright
bottomleft bottommiddle bottomright
  • Framed Table
{| border=1 cellpadding="10" cellspacing="2"
|+ Student List
|- bgcolor=grey
! Name !! Age !! Sex
| Peter || align=right | 8 || male
| Paul || align=right | 12 || male
| Mary || align=right | 9 || female
Student List
Name Age Sex
Peter 8 male
Paul 12 male
Mary 9 female
full details at wikipedia:Help:Table


Internal link: [[rice]] or [[Golden Rice]]. Which would be -> rice or Golden Rice Note: Links to pages that don't exist, will be in red. To create that page, simply click on that link to create it. An edit window will appear.
Alternate Text [[Rice | Oryza sativa]] is: Oryza sativa
External link:[ SBAMUG] . Which would be -> SBAMUG
Other Wiki such as wikipedia would be [[:Wikipedia:PCR | PCR]] Interwiki link. Which would be -> PCR
Redirection: This would be use to redirect a page to a different page. Put the following single line on a page.
#REDIRECT [[Alternate Name]]
The above line a page would cause a reference to that page to automatically redirect/forward to the page Alternate Name. The redirection could also go to an other wiki as follows
#REDIRECT [[:wikipedia:Alternate Name]]
Which would redirect to the wikipedia page Alternate Name.
Note: Piping is ignored on a #REDIRECT command.
Internal Page Jump: [[#Tables|Goto Tables]] Example: Goto Tables
full details at wikimedia:Help:Editing


  • Naming articles
Name of the article is the same as the article headline as well as the link for the article.
The first character is always automatically capitalized.
Lowercase second and subsequent words, except if it's a name.
Prefer singular nouns.
Use spelled-out phrase and use redirect for acronyms and abbreviations.
The following characters are not allowed in page titles: # + < > [ ] j f g /.
The maximum length is 255 characters.
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  • Editing. Be bold in updating articles. If you see a mistake, content, spelling or grammar, please edit the page and correct it immediately. But don't be reckless. Don't make the contributer angry.
Perfection is not required. This is a community and incomplete articles or random collection of facts. Save them for others to add their knowledge and edit your article.
Avoid duplication, irrelevancy, nonsense and inaccuracy.
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Here is a pic [[Image:GalleryLogin.jpg]] GalleryLogin.jpg
[[Image:GalleryLogin.jpg | frame | Caption(1)]] with frame->
[[Image:GalleryLogin.jpg | thumb | Caption(2)]] with thumb->
[[Image:GalleryLogin.jpg | thumb | 135px | Caption(3)]] 300px wide->
[[Image:GalleryLogin.jpg | thumb | left | 100px | Cap(4)]] text floating->
All other media: Video
PDF:[[Media:MediaWikiRefCard.pdf | Reference Card]] -> PDF: Reference Card
full details at Wikimedia:Extended image syntax
Wikimedia:Help:Images and media
full details at Wikimedia:Help:Template