DJBWiki:Tutorial (Formatting)

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Formatting
               

Formatting DJBWiki articles is a bit different from writing on a standard word processor. Instead of a strict ("what you see is what you get") approach, DJBWiki uses text codes to create particular elements of the page (e.g. headings). This "language" is known as Wikicode (or Wiki-markup) and is designed for ease of editing.

Bold and italics

The most commonly used wiki tags are bold and italics. Bolding and italicizing are done by surrounding a word or phrase with multiple apostrophes ('):


You type You get

''italic''

italic

'''bold'''

bold


Headings and subheadings

Headings and subheadings are an easy way to improve the organization of an article. If you can see two or more distinct topics being discussed, you can break up the article by inserting a heading for each section.

Headings can be created like this:

You type You get

==Heading==

===Subheading===

Heading

Subheading

If an article has at least four headings, a table of contents will automatically be generated. Try creating a heading in the Sandbox. It will be added automatically to the table of contents for the page, assuming three others already exist.

Formatting conventions

It is a DJBWiki convention to mark in bold the names of an article's subject when they are first mentioned in the article. For example, the article Anshar Kahn Tarentae begins:

Anshar Kahn Tarentae is a Krath Master.

Another Wookieepedia convention is to italicize ship names. If the first mention of the subject of an article is also a book or movie title then bold italics is used. For example, the article BAC Doomsday starts:

The Doomsday is a Bothan Assault Cruiser.