Wiki Syntax

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The editing apparatus used by Wikidot is similar to html, but it is not. Special formatting is needed in order to get the desired result. This article is meant to help you get similar formatting found in other parts of the Archive. The best place to go to learn the wiki syntax is http://www.wikidot.com/doc:wiki-syntax. That site has most of everything you need to know.

# Terms

Special terms should be linked to a glossary or similar apparatus. The reason for this is to gather important words into one place so that understanding them may be better. So, terms need to be links to these glossaries, and furthermore, the link must take you to the word. Here is what you do. The left is the page with the normal content. The right is the glossary page. Both represent what you would actually type, and below them is what you would get.

 This is an example page. Welcome to the example page. Do you know what [[[glossary#exacerbate| exacerbate]]] means? Click to find out!  Welcome to the glossary. We currently only have one notable term. **Exacerbate**[[# exacerbate]]: To make worse 
 This is an example page. Welcome to the example page. Do you know what exacerbate means? Click to find out! Welcome to the glossary. We currently only have one notable term. Exacerbate: To make worse

When you click on exacerbate, it takes you to the term.

# Pictures

Pictures are always very nice additions to articles. To make an image, it must first be uploaded onto the Internet. You can do this through the files button on the bottom of the page or any other way you know. Timothy Foster uploads his files though the Google webpage creator so as to not take up space on the wiki. To include a picture, you can do this:

[[image http://tarm.wdfiles.com/local--files/start/tarm5.png]]


This produces this:

Various things can be done to a picture. You can change the size using width and height input, make the picture a link, and add CSS material. This is an image that links to the home page, has adjusted width and height, and it has some CSS added to it.
[[image http://tarm.wdfiles.com/local--files/start/tarm5.png width="400px" height="100px" link="http://awesomeness.wikidot.com" style="border: 2px solid red"]]


Furthermore, you can center images or make them align right or left. Proceed image with < for align left, = for align center, or > for align right. This code centers the picture.
[[=image http://tarm.wdfiles.com/local--files/start/tarm5.png]]


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# Collapsible Blocks

Using proper syntax, you can create links that drop down text or pictures. For example, this:

These are very useful sometimes. It gives viewers the option to hide or view things on command, and it can be used to hide answers to questions and such. Here is what you do.
[[collapsible show="+ text here" hide="- text here"]]
Text under collapsible here.
[[/collapsible]]


There are other things to do to them. You can have the content automatically showing with folded="no", and place the text using HideLocation="bottom" (or top).

# Math Equations

You can insert math equations like this into your articles:

(1)
\begin{align} \definecolor{darkgreen}{rgb}{0.90,0.91,0.859}\pagecolor{darkgreen} \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}{n_\alpha-\sqrt[3]{n^{\beta+\sin{\pi}} \over n!} \end{align}

Math equations are done in LaTeX format which is a special way of writing an equation. For the above equation, it is written like this:

[$] \definecolor{darkgreen}{rgb}{0.90,0.91,0.859}\pagecolor{darkgreen} \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}{n_\alpha-\sqrt[3]{n^{\beta+\sin{\pi}} \over n!} [$]


With math equations, you can visually show formulas in a standard manner and in nice format. To insert a math equation, begin with the syntax [$]. Put all of the equation after it, and then close with [$]. For the purposes of this wiki, always begin a math equation with
[[math]]
\definecolor{darkgreen}{rgb}{0.90,0.91,0.859}\pagecolor{darkgreen}


This makes the equation identical in color with the background.
Another thing is making equations in a line, like $\definecolor{darkgreen}{rgb}{0.90,0.91,0.859}\pagecolor{darkgreen} E = mc^2$. To do this, do [[$\definecolor{darkgreen}{rgb}{0.90,0.91,0.859}\pagecolor{darkgreen} equation info$]].

For info on LaTeX syntax, visit http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/teTeX/latex/latex2e-html/ltx-2.html

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