Wiki Edit

Here is a quick summary of the basic text entry rules. Try Edit to see formatting source of any page. Use WikiSandbox to practice.


  1. Add a blank line, then
  2. type your text
  3. when you get over on the right hand side of the text area just keep typing.

Or if you wish do entry linebreaks with <Return>, that's ok too.

When the browser displays the text, it will fill the lines and break them on the nearest word boundary until a blank line is reached.


Four or more "-" (hyphens) on a line will generate a horisontal rule.

Page reference

(! !=H2) Heading level 2

Top heading in text, H1 reserved for page title

(! ! !=H3)

Subheading in text.

(! ! ! !=H4)

Sub-subheading, smallest useful

Lists (start-of-line notation)

  1. (#) number
    1. (##) nested number level 2, etc.
  2. (2.) explicit number version (common in imported text, but note that numbering will then be re-generated as the page is served)
Definition list
(:) level 1

Inline styles

URL related

automatically filtered in rendering or saving

Monospaced text

So-called preformatted text can be inserted for special effects:

 This line is preformatted
 and so is this one.

Note that the browser doesn't merge them as before. because by adding the space the text is,

 again, preformatted.

You might also notice that the font changed from a proportional one to a fixed one but that is a matter determined by the browser and not this server.

a blockquote should be this?

to mark deleted text and added text use plus and minus with brackets surrounding the text within a line.

> quoting as in emails should also work

> let us see

this is no more quoted


back to normal version Last edited October 7, 2005