Help:Adding Content

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How do I format text?

The Mediawiki software uses formatting tags to indicate italics, bold, etc. For example, two apostrophes on either side of a word or phrase cause it to be italicized; the text ''rpoD'' will display as rpoD. You won't need to enter the tags by hand, because most of the time there will be a toolbar at the top of the editing box. Just select the word you want formatted and click on the appropriate box in the toolbar. One exception is when entering or editing information in tables. In tables the formatting tags need to be entered by hand.

italics ''italics'' Text is surrounded by two single quote (') marks on each side.
bold '''bold''' Text is surrounded by three single quote (') marks on each side.
bold italics '''''bold italics''''' Text is surrounded by five (three for bold, two for italics) single quote (') marks on each side.
'italicized single quoted' '' 'italicized single quoted' '' Put a blank space in between the marks for italics and the single quotes you want to appear in the text.

How do I add references/citations?

Referencing in QMRAwiki is quite simple; it uses <ref> and </references> tags, like many other wikis. Details here: References

What do I do if someone changes what I wrote?

This is a wiki and so the information you add to the wiki may be changed by other users, just as you may change other users' entries. If you find the correction to be inaccurate, you may discuss the subject with other users in the Notes section available below each main section, or on the Discussion page. To add a note on the same page at the bottom of the section, click the Edit link to the right of the Notes heading. To initiate or view a discussion on a particular topic, click the discussion tab located on the top left hand side of the page. To add additional comments, you can click the + to add your comment to the end of the list. OR, you may click the edit tab and type your comments there. As you can see, there are plenty of places to make your voice heard.

Is there any way to keep people from editing my entries?

Yes. When you add data to a table, you have the opportunity to select public or private. The public selection allows any registered user to change your entries, whereas the private selection allows only you and the QMRAwiki staff to edit your entries.

How do I import a large data set into the QMRAwiki?

Contact the QMRAwiki staff at Email Camra! for options about getting your data set into QMRAwiki.

How do I add links?

There are two main types of links for QMRAwiki: internal and external. Adding a link to a QMRAwiki page is done using [[link]] wiki mark-up. For example, to link to the Entamoeba coli page, the link will look like this: Entamoeba coli.

Adding links that are outside of QMRAwiki is simple. Write: [url what you want to appear]. For example, adding a link to Google would like this: [ link to Google] and for a usable link, look like link to Google.

How do I add tables?

You may use Tables help section if you need help formatting tables.

How do I get an image to show up in a page?

To add an image to a wiki page, you must first upload the image to the wiki. Click the Upload file link in the toolbox on the left hand side of your browser window underneath the search bar. You may type in the file pathway or click browse to find the file. Write a summary of the image, and click the Upload File button.

Once an image is in the wiki, go back to the page where you want to add the image; click Edit and type [[Image:File.jpg]] where File.jpg is the name of the file you uploaded. Click the Save button to save the image to the wiki.

You can see more information at Help:Images.

Can I import data from an Excel spreadsheet?

No. We are working on creating a way to do that, but that option is currently unavailable.

How do I add categories?

Categories are ways of grouping pages together by some common thread. To add a page to a category page, you'll need to know the category you want to add your page to. Once you know the Category, use the following wiki mark-up to add the category:[[Category:Name of Category]].

How do I make suggestions?

There are two ways to make suggestions to the QMRAwiki staff. Click on the Suggestions on the main page and you will be taken to the Suggestions page. Click the edit tab at the top of the page and let us have it. The other way to do this is to email the QMRAwiki staff at Email Camra!. Either option will get your suggestions to us.

How do I know if it's right?

You can't break the wiki. If you're unsure of the formatting, markup, etc. someone else can fix it. Email the QMRAwiki staff at Email Camra! and inform them of your concern. The staff will then format the page.