Advanced formatting


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Introduction

While in advanced mode, you will see a lot of funny punctuation. Usually, you can switch to simple mode and keep editing. Otherwise, you can use the toolbar to take care of basic formatting.
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Alternatively, you can learn more by reading the Edit tips, which is available just above the toolbar when in Advanced mode.
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However, there is some functionality that is not available from the toolbar nor described in the Edit tips. This page outlines those features.

Linking

You can also do this in Simple mode with WikiWidgets using the attachment, image, inter-workspace, weblog, and tag WikiWidgets.

To make a link to another page in this workspace, put [square brackets] around a word or phrase. You can make a link to a page that you wish to create. When you click on the link, the page will be created.

To make a link to an attachment on a page, e.g. proposal.pdf, type {file: proposal.pdf} .
To make a link to an attachment on another page, type {file: [page name] proposal.pdf} . To make a link to an attachment on a page in another workspace, type {file: workspacename [page name] proposal.pdf} .

To include an image on a page, upload it on the Attachments tab, then link as {image: photo.jpg} .
To include an image from another page, type {image: [page name] photo.jpg} . To include an image from another workspace, type {image: workspacename [page name] photo.jpg} .

To link to a page in another workspace, type {link: workspacename [page name]} .

To make a link to a weblog in a workspace, e.g. Socialtext Weblog, type {weblog: Socialtext Weblog} .
To make a link to a weblog in another workspace, type {weblog: workspacename; Socialtext Weblog} .

To make a link to a category in a workspace, e.g. Meeting Notes, type {category: Meeting Notes} .
To make a link to a category in another workspace, type {category: workspacename; Meeting Notes} .

Pre-formatted text

To mark a block of text as pre-formatted so it appears in monospace without formatting characters being interpreted, use

 .pre
 This text is preformatted:

 Subtotal of Items:    $252.72
 Shipping & Handling:    14.45
                       -------
 Total for this Order: $267.17
 .pre

To mark text as pre-formatted in the middle of a line so it appears in monospace without formatting characters being interpreted, use backticks (`):

The following text is `*pre-formatted*`.

To keep text from being formatted in the middle of a line, but not monospace, use double braces:

{{*this text is not bold*}}

To mark a block of text to display as HTML, use

.html
<a href="http://www.socialtext.com">Socialtext</a>
.html

Tables

To make a table, use the vertical bar ("|") character to mark cells:

| Language | *1* | *2* |
| English | one | two |
| Deutsch | eins | zwei |

Language 1 2
English one two
Deutsch eins zwei

You can include formatting (bold, italic) and links inside table cells.

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