Help:Introduction to editing with VisualEditor/2

VisualEditor-logo.svg

Opening the editor
How to activate editing mode

Toolbar basics
The tools at your disposal

Links and Wikilinks
Connect pages up to each other

Publishing changes
Make it so

Creating new articles
Building a page from scratch

Summary
Review of what you've learned



Screenshot of the VisualEditor toolbar


The VisualEditor toolbar appears at the top of the screen when you begin editing.


The VisualEditor - Toolbar - Undo-redo.png buttons Undo and Redo the changes you have made.


The Paragraph MediaWiki Vector skin action arrow.png or Headings MediaWiki Vector skin action arrow.png drop-down menu allows you to use standard text formats, for example to create headings and subheadings. Normal text format is called "Paragraph", the main page sections are called "Heading", and subheadings are "Heading 2", "Heading 3", etc.


The A MediaWiki Vector skin action arrow.png drop down menu contains additional formatting options including bold (B), italic (I), underline (U), superscript (x2), and subscript (x2).This formatting is applied to any text that you've selected. For example, an article's subject should be written in bold the first time it is mentioned.


The VisualEditor - Icon - Bullet-list-ltr.svg MediaWiki Vector skin action arrow.png allows bulleted and numbered lists, and the Ω menu contains special characters.