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Editing pages
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Keeping it tidy

Links and wikilinks
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Saving your changes

Creating new articles
Building a page from scratch

Review of what you've learned


Most articles actually need very little text formatting.

All formatting is achieved by placing symbols on either side of blocks of text. You can either type the markup manually, or add it through the toolbar at the top of the editing area.

Headings and subheadings can be added by clicking MediaWiki Vector skin action arrow.png Advanced then Heading MediaWiki Vector skin action arrow.png in the extra toolbar line which now appears.

Selecting "Level 2" will format text as a main heading, the most frequently used subdivision of any page.
"Level 3" gives you a subheading for a Level 2 heading, and so on.
To create a heading without using the toolbar, put text between = signs; the number of = signs on each side of the text indicates the level:
==Heading== (Level 2)
===Subheading=== (Level 3)

Text can be made bold or italic using the B and I buttons on the toolbar.
To create bold or italics without using the toolbar, put text between ' apostrophes; three on each side for bold, or two on each side for italics.
An article's subject is always written in bold the first time it is mentioned, but not thereafter. For detailed guidance on how and where bold and italic text should be used, see the Manual of Style sections on bold and italic formatting.