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Categories

To add an item to an existing category add [[Category:Category Name]] to the page.

[[Category:Isqat al-Nizam]]
[[Category:Biographical Dictionary of the Egyptian Revolution, 2011]]

Items may be included in several categories. To create subcategories, enter additional categories to the wiki page in hierarchical order. Enter the following:

[[Category:Category Name]]
[[Category:Subcategory Name]]
[[Category:Isqat al-Nizam]]
[[Category:Political Figures]]

Headings

  1. ==Heading==
    Headings organize your writing into sections. The Wiki software can automatically generate a table of contents from them.
  2. ===Subheading===
    Using more "equals" (=) signs creates a subsection.
  3. ====Smaller Subheading====
    Don't skip levels, like from two to four equals signs.

Links

External Links

An external link can be added using the following methods:

  • target: http://www.aucegypt.edu/ is rendered as http://www.aucegypt.edu/.
  • [ target label ], with a blank space in between: [http://www.aucegypt.edu/ American University in Cairo] gives American University in Cairo.
  • [ target ] - these are automatically labeled with serial numbers 1, 2, 3, ...: [http://www.aucegypt.edu/] gives [1]

Internal Links

Link to other pages in the wiki using brackets and the papge name. For example, use [[American University in Cairo]] link to the page that exactly matches that American University in Cairo.

Lists

Code Example
# ''Numbered lists'' are:

## Very organized

## Easy to follow

A newline marks the end of the list.

# New numbering starts with 1.

  1. Numbered lists are:
    1. Very organized
    2. Easy to follow

A newline marks the end of the list.

  1. New numbering starts with 1.
* ''Unordered lists'' are easy to do:

** Start every line with a star.

*** More stars indicate a deeper level.

*: Previous item continues.

** A newline

  • Unordered lists are easy to do:
    • Start every line with a star.
      • More stars indicate a deeper level.
    Previous item continues.
    • A newline
;Word

:Definition of the word

;A word

:Which has a definition

:Also a second definition

:And even a third

Word
Definition of the word
A word
Which has a definition
Also a second definition
And even a third

Images

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  1. Click on the Upload file link listed under the Toolbox heading on the left.
  2. Choose the file you'd like to add.
  3. You may also add a file summary or edit the file name.
  4. Click on the Upload file button at the bottom of the page.

To include a file in a page, use a link in one of the following forms:

  • [[File:File.jpg]]
    Inserts the full size version of the image in to your wiki article.
  • [[File:File.png|200px|thumb|left|alt text]]
    Inserts a 200 pixel wide rendition in a box in the left margin with 'alt text' as description.
  • [[Media:File.ogg]]
    Directly links to your file without displaying it in your wiki article.

Use your file's name, in place of File.jpg, File.png, or File.ogg.

Tables

Code

{| class="wikitable"
|-
! Header 1
! Header 2
! Header 3
|-
| row 1, cell 1
| row 1, cell 2
| row 1, cell 3
|-
| row 2, cell 1
| row 2, cell 2
| row 2, cell 3
|-
| row 3, cell 1
| row 3, cell 2
| row 3, cell 3
|}

Example

Header 1 Header 2 Header 3
row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2 row 1, cell 3
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2 row 2, cell 3
row 3, cell 1 row 3, cell 2 row 3, cell 3


References

This method gathers the notes at a single position marked with the <references/> tag. If used multiple times, only the first works.

  • <ref>Reference text</ref>
    Produces a reference mark linking to the reference text, provided that the tag <references/> mentioned below is present on the page.
  • <ref name="id">Reference text</ref>
    Ditto; also assigns a name to the reference text; the quotes are only needed if id contains spaces or special characters.
  • <ref name="id"/>
    Produces a reference mark linking to a reference text defined before.
  • <references/>
    Inserts a list of reference texts, each preceded by a list of links to the positions in the page linking to the text; this applies for all texts inside <ref> tags in the wikitext of the page.

Examples of References

The only reference to Excel For Dummies.[1]
The first reference to Perry's Handbook.[2]
The second reference to Perry's Handbook.[2]   
The third reference to Perry's Handbook.[2]

Example of Reference List

  1. Excel For Dummies, First Edition, Hungry Minds, Inc., 1980.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Perry's Handbook, Sixth Edition, McGraw-Hill Co., 1984.

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