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Wikis use a simple formatting system that's easy to learn. To try it out just select the page that you want to add to and either click the "edit" tab or double-click in the page to go into editing mode. Many of the formatting options that you might want are in the toolbar that appears when you click the "Edit" tab like bold and italic, along with buttons to add images (note - not active yet).

To create a new linked page you can type the name for your new page and then enclose the name in double ['s so that it looks like this...[[my new page]] in the editing box. It will turn into a link to the new page like this my new page in the wiki. That page link will be red until you add content to it, and then it will turn blue.

A better way to format links to new pages is to give the page both a name and a description that will appear in the link. You do this by using the same 2-bracket format as before, but with the name of your new page first, then the "|" character (the one above the "\" on your keyboard), and then the descriptive text that you want to appear in the page link. A link done this way might look like this when you were typing it in edit mode...[[DesignSoftwareMain|this]] but would just show the descriptive text in the page link like this, making it easier for wiki users to navigate and you to come up with unique names that might not be clear if they were presented as link text.

You can find more advanced information on wiki formatting at

How to edit a page

How to create a new page

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