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This page will give you an idea of what some of the most basic text formatting looks like. To figure out how to actually perform this formatting, please see these instructions.

Headings

Break up long articles into sections to help the reader stay interested. To do this, use headings.

Format option What it will look like
Normal text Text in a regular paragraph format.
Heading (h2)

This is the Highest Level of Section Heading

(It is meant for major sections and is usually set off by a horizontal rule across the width of the text area. It will appear after an integer in the table of contents.)
Sub-heading 1 (h3)

This is a sub-header

(It can be used to subdivide a major section. It will appear after the first decimal in the table of contents.)
Sub-heading 2 (h4)

This is a smaller sub-header

(It will appear after the second decimal in the table of contents.)
Sub-heading 3 (h5)
This one is even smaller
(It will appear after the third decimal in the table of contents.)
Sub-heading 4 (h6)
This is the smallest sub-header option
(It will appear after the fourth decimal in the table of contents.)
Page title (h1)

Only used on page titles

(Please do not use this on a normal wiki page)

Lists

Lists can help to visually group related content and may be numbered or have bullet points.

  • Numbers: A numbered list will look like this:
  1. First item
  2. Second item
  3. Third item
  • Bullets: A bullet list will look like this:
  • First item
  • Second item
  • Third item

Code

Monospace text or preformatted text may be suitable for code or raw data.

Format option What it will look like
Code Inline technical text that should be displayed in a fixed-width font
Preformatted
A large amount of text that should be displayed
in a fixed-width font
Block quote

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisici elit, sed eiusmod tempor incidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequat. Quis aute iure reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint obcaecat cupiditat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Styles

Changing the basic font type for emphasis or annotation.

Format option What it will look like
Bold This text is rendered in the bold version of the normal font.
Italic This text is rendered in the italic version of the normal font.
Strikethrough This text is rendered with a line through the normal font.
Underline This text is rendered with a line beneath the normal font.
Subscripts This is an example of asubscript
Superscripts This is an example of asuperscript

See also

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