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Quick mark-up guide

What it looks like What you type

To get a hard return at the end of the line
text line two

Italicize text with 2 apostrophes.

3 apostrophes embolden.

5 apostrophes embolden and italicize the text.

underline the text or underline and embolden.

To get a hard return at the end of the line<br>
text line two

''Italicize text'' with 2 apostrophes. 

3 apostrophes '''embolden'''. 

5 apostrophes '''''embolden and italicize''''' the text.

<u>underline</u> the text or '''<ins>underline and embolden</ins>'''. 

Wiki code tip: insert two apostrophes('') before and after a word to italicize the word. Do not use the quotation mark!

Lists and indents

What it looks like What you type
  • Unordered lists are easy to do:
    • Start every line with a star.
    • Stick to two levels please.
  • Previous item continues.
  • Make as many as you like.
* ''Unordered lists'' are easy to do:
** Start every line with a star.
** Stick to two levels please.
* Previous item continues.
* Make as many as you like.
  1. Numbered lists are:
    1. Very organized
    2. Easy to follow
  2. Previous item continues
  3. A new line will end the series
  4. You can even
    • Have unordered lists
    • Just mix the item markers
      1. Like
      2. This
  5. Easy!
# ''Numbered lists'' are:
## Very organized
## Easy to follow
# Previous item continues
# A new line will end the series
# You can even
#* Have unordered lists
#* Just mix the item markers
#*# Like
#*# This
# Easy!
A colon (:) indents a line or paragraph.

A newline starts a new paragraph.
. And for indenting equations (always)

We use 1 colon to indent once.
We use 2 colons to indent twice.
3 colons to indent 3 times, and so on.
: A colon (:) indents a line or paragraph.
A newline starts a new paragraph. <br>
Often used for discussion on talk pages.
And for indenting equations (always)
: We use 1 colon to indent once.
:: We use 2 colons to indent twice.
::: 3 colons to indent 3 times, and so on.
A semi-colon
introduces items in a

dictionary-style definition list.

Start each item
with a semi-colon and

continue with a colon and the definition part of the item.

; A semi-colon: introduces items in a 
dictionary-style definition list.
; Start each item: with a semi-colon and
continue with a colon and the
definition part of the item.