SgWiki:Guidebook/Editing & Formatting

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Editing and Formatting of sgWiki articles are much more simpler than html codes. To simply edit an article, just click 'Edit' button/tab on the Top Left-hand button. If the article is not yet created, press 'Create'.

Basic Formatting

To apply basic formatting to text - such as bold and italic, you just need to add "'" before and after the text. Do note that the amount of "'" before the text must match the amount of "'" after the text.

Example 1

To bold the word "sgWiki" in the following sentence: "Welcome to sgWiki", all you need is to type in the following code.
Code

Welcome to '''sgWiki'''

Result

Welcome to sgWiki

Example 2

To italic the word "sgWiki" in the following sentence: "Welcome to sgWiki", all you need is to type in the following code.
Code

Welcome to ''sgWiki''

Result

Welcome to sgWiki

Headers

Headers are meant to create sections of an articles. This help to keep the articles neater and finding information without an article faster. To put it in simper terms, treat 'Headers' as your textbook/stories books chapters. Just like your textbook chapters which have sub-chapters, there will be sub-headers.

To create a header, simply add "=" before and after the text. Do note that the amount of "=" before the text must match the amount of "=" after the text.

To create a sub-header, simply add an additional "=" before and after the text. Do note that the amount of "=" before the text must match the amount of "=" after the text.

Do take note that the number of "=" refers to the type of headers. 1 "=" represents Header 1 which is the biggest header while 6 "="s represents Header 6 which is the smallest header.

Example 3

To create a header with the text "Hi" and a sub-header with the text "Welcome", all you need is to type in the following code.
Code

===Hi===
====Welcome====

Tables

Tables are meant to display information in rows and columns like an excel spreadsheet. It is greatly useful for data as this will present a neater presentation and a glance of a single data can pinpoint to two different information.

To create a table, simply add "{|" to the start of the table and "|}" to the end of the table.

A table could consists of rows (horizontal bar) or columns (vertical bar).

To add a row, just add "|- before the table row on a new line.

There are 2 types of columns, or table cells. 1 is called header cells, 1 is data cells. Header cells is a data cells, but typically, header cells came in bold.

To add a header cell(s), just add "!" before the cell on a new line.

To add a data cell(s), just add "|" before the cell on a new line.

To style a cell(s), you may use CSS inline-styling. For more information on the available CSS inline-styling, you may wish to read W3Schools.

It is a common practice to use a collapsed table then non-collapsed table for neat view.

Example 4

To create a collapsed table with 2 rows and 2 columns, the first row is a header row and styled with red background. All you need is to type in the following code.
Code

{| style="border-collapse:collapse"
|- style="background-color:#FF000;"
!Column 1
!Column 2
|-
|Column 1
|Column 2
|}

HTML & CSS

sgWiki also allows HTML and CSS codes. sgWiki could utilise the more powerful HTML5 and CSS3 codes provided that your internet browser supported it. However, please limit the usage of certain commands as it may not be compatible to older PCs which some users may use. For more information about HTML5 and CSS3, you may wish to read W3Schools.