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As you navigate through pages in spaces, you will find Add Comment links on some pages. If you have a short comment about the page, you can use these. Someone else may reply to your comment, thus creating a threaded discussion. If your comment is more substantial, you may want to edit the page itself, if you have been given the right to do so (you can see the Edit tab at the top of the page).

How do I

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add a new page?

  • This presumes that the part of the wiki ("space") the page is to be added to exists, if it doesn't, see Creating a space below.
  • You must have sufficient permission to be able to edit add a wiki page. You will see various tabs at the top of wiki pages. If you can see the Edit tab , on a wiki page you can click on it to edit the page (or the page's title).
  • After clicking the Edit tab you will see three further tabs: Rich Text, Wiki Markup and Preview.
  • If you are using one of the recommended browsers (see the top of this guide), a WYSIWYG editor (the Rich Text tab) will appear with Word-like formatting options.
  • The Format drop-down box is the recommended way to add headings and other styles. Remember to save any changes before navigating away from the page you're working on!
  • Once you're done editing, just hit the Save button and the updated page will replace the older version. If it's only a small change you don't want to notify anyone watching the page about, click Minor change at the bottom before you save.

You may find it quicker to create content by using wiki markup. Using wiki markup is a powerful way to add design and functionality to your wiki pages. To do this, select the Wiki Markup tab after selecting the Edit tab. There is a summary of the markup system available from the full guide link in the right column. (This only appears when you're editing.) Common codes include:

Section
bordertrue
Column
width50%

No Format
nopaneltrue

h1. Biggest heading
h5. Smallest heading

*bold*
_italic_

---- for a horizontal line across the page

* for a bullet point
** for a sub-bullet
# for a numbered point

[British Library|http://www.bl.uk] for a link to a Web site

{panel} text of panel (which sticks out from the rest of the text) {panel}

{note:title=title of note} text of note
{note}

Column
width50%

Biggest heading

Smallest heading

How to change the size of the build in headings

bold
italic
---- for a horizontal line across the page

  • for a bullet point
    • for a sub-bullet
  1. for a numbered point
    British Library for a link to a Web site
Panel

text of panel (which sticks out from the rest of the text)

Note
titletitle of note

text of note

Note that it is also possible to edit wiki pages in Word.

How do I add a new page?

  • This presumes that the part of the wiki ("space") the page is to be added to exists, if it doesn't, see Creating a space below.
  • You must have sufficient permission to be able to add a page. If you can see the Edit tab on a wiki page you can add a new page to that wiki.
  • The procedure is the same whatever kind of space it is (i.e. personal or global - see below).
  • Navigate to the space or page where you want the new page.

EITHER:

  • Click the New Page link top right. The default page's name is by default New Page. You will want to change this. Do not use punctuation or special characters when you name a page as this produces nasty URLs with lots of numbers in them!
  • Add some content and click Save.
    The new page opens.

OR

Note:

  • Each page in a wiki needs to have a unique name.
  • Wiki Markup
    Page titles cannot contain the following characters:
    \\  {{:, @, /, %, \, &, \!, \|, #, $, \*, ;, \~, \[, \],  (, ), \{, \} , <, >, .}} \|
  • Once the page is created, you can type text in it or use copy text from Word to UCL WIki. Some Word formatting will be retainedadd a new page to that wiki.
  • The procedure is the same whatever kind of space it is (i.e. personal or global - see below).
  • Navigate to the space or page where you want the new page.

EITHER:

  • Click the New Page link top right. The default page's name is by default New Page. You will want to change this. Do not use punctuation or special characters when you name a page as this produces nasty URLs with lots of numbers in them!
  • Add some content and click Save.
    The new page opens.

OR

Note:

  • Each page in a wiki needs to have a unique name.
  • Wiki Markup
    Page titles cannot contain the following characters:
    \\  {{:, @, /, %, \, &, \!, \|, #, $, \*, ;, \~, \[, \],   (, ), \{, \} , <, >, .}} \|
  • Once the page is created, you can type text in it or use copy text from Word to UCL WIki. Some Word formatting will be retained.

How do I edit a page?

  • You must have sufficient permission to be able to edit a wiki page. You will see various tabs at the top of wiki pages. If you can see the Edit tab, you can click on it to edit the page (or the page's title).
  • After clicking the Edit tab you will see three further tabs: Rich Text, Wiki Markup and Preview.
  • If you are using one of the recommended browsers (see the top of this guide), a WYSIWYG editor (the Rich Text tab) will appear with Word-like formatting options.
  • The Format drop-down box is the recommended way to add headings and other styles. Remember to save any changes before navigating away from the page you're working on!
  • Once you're done editing, just hit the Save button and the updated page will replace the older version. If it's only a small change you don't want to notify anyone watching the page about, click Minor change at the bottom before you save.

You may find it quicker to create content by using wiki markup. Using wiki markup is a powerful way to add design and functionality to your wiki pages. To do this, select the Wiki Markup tab after selecting the Edit tab. There is a summary of the markup system available from the full guide link in the right column. (This only appears when you're editing.) Common codes include:

Section
bordertrue
Column
width50%

No Format
nopaneltrue

h1. Biggest heading
h5. Smallest heading

*bold*
_italic_

---- for a horizontal line across the page

* for a bullet point
** for a sub-bullet
# for a numbered point

[British Library|http://www.bl.uk] for a link to a Web site

{panel} text of panel (which sticks out from the rest of the text) {panel}

{note:title=title of note} text of note
{note}

Column
width50%

Biggest heading

Smallest heading

How to change the size of the build in headings

bold
italic
---- for a horizontal line across the page

  • for a bullet point
    • for a sub-bullet
  1. for a numbered point
    British Library for a link to a Web site
Panel

text of panel (which sticks out from the rest of the text)

Note
titletitle of note

text of note

Note that it is also possible to edit wiki pages in Word.

How do I view a site map of all the pages in a wiki space?

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