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Media Wiki is pretty easy to use.   
Media Wiki is pretty easy to use.   
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If you want to alter a page you click the '''edit tab''' at the top of the page.  You will notice a blank text section and above that a row of blue buttons.
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If you want to alter a page you click the '''edit tab''' at the top of the page.  You will notice a blank text window and above that a row of blue buttons.
You can type or copy text into the blank section the same as into a word processor.  
You can type or copy text into the blank section the same as into a word processor.  
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* The '''B''' makes everything in the selection '''bold''' text (three apostraphes on each side of the selcted text)
* The '''B''' makes everything in the selection '''bold''' text (three apostraphes on each side of the selcted text)
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* The ''I'' makes everything in the selection ''italics'' (two apostraphes on each side)
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* The '''''I''''' makes everything in the selection ''italics'' (two apostraphes on each side)
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* The <u>Ab</u> provides a link to another Wiki page on this site (double square brackets on each side)
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* The '''<u>Ab</u>''' provides a link to another Wiki page on this site (double square brackets on each side)
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* The little globe and web page provides a link to a page elsewhere on the web (single square bracket on each side)
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* The '''little globe and web page''' provides a link to a page elsewhere on the web (single square bracket on each side)
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* The <big>big A</big> creates headline text (two equal signs on each side of the selected text).
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* The '''big <big>A</big>''' creates headline text (two equal signs on each side of the selected text).
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* The picture icon enables a graphic file to be inserted (double square brackets on each side, then the word "Image" semicolon then the name of the image file).  Note that graphics have to be uploaded first, that is done by going to the "Upload file" page (listed in the lower left vertical menu, under the search box) and selecting the image you wnat to upload.  
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* The '''picture icon''' enables a graphic file to be inserted (double square brackets on each side, then the word "Image" semicolon then the name of the image file).  Note that graphics have to be uploaded first, that is done by going to the "Upload file" page (listed in the lower left vertical menu, under the search box) and selecting the image you wnat to upload.  
In addition to the above:
In addition to the above:
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Remember if you want to make comments etc on the discussion page, to sign your comments.  This can be done by pressing the signature button (secondmost right blue button) or alternatively just by four tilde (the little squiggly line ~ on the upper left of your keyboard)
Remember if you want to make comments etc on the discussion page, to sign your comments.  This can be done by pressing the signature button (secondmost right blue button) or alternatively just by four tilde (the little squiggly line ~ on the upper left of your keyboard)
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For more detailed help information, see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents Wikipedia Help Page].  Although Wikipedia is a different project to Palaeos Wiki, we use exactly the same sofftware, called "Media Wiki", so all the instructions for edditting and formatting teher also will apply to Palaeos Wiki.
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For more detailed help information, see the '''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents Wikipedia Help Page]'''.  Although Wikipedia is a different project to Palaeos Wiki, we use exactly the same sofftware, called "Media Wiki", so all the instructions for edditting and formatting teher also will apply to Palaeos Wiki.
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For questions that aren't answered here please ask on the talk page ("discussion" tab at the top of the page)
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For questions that aren't answered here please ask on the talk page ("discussion tab" at the top of the page)

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