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Um tú ynskir at royna VisualEditor uttan at rætta í einari grein, er ein síða her, har ið tú frítt kanst royna hann. Tær nýtist ikki eina konto fyri at nýta VisualEditor á hasi síðuni.

Lat upp VisualEditor

Fyri at rætta eina síðu við at brúka VisualEditor, so skal tú klikkja á "Rætta" knøttin ovast á síðuni.

Tað kann taka nøkur sekund at lata upp eina síðu til rættingar, og uppaftur longri, um síðan er sera long.

Við at klikkja á "Rætta wikitekst" knøttin verður tann gamli klassiski wikitekst rættarin latin upp.

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Tú kanst eisini lata upp VisualEditor við at klikkja á "rætta" leinkjuna í hvørjum broti.
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Kom gott í gongd: VisualEditor tóllinjan

Skermmynd av VisualEditor tóllinjuni
VisualEditor tóllinjan kemur fram ovast á skerminum, tá tú fer í gongd við at rætta við VisualEditor. Hon inniheldur nakrar væl kendar ikonir:

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Angra and Ger umaftur broytignarnar ið tú hevur gjørt.

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Headings pull-down menu: allows you to change how the paragraph is formatted. To change the style of a paragraph, put your caret in the paragraph and select an item in this menu (you don't have to highlight any text). Section titles are formatted "Yvirskrift", and subsections are "Yvirskrift 2", "Yvirskrift 3", and so on. The normal format for text is "Reglubrot".

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Formatting: Clicking the "A" opens a menu. For any item to have an effect, you must have first selected (highlighted) some text.

  • The "Feit" item (B) bolds the selected text.
  • The "Kursiv" item (I) italicizes the selected text.
  • The "Hevja skrift" item (x2) causes the selected text to appear smaller than surrounding text and to be slightly higher than the surrounding text.
  • The "Niðursokkin skrift" item (x2) causes the selected text to appear smaller than surrounding text and slightly lower than the surrounding text.
  • The "Gjøgnumstrikað" item (S) adds a solid bar through the selected text.
  • The "Teldu kota" item (a set of curly brackets: {}) changes the font of the selected text to a monospaced font, which sets it apart from surrounding (proportionally spaced) text.
  • The "Undirstrikað" item (U) adds a solid line beneath the selected text.
  • The "Mál" item (Aあ) allows you to label the language (for example, Japanese) and direction (for example, right-to-left) of the selected text.
  • The final item (VisualEditor MediaWiki theme clear icon bitmap.png), called "Tak formatering burtur", removes all character formatting from the selected text, including links

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Linking tool: The chain is the linking tool. Clicking on it (usually after selecting some text) opens the link dialog.

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Cite menu: The "Cite" menu is used to add inline citations (also called "footnotes" or "references"). All projects have access to "Einføld" reference formatting and the ability to "Re-use" citations, using this menu. This menu also gives you quick access to local citation templates, if these are enabled on your wiki.

(Instructions for adding local citation templates to the Cite menu at a specific wiki are available at VisualEditor/Citation tool.)

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Lists & indentation: The first two items allow you to format text as either a "Listi við unktuppstilling" or a "Nummereraður listi". The last two items allow you to decrease or increase the indentation level of list items.

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Set inn: The "Set inn" menu may be different on some projects. Below is a list of all options that may appear.
  • The "Miðil" icon (a picture of mountains) opens the media dialog.
  • The "Gallery" icon (a set of photos) allows you to insert a gallery to the page.
  • The "Fyrimynd" icon (a puzzle piece) allows you to edit templates.
  • The "Viðmerking" item (a speech balloon) allows you to insert comments that are not visible to readers; these comments can be seen only when in edit mode and are then indicated by an exclamation mark icon.
  • The "Formula" icon (Σ) opens the formula inserter dialog.
  • The "Keldulisti" icon (three books) opens a dialog in which you can specify where will references be displayed to the reader. Usually this only needs to be done once on every page.
  • The "Hieroglyffur" icon (an ankh symbol - ☥) allows you to enter the hieroglyphics inserter. (See below.)

Special character insertion: The "Serstøk tekn" (Ω) icon on the "Set inn" menu, when clicked, displays a dialog showing many special characters. By clicking on a specific character, you place it into the text. These special characters include some standard symbols, accents, and mathematical symbols. (This list may be customized locally. See VisualEditor/Special characters for instructions.)
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The Page options menu is to the left of the Goym síðu button. On this menu there are options to adjust page settings, such as whether the page is a redirect, or how it is indexed; to add, edit, or delete categories; and to see, using the "Mál" item, the list of articles on the same subject that are in other languages. You can also switch (one-way only) from VisualEditor to the classic wikitext source editor without losing the editing work you've done.

Goym broytingar

When you're done editing, click the blue "Goym síðu" button in the toolbar. If you have made no changes, the button will be disabled (grayed out). To cancel all your editing changes, just close your browser window.
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Pressing the green "Goym síðu" button opens a dialog. You can then enter a brief summary of your actions, mark your edit as minor, and add the page to your Eftirlitslisti. The box for the summary is the equivalent of the Samandráttur: field in the wikitext editor.

You can also review your changes using the "Eftirkanna tínar broytingar" button to be sure they will work as intended before saving your changes. This is similar to the "Sýn broytingar" button in the wikitext editor.

The "Ógilda" button returns you to the page you were editing. You can save all of your changes later.

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Rætta slóðir

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Links can be added through the "Leinkja" icon (links in a chain) in the toolbar, or by using the shortcut  Ctrl+K (or  Command+K on a Mac).

If you select (highlight) text and then press the "Leinkja" button, a link will be inserted using that text. For single-word links it's enough to just do it while the caret is on that word.

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Annahvørt tú nýtir knøttin ella snarvegin, so kemur ein samrøðukasssi fram, har tú kanst tasta leinkjuna. VisualEditor vil royna at hjálpa tær við innanhýsis leinkjum (slóðir til aðrar síður á Wikipediu) við at leita eftir sannlíkum passandi síðum, tá tú fert í gongd við at tasta.

VisualEditor will try to help with internal links by looking for likely matches as you begin to type.

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Once you have entered or selected the link, you complete the linking process by pressing  Enter, pressing the "Liðugt" button, or just clicking outside of the box. Your link will immediately appear on the VisualEditor page, but it will not be saved until you save the entire page.

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To link to a web page on another website, the process is the similar: Choose the "External link" tab, and enter a URL in the box.

External links without labels look like this: [1]. You can add these by placing your cursor away from any word (e.g., after a space). Open the link tool by clicking on the button or pressing the shortcut keys. Type the URL in the box, and click the "Liðugt" button to insert the link.

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To change or remove an existing link, click within the text for that link, then press the "Leinkja" icon that appears near it. The dialog will appear, for editing. (You can also get to the dialog with the  Ctrl+K keyboard shortcut.)

In the dialog, you can then change where the link goes. You can also remove the link altogether by pressing the "Tak burtur" button in the lower left corner of the dialog. You can also open the link's target in another window by clicking on the "Lat upp" button. (You might want do this to check if an external link is valid.)

Rætta keldur

Rætta eina verandi keldu

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To edit an existing reference, click on it where it appears in the text (usually as a bracketed number). You will see either a "Einføld" icon (bookmark) or an icon (and name) for the template that was used to create this reference. Clicking on this icon will open a dialog where you can edit the reference.

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If what appears is the "Einføld" icon, clicking on it opens the Reference dialog, where you can edit the reference's contents.

Many wikis use templates to format references. If a template is used in your reference, then all the text in the template will be highlighted when you click on the reference information.

If a template was used and you've clicked on information in that template, then the Fyrimynd icon (puzzle piece) will appear. Click on that icon to edit the content of the template in the template mini-editor dialog.

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If, instead of the "Einføld" icon (bookmark), what appears when you click on a reference is an icon for a standard template for citations, then clicking on that icon will take you directly to the template mini-editor dialog.

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Inside the template mini-editor, you can add or remove types of information or change current content. Only fields (template parameters) that have content are supposed to be shown initially. To add fields, click on "Legg afturat parametur" at the bottom of the mini-editor.

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Click on "Nýt broytingarnar" when you're done.

Endurnýta eina verandi keldu

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Um síðan longu inniheldur keldur, so kanst tú velja at endurnýta eina verandi endurgeving, um tað passar til tekstin, ið tú ynskir at leggja keldu til.

Fyri at endurnýta eina verandi keldu, peika so við músini har ið tú ynskir at leggja kelduna í tekstin, og trýst so á "Basic" ikonina (bókamerki) frá More valmyndini.

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In the Kelda dialog, look at the list for the reference you want to reuse, and select it. If there are many references, you can use the search box (labeled "Hvat ynskir tú at vísa til?") to list only those references that include certain text.

Seta inn eina nýggja keldu

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To add a citation using the "Cite" menu, place your cursor where you want to add it in the text. Then select the appropriate citation type in the menu.

Using the "Basic" citation

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Í keldu-rættaranum kanst tú leggja afturat, rætta og formatera tína endurgeving.

You can make the reference belong to a given group, although normally this is left blank. (This option is used to display groups of references with the "Keldulisti" tool.)

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Um tú innsetir eina nýggja keldu, og tú ynskir at innseta eina fyrimynd (skapilón) í hana, so skal tú klikkja á Innlimanar ikonina (putlispælsbrikkur) í rulla-niður "More" tóllinjuni í keldurættaranum.

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Then, look for the template you want to use, add it and edit it as you would any other template. (See the Editing templates section, below, if you need more information about templates.)

After you're done editing your new template, click on "Nýt broytingarnar" to return to the Reference editor, and "Nýt broytingarnar" again to return to the page you're editing.

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Um tað ikki longu er ein listi við keldum á síðuni (til dømis um tú leggur afturat ta fyrstu kelduna á síðuni), so mást tú leggja hana afturat soleiðis at teksturin á tínari keldu verður vístur.

Place the cursor where you want to display the references list (usually at the bottom of the page), open the "Set inn" menu and click the "Keldulisti" icon (three books).

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If you are using several groups of references, which is relatively rare, you can specify the group in this dialog. Only the references that belong to that group will be displayed here.

The final step in the References list dialog is to click "Innset".

Using standard cite templates

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Your local wiki may have added extra citation templates to this menu. This offers quick access to the most-used citation templates. (Instructions for adding extra citation templates to your local wiki are available at VisualEditor/Citation tool.)

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Clicking on a template icon such as "Cite book" will take you into the template mini-editor for that template. Important information fields may be marked with an asterisk. While the most common fields will be shown, not all of them are required.

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To add more parameters, scroll down in the template mini-editor and click on the "Legg afturat parametur" option.

Click on "Innset" when you're done.

Editing images and other media files

Editing images

Fyri at leggja út eina nýggja mynd (ella eitt annað slag av miðlafílu) á síðuna, so skal tú klikkja á "Media" ikonina á tóllinjuni (ein mynd av fjøllum) í "More" rulla-niður menyini. Myndin verður løgd út har ið tú peikar við músini/cursaranum.
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Clicking the "Miðil" icon opens a dialog that automatically searches Wikimedia Commons and your local wiki for media files related to the title of the page you're editing.

Tú kanst leita eftir øðrum miðlafílum við at broyta tekstin í dialogkassanum.

Trýst við músini á eina minimynd (thumbnail) fyri at velja eina fílu.

This places the image onto the page you are editing.

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After the image you selected is inserted into the page, another dialog will open. This dialog allows you to add and edit the caption of the image. The caption can contain formatting and links.
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The media dialog also allows you to add alternative text captions, to help users who use screen readers, or who have disabled image display.
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You can also set various parameters for the image in the "Framkomnar innstillingar" window. These include the alignment, the type, and size of the image.
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Tá tú ert liðug/ur, trýst so á "Apply changes" fyri at lata aftur samrøðuteigin og venda aftur til síðurættaran.
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For an existing image, you can add or edit a caption or other settings by clicking on the image, then clicking on the "Miðil" icon that appears below the picture.

You can resize an existing image by clicking on it, then moving the resize icon (the two-headed arrow on the bottom left).

You can also drag and drop an image to a place higher or lower on the page.

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Editing media galleries

To edit an existing gallery in VisualEditor, click that gallery. Then, near the bottom of the gallery, click the gallery icon (a set of photos). This brings up the gallery editor, with the full list of images included in the gallery.
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The gallery editor is currently a simple box that allows you to edit existing galleries using wikitext markup. To add a new image to an existing gallery, type the file name, followed by a bar (|) and the caption for that image. You must put each image in the gallery on its own line. You can also edit this list to remove or rearrange images or to change captions.

When you click the "Liðugt" button, you will exit the gallery editor. You should then see your changes, with the gallery as it will now appear to readers.

Remember that exiting the gallery editor does not save your changes. As with other changes made using VisualEditor, you must save the entire page in order to save your work.

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Rætta fyrimyndir

To add a new template to the page, place your cursor where you want the template to be inserted, and click on the "Fyrimynd" icon (puzzle piece) in the "Set inn" menu.
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Type the name of the template you want to insert. When you see it on the list, click on its name. Then click "Set inn fyrimynd".
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You can also edit templates that are already on the page by selecting them (they turn blue), and clicking on the "Fyrimynd" icon (puzzle piece) that appears.
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Adding a new template or opening an existing one opens the "Leggjast inn í" dialog. If the template has been updated to contain TemplateData information, then the dialog will show a list of individual parameters; otherwise, a link to the documentation will be available in the dialog.

If the template does not use named parameters, then use numbers as the name for each nameless parameter. The first un-named parameter is named 1, the second is named 2, and so forth.

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For an existing template, you edit the parameters already listed, and you can add additional parameters by clicking "Legg afturat parametur", at the very bottom of the dialog.
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Tá ein fyrimynd (skapilón) innlimar aðrar fyrimyndir, so síggjast hesar undir-fyrimyndir sum parametur. Hesar kunnu rættast ella takast burtur við at klikkja a navnið á undir-fyrimyndini.

Nýggjar undir-fyrimyndir verða lagdar afturat við at fylgja stigunum til at leggja afturat eitt parametur. Tú kanst vera noydd/ur til at kanna eftir dokumentasjónina hjá fyrimyndini (skapilónini), fyri at tryggja tær at undir-fyrimyndin verður stuðlað.

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Tá tú ert liðug/ur, trýst so á ""Apply changes" fyri at lata aftur samrøðukassan og venda aftur til síðurættaran.
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Skifta út fyrimyndir

Tá ein fyrimynd má skiftast út, tasta so subst: (kolon íroknað) áðrenn navnið á fyrimyndini.

Sjálvvirkandi ligugtgerð (autocompletion) virkar ikki saman við subst:; um tú hevur tørv á sjálvvirkandi ger-ligugt, legg so afturat subst: men ikki fyrr enn tú hevur funnið fram til ta fyrimynd, ið tú leitar eftir.

Then, click the green "Set inn fyrimynd" button.

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Add any parameters as usual and "Nýt broytingarnar".
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Tú fert ikki at síggja fyrimyndina víðkast á síðuni gjøgnum hesa innleiðandi fasuna.
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Editing tables

You can use VisualEditor to insert and change tables. This is a new feature, and the details will be changing rapidly. You can also import tables by dragging a comma-separated value (.csv) file from your computer into an open editing window.

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You can add and remove columns and rows.

Double-click inside a cell to add or change the contents.

Rætta bólkar

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To edit categories, on the "Page options" menu, click the "Bólkar" button.

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The "Bólkar" button opens a dialog that lists existing categories and allows you to add new ones.

You have the option of setting or changing the general (default) sorting key, which used to determine where the page appears when listed with other pages in the same category.

For example, the default sorting key for the article "George Washington" is "Washington, George", and so in the category "Presidents of the United States", the article is listed under the letter "W", not the letter "G".

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To add a category for a page, type the name of the category into the field "Legg afturat ein bólk". As you type, VisualEditor will search for possible matching, existing categories. You can either select an existing category, or you can add a category that doesn't yet have its own category page. (Until that category page is created, your new category will show as a red link after you save all your editing changes.)

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To remove an existing category, click on it and click on the "Tak burtur" icon (trash can) in the dialog that opens.

Clicking on a category also allows you to specify a sorting key for that specific category. Such a sorting key overrides the default sorting key.

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Click "Nýt broytingarnar" when you're done editing categories to return to the page editor.

Editing page settings

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To edit a page's settings, click to open the "Page options" menu, in the toolbar, and select the "Innstillingar fyri síðuna" button.

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The "Innstillingar fyri síðuna" button opens a dialog that shows several options.

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You can make a page a redirect to another page by checking the "Redirect this page to" checkbox, and then typing the name of the page to which you want to send the reader who tries to go to the page that you're editing.

At the bottom is the option to prevent page renames from updating this redirect. This is very rarely used.

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You can change whether the page shows a Table of Contents by selecting one of these three buttons. The default option is "Um neyðugt", which shows a Table of Contents if there are three or more headings.

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You can make a page not show edit links next to each section header by checking this checkbox.

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Click "Nýt broytingarnar" when you're done editing the Page options to return to the page editor.

Editing mathematical formulae

To add a new mathematical formula to the page, place your cursor where you want it to be inserted, and click on the "Formula" icon ("Σ") in the "Set inn" menu on the toolbar.
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A window will open in which you can type the formula, using LaTeX syntax. VisualEditor will update the formula as you type it, so you can see how it will look as you make changes. Once you are happy with the formula, click the "Liðugt" button.
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To edit an existing mathematical formula on the page, click on it and then click on the "Σ" icon that appears. This will open up the formula window, where you make changes.
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Editing poems and other special items

Some items, such as poems and musical scores, are not yet supported by VisualEditor. Until they are, you will need to edit the source wikitext directly if you want to add these or change these.

You can not add an automatic signature or datestamp to a page in VisualEditor.

Snarvegir á knappaborðinum

Many editors are used to entering wikitext directly, especially bold, italics and wikilinks. Keyboard shortcuts allow to quickly insert similar formatting without having to use toolbar items. Here are the common general shortcuts in VisualEditor:

PC snarvegur Handling Mac snarvegur

 Ctrl+B Feitt  Cmd+B

 Ctrl+I Skráskrift  Cmd+I

 Ctrl+K Innset leinkju  Cmd+K

 Ctrl+X Klipp  Cmd+X

 Ctrl+C Avrita  Cmd+C

 Ctrl+V Set inn  Cmd+V

 Ctrl+Z Angra  Cmd+Z