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If you would like to try the visual editor without editing an article, here is a page where you can freely test it. You don't need an account to use the visual editor on that page.

Accedere ô VisualEditor

Ppe càgna 'na paggena ausando VisualEditor, clicca ncopp'â lenguetta "Edit" ncopp'â d"a paggena.

It can take a few seconds for the page to open for editing, and longer if the page is very long.

Clicking on the "Càgna surgente" tab will open the classic wikitext source editor.

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You can also open the visual editor by clicking on the "càgna" link on each section.
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Introduzzione: 'a barra dde strumiente 'e VisualEditor

'A barra dde strumiente 'e VisualEditor
The visual editor's toolbar appears at the top of the screen when you begin editing. It includes some familiar icons:

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Annulla and Arrepète the changes you have made.

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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 cursor in the paragraph and select an item in this menu (you don't have to highlight any text). Section titles are formatted "'Ntestazzione", and subsections are "Titulo 2", "Titulo 3", and so on. The normal format for text is "Paragrafo".

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Formatting: Clicking the "A" opens a menu.

  • The "Grassetto" item (B) bolds the selected text.
  • The "Corsivo" item (I) italicizes the selected text.
  • The "Sovrascritto" item (x2) causes the selected text to appear smaller than surrounding text and to be slightly higher than the surrounding text.
  • The "Sottoscritto" item (x2) causes the selected text to appear smaller than surrounding text and to be slightly lower than the surrounding text.
  • The "Sbarrato" item (S) adds a solid bar through the selected text.
  • The "Codece 'e computer" 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 "Sottolineato" item (U) adds a solid line beneath the selected text.
  • The "Lengua" 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 "Pulisce furmattazzione", removes all character formatting from the selected text, including links.

If you have not selected any text, then when you click the "A" to open the menu, and then select an item, that formatting will apply to the text that you start typing, from wherever your cursor is located.

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

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Citaziona menu: The "Citaziona" menu is used to add inline citations (also called "footnotes" or "references"). All projects have access to basic 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 Citaziona menu at a specific wiki are available at VisualEditor/Citation toolVisualEditor/Citation tool.)

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Citazione button: If the citoid service is enabled on your wiki, then you will see a Citazione button instead of a Citaziona menu.

The citoid service tries to fill out citation templates automatically.

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Lists and indentation: The first two items allow you to format text as either a "Elenco 'e palline" or a "Elenco nummerato". The last two items allow you to decrease or increase the indentation level of list items.

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'Nserisce: The "'Nserisce" menu may be different on some projects. Below is a list of all options that may appear.
  • The "Media" icon (a picture of mountains) opens the media dialog.
  • The "Modello" icon (a puzzle piece) allows you to edit templates.
  • The "Table" item allows you to insert a table.
  • The "Commento" 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, where they are indicated by an exclamation mark icon. In edit mode, clicking on the exclamation mark icon allows you to edit or delete the comment.
  • The "Geroglifice" icon (an ankh symbol - ☥) allows you to enter the hieroglyphics inserter. (See below.)
  • The "Code block" item allows you to insert code.
  • The "Musical notation" item allows you to insert a musical notation.
  • The "Gallaria" icon (a set of photos) allows you to insert a gallery to the page.
  • The "Formula" icon (Σ) opens the formula inserter dialog.
  • The "Graph" item allows you to insert a graph.
  • The "'A firma vosta" item allows you to insert your Wikipedia user signature. It will be greyed out (not selectable) when you are editing a type of page (a "namespace"), such as an article, where signatures should not be inserted.
  • The "Elenco riferimiente" icon (three books) opens a dialog in which you can specify where references will be displayed to the reader. Usually this needs to be done only once on a page.

Special character insertion: The "Carattere speciale" (Ω) icon is next to the "'Nserisce" menu. When clicked, it 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 charactersVisualEditor/Special characters for instructions.)
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The Edit notices button displays any notices for the page.

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The Ozzioni paggena menu is to the left of the Sarva 'a paggena 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 "Lengua" item, the list of articles on the same subject that are in other languages.

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The Passa a "Edit source" button is next to the Sarva 'a paggena button. It allows you to switch to the wikitext editor.

Saving changes

When you're done editing, click the blue "Sarva 'a paggena" 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, or click the "Liegge" tab above the edit toolbar.
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Pressing the blue "Sarva 'a paggena" 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 Paggene cuntrullate. The box for the summary is the equivalent of the Riepilego: field in the wikitext editor.

You can also review your changes using the "Rivede 'e cagnamiente" button to be sure they will work as intended before saving your changes. This is similar to the "Fa veré 'e cagnamiente" button in the wikitext editor.

The "Arrepiglia 'e cagnamiente" button returns you to the page you were editing. You can save all of your changes later.

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Editing links

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Links can be added through the "Jonta" 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 "Jonta" button, that text will be used in creating the link. For a link that involves just one word, you can either select that word or just put the cursor within that word.

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When you use either the button or the shortcut, a dialog will open in which you may type the link.

The link tool will try to help with internal links by searching for likely matches.

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Once you have entered or selected the link, you complete the linking process by pressing Enter or by pressing the "Fatto" button. Your link will immediately appear on the page, but as with other changes to the page, 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 similar: Choose the "Link 'e ffore" tab, and enter a URL in the box.

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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 "Fatto" button to insert the link.

[[File:VisualEditor - Link editing inline.png|frameless|border|400px|center]] To change or remove an existing link, click within the text for that link, then press the "Jonta" icon that appears near it. The dialog will appear, for editing. (You can also get to the dialog with the Ctrl+K keyboard shortcut.) When a link is selected, it appears as blue framed.

In the link editing dialog, you can then change where the link goes. You can also remove the link altogether by pressing the "Lèva" button in the upper right corner of the dialog. You can also open the link's target in another window by clicking on the copy of the link in the dialog box. (You might want do this to check if an external link is valid.)

If you want to exit the link label (the text displayed as a link) or continue to write after this link, you can press :

  • Pressing it once will escape the link editing dialog and put your cursor at the end of the element linked (blue framed, to edit this element)
  • Pressing it twice will put the cursor after the element linked, ready to type the rest of your text.

To edit the link label of an existing link, click within the link label and type the new one. But if you want to replace the entire label, please note:

  • If you have selected (highlighted) the entire link label, the link will be deleted by typing any key. You may link it from start.
  • To keep the link directly, you may click within that link label, use backspace and delete key without pressing it once more than necessary, and a narrow blue link area will remain there. Now you may type in the new label for the kept link.

Editing references

For further information, see Help using citation templates or Help using citoid's Cite button

Determining which system is in place

Your wiki may use one of three footnote systems. The one shown on the right is the simplest system, where the "Citaziona" menu does not include any citation templates. If your wiki uses this system, then everything you need to know about footnotes is on this page.
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The second system has the same type of "Citaziona" menu, but with several popular citation templates set up for quick access. If your wiki uses this system, then you will find more details at Help:VisualEditor/User guide/Citations-Templates
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In the third system, you again start by clicking the Cite button. Then a dialog box opens, which includes an automatic citation process using the citoid service. If your wiki uses this system, you will find more details at Help:VisualEditor/User guide/Citations-FullHelp:VisualEditor/User guide/Citations-Full
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Editing an existing reference

To edit an existing reference, click on it where it appears in the text (usually as a bracketed number). You will see either a "Riferimiento" icon (bookmark) or an icon (and name) for the template that was used to create this reference. In either case, clicking on the "Edit" button will open a dialog where you can edit the reference.
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For the "Riferimiento" icon, clicking "Edit" opens the Reference dialog. To start changing the reference information, click on it.

Many wikis use templates to format references. If a template is used in your reference, then when you move your pointer over the reference information, all the information in that field will be highlighted .

If a template was used and you click on the reference information, then the Modello icon (puzzle piece) will appear with some information. Click on the "edit" button to edit the content of the template in the template mini-editor dialog.

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If what appears when you click on a reference is an icon for a standard template for citations (an example is at right), then clicking "Edit" will open 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 will show, initially. To add fields, click on "Azzecca cchiù nfurmaziune" at the bottom of the mini-editor.
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Click on "Applica càgnamiente" when you're done.
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Re-using an existing reference

If the page already contains a citation that applies to the text you want to source, then you can choose to re-use that existing citation.

To re-use an existing reference, place your cursor in the body of the text where you want to add a new reference (number) for that citation. Then click on the "Re-use reference" item from the "Citaziona" menu.

(Note: If your wiki has the third footnote system described above, you'll see a "Re-use" tab, in a dialog, instead of a "Re-use" item on the "Citaziona" menu.)

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In the Riferimiento 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 "Cirche cu 'e citaziune 'e mò") to list only those references that include certain text.
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Adding a new reference

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

Shown here is what you will see if you select the basic references item. In the Reference editor, you can add your citation, including formatting.

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 "Elenco riferimiente" tool.)

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In the Reference dialog, if you want to include a citation template, or any other template, in your new reference, click the Modello icon (puzzle piece) in the "'Nserisce" toolbar menu within the Reference editor.
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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 "Applica càgnamiente" to return to the Reference editor, and "Applica càgnamiente" again to return to the page you're editing.

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If there isn't already a list of references on the page (for example, if you're adding the first reference for the page), you need to specify where the list of references, and their text, will be displayed to the reader.

Place the cursor where you want to display the references list (usually at the bottom of the page), open the "'Nserisce" menu and click the "Elenco riferimiente" 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 on the page at the location where you are placing the group.

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

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Using standard cite templates

Your local wiki may have added extra citation templates to the "Citaziona" menu. If so, you have quick access to the most-used citation templates for your wiki. (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 "Azzecca cchiù nfurmaziune" option.

Click on "'Nserisce" when you're done.

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Editing images and other media files

Editing images

To add a new image (or another type of media file) to the page, click the "Media" icon (a picture of mountains) in the "'Nserisce" menu. The image will be added wherever your cursor is.
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Clicking the "Media" 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.

You can change the search by changing the text in the dialog's search box.

To choose a file, click on its thumbnail image.

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 "Mpustaziune avanzate" window. These include the alignment, the type, and size of the image.
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When you're done, click "Applica càgnamiente" to close the dialog and return to editing the page.
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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 "Media" 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 one or both bottom corners).

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

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Uploading images

You can upload images from a tab in the media dialog.
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Click the "Upload" tab and select an image from your computer. You can type the file name, or drag an image into the box.
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You need to describe the image and add categories to it so that other people can find it.
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The image will be inserted into the page when you are done.

Editing media galleries

To add a new gallery, click the "Gallaria" icon (a set of photos) on the "'Nserisce" menu. (If you don't see this icon on that menu, then your local wiki has decided to delay implementing this functionality in the visual editor.)
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To edit an existing gallery in the visual editor, 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 "Fatto" 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 the visual editor, you must save the entire page in order to save your work.

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Editing templates


To add a new template to a page, place your cursor where you want the template to be inserted, and click on the "Modello" icon (puzzle piece) in the "'Nserisce" menu.
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Start typing the name of the template you want to insert. When you see it on the list, click on its name. Then click "Aggiunge modello".
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You can also edit a template that is already on the page. When you click on the template to select it, it turns blue, and a box appears with an "Modello" icon (puzzle piece). Then click on the "Càgna" link.
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Some templates are not visible to someone reading a page. In the visual editor, such hidden templates are shown as puzzle icons. The name of the template will be shown next to the puzzle icon.
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When you select the icon, the context menu is displayed, and you can edit the template.
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Template parameters

When you add a new template or open an existing one, the "'Nclusione" dialog is shown. The contents depends upon whether the template has been documented using the new TemplateDataExtension:TemplateData system or not.

The template shown here has no TemplateData set up for it. The dialog therefore provides a link to documentation for the template. By visiting the documentation you should be able to figure out if the template has any parameters (fields), and what goes in each field. 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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If a template has been updated to contain TemplateData information, then the dialog will show a list of individual (named) parameters.
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For an existing template, you can edit the parameters shown in the dialog, and you can add parameters by clicking "Azzecca cchiù nfurmaziune", at the very bottom of the dialog.
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When a template embeds other templates, these sub-templates will appear inside the parameters that display them. They can be edited or removed inside the parameter field.

New sub-templates are added by following the steps for adding a parameter. You may need to check the template documentation to make sure that the sub-template is supported.

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When you have finished editing a template, click "Applica càgnamiente" to close the dialog and return to editing the main page.
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Substituting templates

When a template must be substituted, type subst: (colon included) before the template's name.

Autocompletion doesn't work with subst:. If you want to use autocompletion, first find the template you are looking for, and then add subst: in front of the template name.

Then, click the blue "Aggiunge modello" button.

Add any parameters as usual and click "'Nserisce".

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You will see the template expand on the page after you click "Applica càgnamiente".
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Editing lists

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You can use the visual editor to create lists, or to change the format of an existing list. There are two types of lists: unordered (bullet) and ordered (numbered).

To start a new list, just click on one of the two menu items shown here. Or, if you already have typed the list (on separate lines), select (highlight) the list you have typed, then click on one of the menu items.

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Shown here are examples of the two types of lists: unordered (bullet) and ordered (numbered).

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If you want to change the indentation level of part of an existing list, select the part of the list that you want to change.

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Then use the menu, or press the Tab key. (The Tab key increases indentation; use the shift key plus the Tab key to decrease indentation)

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Here is the result of increased indentation.

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You can even mix ordered (numbered) and unordered (bullet) lists, if the list items have different indentations.

Editing tables

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You can use the visual editor to insert and change tables.

You can even import a table by dragging a comma-separated value (.csv) file from your computer into the main editing window.

When you click on "Table", in the "'Nserisce" menu, the visual editor inserts a blank four-by-four table.

Now the "Table" menu is available. From that menu, you can add a caption to the top of the table.

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To select a cell, click it once.
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To edit the contents of the cell (for example, to add content or to correct a spelling error), double click in the cell. Or you can select the cell and then press Return.

To end your editing of a cell, just click elsewhere.

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You can add or delete a column or a row.

You can merge cells: Select them, then from the Table menu, click on "Merge cells".
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If you merge cells, only the text in one cell is kept; any text in the other cells is deleted when you merge the cells. If you decide that you wanted some or all of the text that was deleted, use the Undo button, move or copy the text you want, then merge the cells again.
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You can also split cells that were previously merged. All the content that was in the merged cell will remain in the first cell when you do the split. You can then cut and paste text to other cells, if you want.
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Editing categories

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To edit categories, on the "Ozzioni paggena" menu, click the "Categurìe" item.

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Clicking on "Categurìe" opens a dialog that lists existing categories and allows you to add new ones, and to delete existing categories.

You also have the option of setting or changing the general (default) sorting key, which determines 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". 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 "Aggiunge 'na categurìa". As you type, the visual editor 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 "Lèva" 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 "Applica càgnamiente" 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 "Ozzioni paggena" menu, in the toolbar, and select the "'Mpustazziune paggena" button.

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The "'Mpustazziune paggena" 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 "Reindirizza sta paggena mmerz'a" 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 "Si servesse", 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 "Applica càgnamiente" when you're done editing the Ozzioni paggena 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 "'Nserisce" menu on the toolbar.
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A window will open in which you can type the formula, using LaTeX syntax. the visual editor 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 "Fatto" 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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Mathematical formulae can be placed inline or centered as a block.
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Editing musical scores

To add a new musical notation to a page, place your cursor where you want the musical notation to be inserted. Then, from the "Insert" menu on the toolbar, click the "Musical notation" option.

To edit an existing musical notation on the page, double click on it.


This will open the "Musical notation" dialog. Here the notation can be edited by scale, either in ABC or in Lilypond format. You can also link the notation to an audio or MIDI file. Once you are finished, click the "Done" button to close the dialog and save your changes.

Editing poems and other special items

Some items, such as association lists and poems, are not yet fully supported by the visual editor.
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In most cases, the existing items can be edited, but new ones cannot be inserted in the visual editor.

Until they are fully supported, you can copy an existing one from another page, or edit the source wikitext directly.

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Switching between the visual and wikitext editors

To switch from the visual editor to the wikitext editor, click the [[ ]] button on the far right of the toolbar.

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If you've done any editing, you'll be asked whether you want to keep your changes. Normally you'll click on "Keep changes".

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You'll see a diff. (If you clicked on "Discard changes", you'll just see wikitext, ready to edit with the wikitext editor.)

Scroll down, and you'll see the wikitext editing area.

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You can also switch from the wikitext editor to the visual editor. To do that, click the pencil icon on the far right of the toolbar.

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After you click the pencil icon, if you've done any editing you'll be asked whether you want to keep your changes. If you click "Keep changes", you'll go to the visual editor. If you click "Discard changes", you'll be asked to confirm that is what you want to do (click on "Leave Page" to confirm) before the visual editor will start.

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Taste rapide

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 the visual editor:

Taste rapide ppe PC Azzione Taste rapide ppe Mac

Ctrl+B Grassetto Cmd+B

Ctrl+I Corsivo Cmd+I

Ctrl+K 'Nserire wikilink Cmd+K

Ctrl+X Taglia Cmd+X

Ctrl+C Copia Cmd+C

Ctrl+V 'Ncolla Cmd+V

Ctrl+Z Annulla Cmd+Z