Help:VeesualEediter/Uiser guide

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Apenin VeesualEediter

Tae eedit ae page uisin VeesualEediter, clap oan the "Edit" tab at the tap o the page.

It can tak ae few seiconts fer the page tae apen fer eeditin, n langer gif the page is awfa lang.

Clapin oan the "Eedit soorce" tab will apen the classeec wikitex soorce eediter.

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Foreby, ye can apen VeesualEediter bi clapin oan the "edit" link oan ilka section.
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Gettin stairtit: the VeesualEediter tuilbaur

The VeesualEediter tuilbaur
The VeesualEediter tuilbaur kiths at the tap o the screen whan ye begin eeditin throoch VeesualEediter. It incluids some fameeleear icons:

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Undo n Redo the chynges that ye'v dun.

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Heidins pul-doon menu: permits ye tae chynge the heider level o tex. The staundairt section heidins ar "Heading". The normal format for text is "Paragraph".

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Formatting: Clicking the "A" opens a menu.

  • The "Baud" icon (B) bauds the selectit tex.
  • The "Italeec" icon (I) italeecises the selectit tex.
  • The "Superscreept" icon (x2) causes the selectit tex tae kith smawer than the surroondin tex n slichtlie ablo the line.
  • The "Subscreept" icon (x2) causes the selectit tex tae kith smawer than the surroondin tex n slichtlie abuin the line.
  • The "Cross-oot" icon (S) eiks ae solid baur throoch the selectit tex.
  • The "Computer code" 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 "Unnerline" item (U) adds a solid line beneath the selected text.
  • The "Leid" 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 "Clear stylin", 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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Airtin tuil: The chain is the airtin tuil.

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Soorce menu: The "Soorce" menu is used to add inline citations (also called "footnotes" or "references"). All projects have access to basic reference formatting and the ability to reuse citations by using this menu. It also gives users quick access to local citation templates, if these are enabled on their wiki.

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


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

The citoid service tries to fill out citation templates automatically.


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Leets & indentation: The first twa icons permit ye tae cræft nummert or bullet leets, respecteevelie. The laist twa permit ye tae mak muckler or smawer the indentation level o content.

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Insert: The "Insert" puldoon oan the VeesualEediter tuilbaur leads til several addeetional optional actions, incluidin eikin referances n transcluidin templates. The "Insert" puldoon micht be differant oan some waurks. Ablo is ae leet o aw opties that micht kith.
  • The "Media" icon (ae pictur o moontains) apens the media dialog.
  • The "Template" icon (a puzzle piece) allows you to edit templates.
  • The "Table" item allows you to insert a table.
  • The "Mak jottin" 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 "Hierigleephs" 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 "Gallery" icon (ae set o photæs) permits ye tae insert ae gallerie oantil the page.
  • The "⧼math-visualeditor-mwmathinspector-title⧽" icon (Σ) opens the formula inserter dialog.
  • The "Graph" item allows you to insert a graph.
  • The "Your signature" 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 "⧼visualeditor-dialogbutton-referencelist-tooltip⧽" icon (three buiks) apens ae dialog tae displey referances.

Special character insertion: The "Special character" icon permits yae tae summin ae subwindae wi ae nummer o byordinar chairachters that ye can steid intil the tex. Thir incluid some staundairt simbils, accents n mathemateecal simbils. (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 Page opties is nex til the buttons that permit ye tae Cancel or hain yer chynges. Unner Page opties ar nou opties tae adjust page settins lik whather it's ae reguidal, or hou it's indexed, eeditin categeries n leetin leid airtins uisin the "Language" (The letter A in the Latin alphabet n Japanese kana (あ)). Ye can switch yin-waa fae VeesualEediter til the classeec wikitex soorce eediter aes weel.

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The switch to source editing button is next to the Hain page button. It allows you to switch to the wikitext editor.

Hainin chynges

Whan ye'r dun eeditin clap the green "Save page" button in the tuilbaur. The green button canna be clapt gif nae chynges were dun. To cancel all your editing changes, close your browser window, or click the "Read" tab above the edit toolbar.
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Pressin the green "Save page" button apens ae smaw dialog whaur in ye can enter ae brief ootline o yer actions, maurk yer eedit aes smaw, n chuise tae watch futur eedits oan the page.

The nummer indicates hou muckle space is left in yer eedit ootline. Forby, ye can luikower yer chynges tae be sair that thay wairk aes intended afore hainin yer chynges.

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

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Eeditin airtins

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Airtins can be eikit throoch the "Link" icon (airtins in ae chain) in the tuilbaur, or bi uisin the shortcut Ctrl+K (or Command+K oan ae Mac).

Gif ye select tex or place yer curser oan ae waird, pressin the "Link" button will insert ae link oan that tex.


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Whather ye uise the button or the shortcut, ae dialog will apen, whaur in ye can type the airtin. VeesualEediter will ettle tae heelp wi internal airtins (airtins til ither pages o Wikipædia) bi seekin likelie matches aes ye begin tae type.

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


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Yince ye'v entered or selectit the airtin, ye can press Enter, clap ootside the kist, or press the claise icon (<). Yer airtin will kith oan the VeesualEediter page, bit it will na be hained ontil ye hain the page.

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Tae airt til ae wab page ootside Wikipædia, the process is the same; jist enter the link in the field n it will be added aes "ootby airtin".

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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 "Duin" button to insert the link.

[[File:VisualEditor - Link editing inline.png|frameless|border|400px|center]] Tae chynge or remuiv aen exeestin airtin, clap in the link in the tex, than press the "Link" icon that kiths naur it. Forby, ye can clap the same icon in the tuilbaur or uise the Ctrl+K keybuird shortcut while oan it. When a link is selected, it appears as blue framed.

Ye can than eedit the airtin's tairget, or remuiv it awthegather bi pressin the "Remove" icon (ridd bin) in the tap-richt corner o 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.

Eeditin referances

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 "Soorce" 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 "Soorce" 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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Eeditin aen exeestin referance

Tae eedit aen exeestin referance, clap oan it in the tex, n clap oan the "⧼visualeditor-dialogbutton-reference-tooltip⧽" icon (buikmaurk) that kiths naur it, or the yin in the tuilbaur.
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Clapin oan the "⧼visualeditor-dialogbutton-reference-tooltip⧽" icon apens ae dialog that incluids ae mini-eediter, whau ye can eedit the referance's tex.

Monie wikis uise templates tae format referances accordin til ae speceefeec staundairt. Ye'll see this gif ye eedit aen exeestin referance whase content turns blue whan ye select it.

If a template was used and you click on the reference information, then the Template 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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Clapin oan the Template icon (puzzle piece) permits ye tae eedit the template's indiveedual boonds.
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Clap oan "Apply changes" whan ye'r dun, n ye'll gang back til the referance eediter.
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Reuisin aen exeestin referance

Gif the page awreadie contains referances, ye can chuise tae reuise aen exeestin citation, gif it applies til the tex that ye want tae soorce.

Tae reuise aen exeestin referance, place yer curser whaur ye want tae add it in the tex, n clap on the "⧼visualeditor-dialogbutton-reference-tooltip⧽" icon (buikmaurk) fae the "Insert" 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 "Soorce" menu.)

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Gif thaurs monie referances, ye can uise the rake baur (labeled "⧼visualeditor-reference-input-placeholder⧽") tae yinlie displey referances that match ae gien tex.

Seek the referance that ye want tae reuise in the leet, n select it.

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Adding ae new referance

Tae eik ae new referance, place yer curser whaur ye want tae add it in the tex, n clap oan the "⧼visualeditor-dialogbutton-reference-tooltip⧽" icon (buikmaurk) in the "Insert" puldoon oan the tuilbaur.
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Using the "Basic" citation

Shown here is what you will see if you select the basic references item. In the referance eediter, ye can eik, eedit n format yer citation.

Ye can mak the referance belang til ae gien groop; this is uised tae displey groops o referances wi the "⧼visualeditor-dialog-referencelist-title⧽" tuil.

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Gif ye'r eikin ae new referance n ye want tae include ae template in it, clap the Template icon (puzzle piece) in the puldoon "Insert" tuilbaur o the referance eediter.
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Than, seek the template that ye want tae uise, eik it n eedit it aes ye wid aen exeestin template.

Clap oan "Apply changes" tae return til the refarence eediter, n "Apply changes" again tae return til the page.

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Gif thaur's na awreadie ae leet o referances oan the page (fer example, gif ye'r addin the first referance o the page), ye need tae eik it in order fer the tex o yer referance tae be displeyed.

Place the curser whaur ye want tae displey referances (uissuallie at the bottom o the page), n clap the "⧼visualeditor-dialog-referencelist-title⧽" icon (three buiks) tae eik it.

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Gif ye cræftit groops o referances, ye can speceefie ae groop in this dialog, tae selecteevelie displey referances that belang til it.

Tae simplie eik ae referances leet, clap "Apply changes" oan the dialog.

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Using standard cite templates

Your local wiki may have added extra citation templates to the "Soorce" 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 "Eik mair information" option.

Click on "Insert" when you're done.

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Editing images and other media files

Editing images

Tae eik ae new eemage (or anither type o media file) til the page, clap the "Media" icon (ae pictur o moontains) in the "Insert" puldoon menu. The eemage will be eikit whaurever yer cursor is.
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Clapin oan the "Media" icon apens ae dialog that autæmateeclie rakes Wikimedia Commyns fer media files sib til the page that ye'r eeditin.

Ye can seek ither media files bi chyngin the tex in the dialog's rake kist.

Clap oan ae thummnail tae chuise ae file.

This places the image onto the page you are editing.

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The media dialog permits ye tae eik (n eedit) ae caption, that can contain formattin n airtins.
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The media dialog permits ye tae eik alternateeve tex captions aes weel, this heelps uisers that uise screen readers, or that hae disabled eemage displey.
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Ye can set vareeis boondins fer the eemage in the "Advanced settins" windae aes weel. Thir incluid its alignment, its type, n its size.
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Whan ye dun, clap "Apply changes" tae claise the dialog n return til the page eediter.
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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.
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Editing media galleries

Tae eik ae new gallerie, clap the "⧼visualeditor-mwgalleryinspector-title⧽" icon (ae set o photæs).
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Tae eedit aen exeestin gallerie in VeesualEediter, clap oan the gallerie tae cause the icon tae kith in the upper richt corner. Clapin oan the icon will summin the gallerie inserter kist wi the ful leet o eemages incluidit in the gallerie. Ye can eedit this leet tae remui, eik or rearrange eemages or tae alter captions. Onfortunatelie, ye canna see the chynges that ye'v dun the nou ontil ye clap oan the cair triangle (<) tae exit the inserter. Yince ye'v finished modifiein the gallerie, be sair tae hain the entire page - exitin the gallerie inserter will na hain yer chynges.
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This will apen the gallerie inserter, this is ae simple kist the nou that wairks siclyk til wikitex maurkup. Tae eik eemages til yerr gallerie, ye'll need tae incluid the file name, follaed bi ae baur (|) n the caption ye wid lik fer the eemage. Ilka eemage in the gallerie shid hae its ain line. Yince ye'v eikit aw o the eemages that ye'd lik in yer gallerie, clap the cair triangle (<) tae exit the inserter. Ye shid see yer gallerie aes it will kith. Please mynd that yer gallerie will na hain ontil ye hain the page. You can also edit this list to remove or rearrange images or to change captions.

When you click the "Duin" 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

Starting

Tae eik ae new template til the page, steid yer curser whaur ye want the template tae be inserted, n clap oan the "Template" icon (puzzle piece) in the "Insert" puldoon menu oan the tuilbaur.
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Enter the name o the template that ye want tae insert, n clap "Add template".
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Foreby ye can eedit templates that ar awreadie oan the page bi selectin thaim (thay turn blue), n clapin oan the "Template" icon (puzzle piece) that kiths, or the yin in the tuilbaur.
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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 "Transclusion" 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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Ye can eik boondins or eedit thae awreadie leetit.
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Whan ae template embeds ither templates, thir sub-templates will kith inside the boondins that displey thaim. Thay can be eedited or remuived inside the boondin field.

New sub-templates ar eikit bi follaein the steps o addin ae boondin. Ye micht need tae check the template documentation tae mak sair that the sub-template is supported.

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Finishing

Whan ye'r dun, clap "Apply changes" tae claise the dialog n return til the page eediter.
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Substitutin templates

Whan ae template maun be substitutit, type subst: (colon incluidit) afore the template's name.

Autæcompleation disna wairk wi subst:; gif ye need the autæcompleation, eik subst: yinlie efter fyndin the template that ye'r seekin.

Than, clap the green "Add template" button.

Eik onie boonds aes uissual n "Apply changes".

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Y'll see the template expand oan the page efter ye clap "Apply changes". Whan ye'r readie, hain the page.
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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 "Insert" 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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Eeditin categeries

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The "Page opties" puldoon menu apens access til the "Categories" button.

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The "Categories" button apens ae dialog that leets exeestin categeries n permits ye tae eik new catergeries.

Thaur's aen optie tae confeegure the sortin key uised tae leet the page oan the categeries' pages.

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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Tae eik ae new categerie, enter its name in the field "Add a category". Ye can either cræft ae new categaerie, or select aen exeestin catergerie.

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Tae remuiv aen exeestin categerie, clap oan it n clap oan the "Remove" icon (ridd bin) in the dialog that apens.

Foreby, ye can speceefie thaur the sortin key fer ae speceefeec categerie. This owerrides the general sortin key.


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Clap "Apply changes" whan ye'r dun eeditin categeries tae return til the page eediter.

Eeditin page settins

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Tae eedit ae page's settins, clap tae apen the "Page opties" puldoon menu in the tuilbaur n select the "Page settins" button.

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The "Page settins" button apens ae pane that shaws vareeis opties sib til the page.

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Ye can mak ae page ae reguidal til anither page bi checkin the "Reguid this page ti" checkkist, n than selectin in the kist ablo the page that ye want this page tae point til.

At the bottom is the optie tae hinder page renames updatin this reguidal, this is uised awfa rarelie.


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Ye can chynge whather the page shaws ae Buird o Contents bi selectin yin o thir three buttons. Bi defaut, pages will shaw ae Buird o Contents gif thaur's three or mair heidin, this is whit "Gif needit" will dae.

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Ye can mak ae page na shaw eedit kists nex til ilka section heider bi checkin this checkkist.

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Clap "Apply changes" whan ye'r dun eeditin page opties tae return til the page eediter.

Eeditin mathemateecal formulae

Tae eik ae new mathemateecal formula til the page, steid yer curser whaur ye want it tae be inserted, n clap oan the "Formula" icon ("Σ") in the "Insert" puldoon menu oan the tuilbar.
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Ae windae will apen whaur in ye can type the formula, uisin LaTeX syntax. VeesualEediter will update the formula aes ye type it, sae that ye can see hou it will luik aes ye mak the chynges. Yince ye'r happie wi the formula, jist clap oot o the windae.
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Tae eedit aen exestin mathematecal formula oan the page, clap oan it n than clap oan the "Σ" icon in the menu that kiths. This will apen the windae, n lat ye mak some chynges.
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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.

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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.
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Eeditin poems n ither biordinair eetems

Some eetems, like poems n museec scores ar na yet supportit bi VeesualEediter. Ontil thay ar, ye'll need tae eedit the soorce wikitex directlie gif ye want tae alter or eik thir.

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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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Keybuird shortcuts

Monie eediters ar uissed tae enterin wikitex directlie, especiallie baud, italeecs n wikilinks. Keybuird shortcuts permit ye tae quicklie insert siclike formattin wioot haeing tae clap the tuilbaur buttons. Commyn general shortcuts, n some uised bi ither eediters, function in VeesualEediter:

PC shortcut Action Mac shortcut

Ctrl+B Baud Cmd+B

Ctrl+I Italeecs Cmd+I

Ctrl+K Insert airtin Cmd+K

Ctrl+X Cut Cmd+X

Ctrl+C Copie Cmd+C

Ctrl+V Paste Cmd+V

Ctrl+Z Ondae Cmd+Z