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Using The Wiki

(More detailed information is available in the PmWiki section at the right. You can also use the search box, which will search both the documentation and the content of this site.)

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The Basics

  1. The edit link is barely visible at the top right of the window. You need the site password to edit. Once you authenticate, you will see an edit box with a row of icons above it. Beneath the text box is a field called Author. Please use your real name there, so we can tell who has changed the page.
  2. Text entered normally shows up as you would expect, unless you begin the line with a space, which causes it to be rendered in a monospaced font:

this is normal

 this has a space at the start of the line.
  1. To create a numbered list, begin the line with a # sign; for bullets, start with an asterisk. You can also use the edit buttons above the edit box, which will enter the appropriate text for you.

Adding Pages and Creating Links

To create a new page, put the title for the page between double square brackets:

[[ Name of your page ]]

You can also change the link text using [[ Name of your page|text for the link]]

To link to an external site, just enter its URL: http://www.hmc.edu/ produces the link http://www.hmc.edu/

If you would prefer to customize the link, then use something like [[http://www.hmc.edu/|The Harvey Mudd website]] to produce The Harvey Mudd website

Images and graphics

You can insert an image hosted on a different site just by entering its URL: http://www.google.com/logos/newton10-tree.jpg

If you'd like to scale the image, you can give a size directive before including the image: %width:100px% http://www.google.com/logos/newton10-tree.jpg which produces

For a touch of fanciness, you can embed the graphic in a frame and have the text wrap around it. If desired, you can also put a caption beneath the figure. For more information on making images behave, see Images.

Uploading an image

You can also upload the image and have it served from the wiki. Just enter something like Attach:yourimagefile.jpg in the text or click the link in the toolbar. When you save the page, you will see a missing link (with the superscript question mark). Click on the link, then find the appropriate file. The name of the file you ultimately upload can be totally different from the name called for by the link. However, it must have the same file extension.

Uploading PDFs

Just as for graphics, you enter something like Attach:YourPdfFile.pdf in the text or click the link in the toolbar. When you save the page, you will see a missing link (with the superscript question mark). Click on the link, then find the appropriate file. The name of the file you ultimately upload can be totally different from the name called for by the link. However, it must have the same file extension.

Adding a table of contents

Nothing easier! Just add (:htoc Table of Contents:) near the top of your page. The wiki uses the section and subsection headings (starting with exclamation points) to construct the table of contents. Click to edit a page with a table of contents (such as this one) to see examples.