Editing Wiki Pages

If you want to edit the content of a page, then it’s pretty straight forward. Click the “Edit” button in the top right (if you have permissions to edit the page) or select it from the top menu, Page»Edit and a new screen will show with the content of the page in an editable text area. Add or change the text, press Save and you’re done!

Using Text Formating, Links and Images

Above the area of text in the new screen you’ll see a number of buttons indicating text formatting options like bolditalicsunderline, etc. They work much like a normal document editing program in that you can select the text and then click the button or click the button, type your text and then click it a second time to unset it. The normal keboard shortcuts also work. e.g. Ctrl-B, Ctrl-I.

There are a few format options that you may not be familiar with. To help out we’ll explain them all below going through the tools from left to right. They’re all listed with examples in the syntax section of the manual too.

  • Bold make your text chunkier and darker.
  • Italics make your text lean over.
  • Underline puts a nice line under the text.
  • Strikethrough can be used for showing something to have been corrected. It’s often a good idea to use this to show you’ve changed a small piece of someone else’s content on a wiki page. Definition
  • H1 - H5 all define Headings. They refer to the HTML tags used and go from H1 which is the largest to H5, the smallest. These should be used when dividing content into titled sections.
  • Linking allows you to link text or images to another web page’s URL. This is a core part of how the pages in Doc5 are linked together - just like the rest of the internet. To create a link, simply highlight some text with your mouse and click the link button. a small window will pop-up and ask for the location to link to eg. http://www.doc5app.com 
  • Image will insert an image into your Page. It behaves similar to the Link button and will ask you where the image is located on the web and also to give it a name. There’s more info on inserting images and how to position them on the syntax page.
  • Lists, both types can be mixed at different levels.
    • Ordered List allows you to create a list of items that are automatically numbered. Your list items can be any old things and an ordered list is good for recording steps in a process.
    • Unordered Lists are what you see here. It’s simply a list of items all on their own lines with bullet points in front.
  • Code is handy for showing chunks of text quoted and in their own block of colour. It’s similar to a blockquote in HTML.

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