# User:Evangeline75/Tips and Ideas

Dear Friends

after learning basic editing skills, we may do some experimentation with coloring our pages,

for example, we can use the following codes when you edit your profile or a heading or a sectional text:

It is advisable that we see a preview of our work before we save it finally, although it can further be edited, even if you saved it. we can make changes any time, thats the power of this medium.

so, lets make the world more greener....!

ramesh sharma

There are two categories of links, each with a range of options for displaying the hyperlink-text to the reader:

1. Internal page links always use two square brackets ([[...]])
• The Wiki software will search for the page in the data base and if it exists in WikiEducator, the link will automatically appear as a blue hyperlink in the published view;
• If this is a new page, the link will appear in red in the published view, alerting users that content must still be generated for this new page in the wiki
• When you want to display a different text to the actual name of the page in the wiki, use the piped "|" divider (SHIFT + BACKSLASH on English-layout and other keyboards), for example: [[Name_of_page_in_Wikieducator|Enter user-display text here]]. We call this a piped link.
2. External page links always use single square brackets ([...]) to distinguish them from internal links.
• If you want the external link to appear as a numbered reference, you simply enter the url for the external page like this: [http://col.org] which will show the link to the homepage of the Commonwealth of Learning like this [1].
• If you want to display a different text (piped link)rather than a numbered reference, we use a space (instead of the "|" divider), for example [http://col.org Commonwealth of Learning] which will appear like this: Commonwealth of Learning

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Tip: You can search for existing images on the Wiki by accessing a special page called the Imagelist. (Click on the link: http://www.wikieducator.org/Special:Imagelist) You can also find images on the Special pages link in the toolbox located on the left of every page. Follow the link to Gallery of New Files or Most linked to images.

In brief, the full syntax for displaying an image is:

   [[Image:file name|type|location|size|caption]]


Notes:

1. type refers to whether you want to display your image as a thumbnail of framed image;
2. location allows you to specify where on the page the image should appear, for example: left, right or center
3. size allows you to specify the size at which the picture is displayed on the page;
4. caption is where you can add a description for your image.

Only [[Image:file name]] is actually required. Most images should use [[Image:name|thumb|Example image caption]] (and should not specify a size). The other details are optional and can be placed in any order. The following table outlines the optional attributes and their effects on images:

Tip: Often when adding images you may experience a "bug" in the way they are presented in the wiki environment. An image may 'float' over other text or headings you have in your wiki page. To remedy this try adding the following underneath your image: <br style="clear:both;" />. This will cause the following text or content to start after the image has been embedded in the page.

The syntax you use to include an iDevice template in your content is quite simple. You just surround the name of the template in curly braces like this:

{{Template_name}}


To include the Objectives template in your content, for example, you would write:

{{Objectives}}


Idea for a template is to have a self assessment template that students can select how they are doing. Don't know how this will work.

Tip:
• You must use the {{Vbar}} syntax to insert the vertical bars ("|") between page links in the navigation template, otherwise the template will not work.
• You can use the standard wiki syntax for page links and images.
• The variables (i.e. image, title, tagline etc.) are optional. You can leave these blank if you like.