# Summary & FAQs

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You can do most basic formatting on the wiki using the Editor toolbar that appears while you are in Editing mode but there may be times when you need to apply more sophisticated syntax. You do this by applying wiki markup manually to the text you are creating.

To italicise and bold text, you surround the text you wish to format with 2 or 3 single quotes (') respectively. Headings are created by surrounding text with equals signs (=). Lists are either bulleted (*) or numbered (#).

If your formatting does not appear to be working, there may be a simple mark-up error, for example:

• With headings, check to see that you have the same number of equal signs before and after the heading text.
• Similarly, with bold and italics you should check that the same number of single quotation marks (') are used before and after the text being formatted.

Soon you will become quite adept at spotting syntax errors. One advantage with a wiki is that every edit is recorded, so its relatively easy to fix any mistakes. Remember that the Help link in the navigation sidebar appears on every page and can be used to access all of the available help pages on the wiki including this Tutorial.

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