Formatting for Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

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Last edit: 12:41, 27 November 2007


1. How to underline script

use this to underline <u>underlined text</u> .. this is actually the same markup as we use in HTML.

2. How to centre tables on the page

The markup for tables can get pretty tricky - if you know HTML then you can use HTML tables tags to create your tables, but if you're using the wiki syntax (or the last button on the editing toolbar) to create your table then the easiest way to centre a table is to add style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto" to the very first line of the table markup, so it would look something like this:

{| class="wikitable" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto"

you can find out more about tables here:

3. How to make the column size/cell size the same in tables

Add a style declaration to the same style line above, like this:

{| class="wikitable" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto; width:200px;"

4. How to make a blank cell in a table that still has margins

if you don't include anything in the cell you should still have a cell, with margins. Not sure I totally understand this question.

Adding tables is quite an advanced markup for the wiki, but not impossible once you get the hang of it. Hope the above helps.

BrentSimpson (talk)19:08, 3 December 2007

Thanks for that, Brent, As for the last query I find that if you leave the cell blank it removes the lines around the cell. If you put something in the cell eg - or ? it gives you back the lines. The optimum, though, is to have nothing in the cell so the student can fill it in.

RLawson (talk)19:08, 3 December 2007

Glad to have been of help.

BrentSimpson (talk)19:08, 3 December 2007