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You can format your text using wiki markup. This consists of normal characters like asterisks, single quotes or equation marks which have a special function in the wiki, sometimes depending on their position. For example, to format a word in italic, you include it in two single quotes like ''this''

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Text formatting markup

Description You type You get
applies anywhere
Italic text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Bold and italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Escape wiki markup <nowiki>no ''markup''</nowiki> no ''markup''
Fixed width text

<tt>Fixed width text</tt>

Fixed width text

only at the beginning of the line
Indent text

:Single indent
::Double indent
:::::Multiple indent

Single indent
Double indent
Multiple indent
Headings of

different levels [1]

=level 1=[2]
==level 2==
===level 3===
====level 4====
=====level 5=====
======level 6======

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6

Horizontal rule

----


Bullet list

* one
* two
* three
** three and one-third
** three and two-thirds

  • one
  • two
  • three
    • three and one-third
    • three and two-thirds
Numbered list

# one
# two<br>spanning several lines<br>without breaking the numbering
# three
## three point one
## three point two

  1. one
  2. two
    spanning several lines
    without breaking the numbering
  3. three
    1. three point one
    2. three point two
Mixture of bulleted
and numbered lists

# one
# two
#* two point one
#* two point two

  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
Definition list

;Definition
:item 1
:item 2

Definition
item 1
item 2
Preformatted text

  preformatted text is done with
  a space at the
  beginning of the line

preformatted text is done with
a space at the 
beginning of the line
Preformatted text with no indentation

 <pre> some preformatted text with no indentation </pre>

some preformatted
text with no indentation
Blockquotes

Body
text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text

<blockquote> quote quote quote quote quote quote </blockquote>

text text text text text text text text text text text text

Body
text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text

quote quote quote quote quote quote

text text text text text text text text text text text text

Comment

<!--This is comment-->


Notes:
  1. An article with four or more headings will automatically create a table of contents.
  2. Use of a level 1 heading is highly discouraged as it appears with the same formatting and size as the page title, which can be confusing.

Paragraphs

MediaWiki ignores normal line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can also start a new line with the HTML tags <br> or <br/>.

HTML

Some HTML tags are allowed in MediaWiki, for example <code>, <div>, <span> and <font>.

Tip for wiki admins: If you trust your users you can allow full HTML by setting $wgRawHtml = true; in LocalSettings.php.

Other formatting

Beyond the text formatting markup shown above, here are some other formatting references:

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