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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

bgcolor="#A7C1F2" Description bgcolor="#A7C1F2" You type bgcolor="#A7C1F2" 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''
only at the beginning of the line
Headings of

different sizes <ref>Use of a heading created by single equal signs is discouraged as it appears with the same formatting and size as the page title, which can be confusing.</ref><ref>An article with four or more headings will automatically create a table of contents.</ref>

==level 1==
===level 2===
====level 3====
=====level 4=====

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4
Horizontal rule

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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
Note: If you plan on using this to number source code, or other formatted text files, you'll need to add &nbsp; tags for blank lines and white spaces otherwise your output will look all funky.

# 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

Notes: <references/>

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>.

Other formatting

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

More Formatting from Wikipedia


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