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Help:New Page Creation

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To create ===Creating a new wiki pageNew Wiki Page===Unintuitively, you first create a link from the main page where your page best fits. To do this, click 'edit' on the on the main page.  With Visual Editor enabled (by default) place the cursor on a new line in the section from which you want to link. Then insert a link by typing <nowiki><nowiki>[[</nowiki></nowiki> followed by the page name then followed by <nowiki>]]<nowiki></nowiki></nowiki> <nowiki>.  If you want the page name to be different than the link text make before you can separate make the link by typing | between the link and the textpageSe examples below:<br /></nowiki>
To make a new page:
<nowiki>[[insert # Create an account and confirm through e-mail# Click 'edit' on the on the page name | or section where you want the link to your page to appear# Place the cursor on the line where you want your link and either right-click and choose "insert linked text]]<nowiki></nowiki><edit link" or click on the "insert/nowiki>edit link" in the visual editor menu bar# A pop-up window will appear, insert a descriptive page title in the Page field and allow enough time for the field to complete searching.  Once the field has completed searching for pages of the same title, add a brief description which will become the linked text on the page.
<nowiki>[[Wiring Single Ended Encoders | Information on how to wire single-ended encoders]]<nowiki></nowiki></nowiki>
[[File:InsertLinkPopUp.gif|none|link=]]
Then Click "Ok", then save the page and click on the link you just created, ignore the advice to click the back button and instead click on the "Empty Page" link as shown below and start editing! 
[[File:EmptyPageLink.gif|none|border|link=]]
===If the pop-up fails===
If there are issues with this method of inserting a link, there is another method that is a bit more manual.  Click to edit the page and place the cursor on the line where you want the link to appear.  Then insert a link by typing <nowiki>[[</nowiki> followed by the page name then followed by <nowiki>]]</nowiki>.  If you want the page name to be different than the link text you can separate the link by typing | between the link and the text.  Se examples below:
You could also use the visual editor tool called "Insert/edit link", but there are issues with choosing a filename.  To try this, click the "insert/edit link" button in the visual editor menu.  Then insert a descriptive page title in the Page field and a description which will be the linked text on the page.
<nowiki>Example: [[File:insert_link.gif|noneinsert page name |link=insert linked text]]</nowiki>
<nowiki>Example: [[File:InsertLinkPopUp.gif|noneWiring Single Ended Encoders |link=Information on how to wire single-ended encoders]]</nowiki>
Click "Ok", then Then save the page and click on the link you just created, ignore the advice to click the back button and instead click on the "Empty Page" link as shown below above and start editing!
Tips for creating pages:
* Choose a descriptive page name and link text: e.g. Not "My Machine", but rather "Brand X Three Axis Milling Machine Retrofit"
* Create pages in an organized manner: Describe what the page is about, create clear sections that flow
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