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To create a new wiki page, 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 click the "insert/edit link" button in the visual editor menu.  Then insert a descriptive page title ("Page") and description which will be the linked text on the page.
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===Creating a New Wiki Page===
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Unintuitively, you first create a link to the page you want to make before you can make the page. 
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To make a new page:
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# Create an account and confirm through e-mail
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# Click 'edit' on the on the page or section where you want the link to your page to appear
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# Place the cursor on the line where you want your link and either right-click and choose "insert/edit link" or click on the "insert/edit link" in the visual editor menu bar
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# 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.
  
[[File:insert_link.gif|none|link=]]
 
  
 
[[File:InsertLinkPopUp.gif|none|link=]]
 
[[File:InsertLinkPopUp.gif|none|link=]]
  
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!
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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=]]
 
[[File:EmptyPageLink.gif|none|border|link=]]
  
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===If the pop-up fails===
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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:
  
Tips for creating pages:
 
  
* Choose a descriptive page name and link text: Not "My Machine", but rather "Three Axis Milling Machine Retrofit"
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<nowiki>Example: [[insert page name | insert linked text]]</nowiki>
* Create pages in an organized manner: Describe what the page is about, create clear sections that flow
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<nowiki>Example: [[Wiring Single Ended Encoders | Information on how to wire single-ended encoders]]</nowiki>
  
[[Test1]]
 
  
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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 above and start editing!
  
[[Test123]]
 
  
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Tips for creating pages:
  
[[Now is the time]]
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* Choose a descriptive page name and link text: e.g. Not "My Machine", but rather "Brand X Three Axis Milling Machine Retrofit"
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* Create pages in an organized manner: Describe what the page is about, create clear sections that flow

Latest revision as of 00:42, 19 October 2015

Creating a New Wiki Page

Unintuitively, you first create a link to the page you want to make before you can make the page. 

To make a new page:

  1. Create an account and confirm through e-mail
  2. Click 'edit' on the on the page or section where you want the link to your page to appear
  3. Place the cursor on the line where you want your link and either right-click and choose "insert/edit link" or click on the "insert/edit link" in the visual editor menu bar
  4. 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.


InsertLinkPopUp.gif

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!

EmptyPageLink.gif

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 [[ followed by the page name then followed by ]].  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:


Example: [[insert page name | insert linked text]]

Example: [[Wiring Single Ended Encoders | Information on how to wire single-ended encoders]]


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 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