Wiki Know How

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What is a Wikispace?

A Wikispace, in simple terms, is a group of web pages with “edit” buttons on them. You can collaborate with anyone you choose on your wikispace. You may want a place to keep information about your organization, or to easily manage your team's schedules. Wikispaces is simple enough for anyone to use, but has enough sophistication so that you can be creative and get things done.
If you are looking for more about what a wiki is, Common Craft has a simple and clear explanation. Take a look at their video.

How do I edit a page?

Each editable page on Wikispaces has an “Edit This Page” button at the top of the page. Sometimes the button will look slightly different or be in a different place but it should always be easily recognized. Click on this button to bring up the page editor. The page editor allows you to add text and pictures to a page and to format that page.

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What is the difference between the "visual" editor and "text" editor?

The Wikispaces editor has a visual mode and a plain text mode. The visual editor lets you see the final look and feel of a page before you save it. It's just like using a word processor. The text editor allows you to edit the raw wikitext of a page. It's useful when you want to get under the hood and tinker. We support the visual editor in Internet Explorer 6 and 7, Firefox 1.5 and 2.0. If your browser does not support the visual editor we will automatically load the text editor for you.
Click here to learn more about working in the Text Editor.

How can I format text?

When you are in the Edit mode for a page, you will see options on the toolbar at the top of the page. You can bold, italicize, underline, and bullet text; format text in various headings; or add a horizontal line break to your page. You can also change the font, color, alignment, or size of your text. To learn more about this, see the following section.

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If would like to learn more about formatting text in our text editor, see our wikitext page.

Can I change the color or size of text on my wiki page?

Wikispaces gives you the ability to format the font, color, and size of text on your page as well as to align text. To do so,

  1. Click “Edit This Page.”
  2. Highlight the text you wish to change
  3. Go to the text formatting icon in the toolbar

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- Here you will have the option to change the font style, font size and color, the background color for the font, or the alignment of the text.
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If you know CSS, you can switch to the “Advanced Mode” of the formatting tool and easily alter the CSS of the highlighted text.

How do I add a symbol to my page?

If you would like to add a special character to the page, such as a Euro sign € or superscript number ⁷, click “Edit This Page” and click on the Special Character icon

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in the toolbar.

Can I build my wiki in a language other than English?

Wikispaces stores all pages and message data in UTF-8. This means that you can build your wiki in nearly any language on earth and it will appear correctly.

How do I add or remove a link on my page?

  1. Click “Edit This Page.”
  2. Highlight the text you wish to link and click the chain-link icon in the toolbar to add a new link.
  3. Another window will come up with an option to create a link to a page in your wiki or to another website or wikispace. If you create a link to a page which hasn't yet been edited, the page name will be red. If the page already exists, the page name will appear green.
  4. To remove a link in the visual editor, put the cursor on the link, or highlight the link, and hit the broken chain-link icon.
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How do I edit a link already on my page?

  1. Click “Edit This Page.”
  2. Double click the link you wish to edit.
  3. The link tool will pop up and you can change your link there.


How do I add a link to a place within my page?

You can do this by adding an anchor to your page. To learn more about how these work, see our wikitext anchor section.

How do I spell check my work on the wiki?

Some browsers, including Firefox 2, have built in spell checkers, where misspelled words will be underlined in red. If you are using Internet Explorer, you can download a spell check browser extensions, such as ieSpell .

How do I make a new page based on a template?

If you already have a template:

  1. Click “New Page” in the left sidebar.
  2. Select the template to start from. (For Team Leader pages, select “Team Leader Template”)
  3. Create your new page.
  4. You can then edit your page based on the template or save it as is.
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Still have questions?? Try the "Help" link at the top right of this page, or down below!

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