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Basic Text Formatting

The Wiki-Syntax given in this section can be located anywhere in the text so that specific characters, words, or sentences can be emphasized.

Color Font

Text can be any color you want it to be. Two Tildes (~) are used followed by the name of a color and a Colon (:) to specify the start of the Colored Text. Two other Tildes (~) are used to end the Colored Text.

Example: This text is Red produces:
This text is Red


Color font can also be specified using HTML colors. HTML colors use 3 pairs of Hex numbers; one for Red, Blue, & Green so that 00 00 00 would produce white. The syntax is two Tildes (~) followed by the Pound (#) character and the Hex Numbers with a Colon (:) followed by the text to be colored. Two Tildes (~) mark the end of the Colored Text.

Example: This text is the color Magenta produces:
This text is the color Magenta


As of 3.0, the syntax was enhanced to also support background color changing.
Example: This text is blue with yellow background
This text is blue with yellow background

(click the + to open)
Web-Safe HTML Colors

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Bold Text

Two Underscore (_) characters are used to make text Bold.

Example: This Text is Bold produces:
This Text is Bold


Italic Text

Two Single Quote (') characters are used to make text Italic.

Example: This Text is Italic produces:
This Text is Italic


Underlined Text

Three Equal (=) characters are used to underline text.

Example: This Text is Underlined produces:
This Text is Underlined


Strikethrough text

3.x

version 2.x

Example:
This text uses strikethrough
produces:
This text uses strikethrough.





Centered Text

Two Colon (:) characters are used to Center text. The Centered Text can be centered within a Box, a Table, or almost anything else.

Example:
This Text is Centered
produces:

This Text is Centered


Monospaced Text for Code

Monospaced Text is useful when displaying Code and can be created in two ways. The easiest is to start a new line with one or more spaces. The Minus (-) and Plus (+) character combination can also be used to specify a Monospaced Text. See also PluginMono for another way to apply the Monospace font.

Example: This Text uses a Monospaced Font produces:
This Text uses a Monospaced Font

Image If using a Monospaced Font, be sure to keep the line length short. If the lines are too long, they will push the right column out of the browser display area.
exclaim The Leading Space Monospaced Font is disabled on many sites.

Superscript and subscript

Use the {TAG} plugin (also see PluginTag).

Example:

This text is
Error Plugin execution pending approval

This plugin was recently added or modified. Until an editor of the site validates the parameters, execution will not be possible.

script.

produces:
This text is super script.

This text is
Error Plugin execution pending approval

This plugin was recently added or modified. Until an editor of the site validates the parameters, execution will not be possible.

script.

produces:
This text is sub script.


Image Another alternative is to use the {SUB} and {SUP} plugins which are documented at PluginSub and PluginSup.

Text box

Apply one caret at start and end of text to be in a box.

Example:
This Text is in a box
produces:


This Text is in a box


NOTE: This CSS style is called "simplebox" and may look different or may not exist, depending on your theme CSS.

Plain Text

To turn off tiki formatting, surround your text with 'np' a.k.a. 'no processing' tags

Example: This ''text'' is __not__ being ===formatted=== produces:

This text is not being formatted

NOTE: np tags cannot be used within an np block. To display an unprocessed tag, escape all the characters (not just the tildes) while in normal processing mode: ~126~~110~~112~~126~ produces: ~np~ ~126~~47~~110~~112~~126~ produces:

Headings

Headings are formed by starting the line with one, two, or three exclamation marks ("!", "!!", or "!!!").

Note regarding customizing the appearance of headings: If you need to change the CSS property of a heading in the wikitext (by editing the theme stylesheet), be aware that a heading labeled "h1" (made with one exclamation point) is actually an HTML h2 heading, h2 is actually an HTML h3, and so on.

This is because, consistent with semantic layout, there should be only one h1 heading on a page, so in Tiki h1 is reserved for the page title. Although it may seem confusing to map the heading sizes down one level this way, it was decided as better than labeling the wikitext headings something like h2 to h5, with h1 apparently missing.

So to change the appearance of a wikipage's "h2" headings for example, actually it is the h3 selector in the stylesheet that needs to be edited (or .wikitext h3, if the theme has rules for wikitext headings in addition to default heading rules).

Numbered Headings

In tiki 2.0 and above, you can create numbered headings using a combination of the ! and # characters

1. My Heading will produce "1.0 My Heading"

1.1. My Secondary Heading will produce "1.1 My Secondary Heading"

1.1.1. My Tertiary Heading will produce "1.1.1 My Tertiary Heading"

See: Headings

LineBreak (forced)

Basic WIKI markup language don't include "linebreak" element.
Nevertheless with TIKI you can use special command to force linebreaks into a text :
line break code (
), like so:

text
text
text

will look like this:
text
text
text

Indent

Indent is formed by the combination of the ; and : characters. ; must appear at the beginning of a line and : must appear between introduction text and the indented text. The introduction text portion is useful for forming definition type indention like Example 1 below. However the introduction text can be eliminated by simply including ;: together followed by the text as shown in Example 2.

Example 1:

Intro Text
First example of indented text

produces:
Intro Text
First example of indented text

Example 2:

2nd example of indented text

2nd example of indented text


Using Square Brackets

If you wish to include square brackets in your text (i.e. as regular text and not a link) simply add an additional open bracket to start. E.g.

[this would not be a link]

Would render like this...

this would not be a link

Non-breaking space

Use   to add the HTML " " for a non-breaking space.

Comments

Wiki Comments


Will be kept in the Wiki source file but not seen when the HTML page is generated or HTML page source is viewed.

HTML Comments

Will be kept in the Wiki source file and will generate an HTML comment of the form
An HTML comment will not be seen when the page is viewed but will be seen when the HTML page source is viewed.


Displaying code

You enter code blocks by enclosing the block between

and

.
This is a WikiPlugin, which extends the WikiSyntax.

To Indent a Text Block

Enclose text in a blockquote using HTML to indent a section / block of text.

text
text
text

This will display as:
text
text
text

You can also use the indent code (;:), and line break code (
), like so:
text
text
text


Created by Peter Ramsden3328 points . Last Modification: Tuesday 25 of February, 2014 16:49:41 GMT by Peter Ramsden3328 points . (Version 2)