Author Topic: Wiki Formatting Tips, Tricks, Assistance & Peer Review  (Read 301 times)

JeVondair

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It occurred to me that those of us who are interested in actively documenting our adventures and histories should have a place to come together, share knowledge, and assist one another in our various projects. I know that I, personally, am perpetually in need of help from wiki-wizards who are more knowledgeable than I.
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That being said, i need help formatting a table. I recently created a newspaper for SOS and I don't understand how to alter the table's syntax to better-display the information I want up there. if anyone can assist or direct me, I'd appreciate the help!


http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/Obia%27Syela/Newspaper_-_The_Mute_Herald

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I'd like to tell you that you can use the preview button whenever you're changing a page.

No need to push 45 changes through ;-) Just preview and push once.

That being said, for editing tables:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Table
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I'd like to tell you that you can use the preview button whenever you're changing a page.

No need to push 45 changes through ;-) Just preview and push once.
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Lol thanks, I know how bad I am.


Will review that link asap, I appreciate the assist!
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I've made a script a while back to make it very easy to put battle reports on the wiki to save them for all times. A few things to mention1) It's in VBA, so you need to have microsoft word on your computer. If you don't, sorry. 2) I've described step by step how to use it, but if anything is unclear just hit me up here or on Discord:
https://discordapp.com/channels/386317706158276610/386317706695016462

The script to do it and step by step guide:
http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/Battle_Reports#Code_to_paste_in_module:

*Updated version, the battle report now also autofills most of a military infobox to make it even cooler. ** Still plan to autofill the last remaining categories as well, but that requires some more extensive code. So still to be done
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I did not have time to write much else yesterday, but here's basically what I'm doing when editing wiki:

Either I find a page which is using this feature (tables, templates,..) and copy code from there
or I just go to google and do 'wiki editing [tables]' (insert your specific question there) and you'll definitely find your answer as well.
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