Help:Wiki University Wikitext--Headers
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- Headers are the large printed words that head a section on the page.
- Headers create an editable section. You will notice the text "edit source" written in blue, within square brackets "[ ]" to the right of the header name. Put your mouse over it to see the words "Edit section: (name of the header)."
- By default, at least four headers will create a Table of Contents at the top of the page.
- To not have a Table of Contents, enter the coding __NOTOC__ before the first header (two underscores, NOTOC, two underscores).
The different sizes of headers
Wiki code for headers
- NOTICE "equal signs" on either side of the headers.
- NOTICE the number of equal signs determines size of font.
Uses of Headers
- Header One - creates the largest headers and are reserved for the titles of articles. DO NOT USE HEADER ONE IN YOUR EDITING. If you should put a header one on a page. the TITLE at the top of the page WILL DISAPPEAR.
- Header Two - most used header and has a line under it to separate the major sections.
- Header Three - used mostly as subheaders to header twos.
- Header Four - used mostly as subheaders to header threes.
- Header Five and Header Six - rarely used, but they do have their uses.
Header three is really a subsection of header two. It is poor writing practice to have just one header three under a header two. Be sure there are at least two. Otherwise change the header two to read what you would have put in header three. This goes for using header fours under header threes.
- When headers are created using equal signs, an edit box appears, within square brackets"[ ]" just to the right of the header name --- AFTER YOU HAVE SAVED YOUR CODING.
- Clicking on this allows you to edit the material under the header down to the next header, but nothing else on the page.
- This allows you to edit a small section rather than having to find it after clicking on at the top of the page and searching for that section through the entire page of code.
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