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Help:WikiText editor - Edit toolbar

In compatible browsers, an edit toolbar can be automatically displayed with the edit box, provided that this has been set in the preferences. It appears automatically for editors who are not logged in. This functions partly as a typing aid and partly as a reminder of the available functions. All the functions are available simply by using wikitext conventions and typing the code directly into the edit box (such as [[link]] ). If you do much editing you may find that you get comfortable with wikitext for many things, but still rely on the toolbar when you can't recall the syntax, need special characters, or to insert a figure. The toolbar works with Internet Explorer, the Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey, Firefox, Konqueror, Safari, Opera and Google Chrome. RTENOTITLE

In Mozilla browsers, IE, and Chrome you can format existing text by highlighting the text you want to format and clicking the relevant button on the toolbar. If you click a button without selecting any text, sample text will be inserted at the cursor's position (like so: Bold text). In other browsers, clicking on the button presents an explanation for that feature. (Pre-release 9.0 versions of Opera browser also seem to support the advanced functionality.)

Wikitext help pages

List of functions

Icon Function What it shows when editing What it shows on the page
RTENOTITLE Bold or strong emphasis
' ' 'abc' ' '
RTENOTITLE Italic or emphasis
' 'abc' '
Internal link Internal link
External link External link
Embedded file Insert image
Ignore wiki formatting Ignore wiki formatting
abc '''[[Bold text]]'''
abc '''[[Bold text]]'''
RTENOTITLE Sign talk comments (with time stamp) Not used in PetroWiki Not used in PetroWiki
Vector toolbar redirect button.png Automatically [[1]] to another page
#REDIRECT [[abc]]
Preview a redirect page
Vector toolbar insert new line button.png Standard line break
text before
text before
Vector toolbar superscript button.png Superscript (math: index notation)
other textabc
Vector toolbar subscript button.png Subscript (chemical formulas)
other textabc
Vector toolbar small text button.png Smaller text
other textabc
Vector toolbar picture gallery button.png Picture gallery

Vector toolbar insert table button.png Insert table
{| class="wikitable"
! Name !! Description
| [[Widget]] || ' 'Great' ' thing
| [[Gadget]] || Even ' ' 'better' ' '
Name Description
Widget Great thing
Gadget Even better
Vector toolbar insert reference button.png Insert a reference (citation footnote)
99% of all widgets are cool.This is the footnote text. More text.
99% of all widgets are cool.[1] More text.
(At footer of page:)
  1. This is the footnote text.