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This is an extremely quick introduction to using Wiki and TWiki. The "real" introduction (which you should read when you get time) is at WelcomeGuest.

Essential Concepts

  • Wiki is an approach to web-based colaboration
  • TWiki is the specific Wiki software we use
  • The TWiki system is divided into major sections, called "Webs"
  • Each web consists of web pages called "Topics"
  • Topic pages are mostly plain text, with a few special TextFormattingRules
  • Topics are named by using a "WikiWord"

Creating and Editing Topics

You need to be one of the TWikiUsers to make changes. You can self-register there.

Click the "Edit" link at the bottom of an existing Topic to make changes to that page.

To create a new Topic:

  1. Edit an existing Topic.
  2. Add a reference to the soon-to-be topic, complete with a WikiWord.
  3. Save you changes.
  4. Click the question mark (?) next to your newly-created WikiWord.

Text Formatting Basics

  • Paragraphs are separated by multiple sequential linebreaks
  • Bare URLs are automatically turned into hyperlinks
  • Typing a WikiWord in the text automatically creates a hyperlink
  • Use "WebName.TopicName" to link between webs

Learn By Example

Look at this page's Wiki source to learn by example. To do so, click the "More" link at the bottom, and then click the "View Source" link on the resulting page. You will find that the syntax is almost self-explanatory, once you see it. Tip: Open two browser windows, one with the source, one with the "renders" view, and compare them side-by-side.

More Information

There are all in thw TWiki Web.


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