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Formatting Text

One unique aspect of a wiki is the way in which you format text. You use a markup language based on common keyboard symbols. For example, an exclamation point (!) preceding a word turns that word into a headline. Putting an asterisk (*) before a word or sentence creates a bullet list. Wiki markup is quite flexible: You can set words in boldface or italics, create different levels of headings, and even build simple tables.

Here’s a sample of some simple wiki markup:

! A Headline
Here is some text. Some of it is ’’’bold’’’ and some of it is in ’’italics’’.
* A list
* With not two
* But three items

When published, it will look like Figure 1.

Figure 1

Figure 1 How wiki markup looks when published.

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