Adding a 'how to'
'How to' Guides are a little more generic than information on a specific project but generally more specific than the workflow in a typical machine's page. If you are adding a 'how to' guide, see if there is any info that you are including that could be usefully added to the machine's main page's workflow section.
Starting a new guide
- You will need to be logged in to have editing privileges, if you do not have an account set up, get one here.
- The easiest way to create a new page is to create a link to it and then click the link.
- To create a link from this page to your new page, click 'Edit' (top right of this page) - if you do your editing in a new tab/page in your browser (hold down the Command key while clicking 'Edit' if you are using a Mac) you will be able to refer to these instructions as you proceed
- Underneath the text '== How to Guides ==' type two square opening brackets, the name for your guide and two closing square brackets so that it looks something like this: [[My Guide to doing Something]]. The double square brackets make a link to a page on this wiki.
- Click 'Save Page' (bottom left of the editing page) and you should see this page with the link to your new page. This link should be red because the page has not been created yet. If the link is not red then the page has already been created - either add to the existing page or change the name of your guide (by doing previous steps and changing the text in the square brackets.
- Click the link - the new empty page will be displayed.
- If there is a page that looks fairly similar to how you want your guide laid out, just copy and paste it.
- Go to the page you want to copy.
- Go into edit mode.
- Copy the page source code.
- Paste it into the source code editing area of your new page.
- Modify the text as necessary.
Useful Info on Editing Wiki Pages
The following are links to wikipedia pages with information on editing. If you find any others that are useful to you, please add them here.