Using Medacad Wiki
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Getting started with Editing Articles

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Adding a horizontal bar above each section

  • Use theline_break.pngbutton

Adding table of contents

  • In the editor, type toc.png to generate a table of contents.
  • Whatever appears in the table of contents will correspond to words in the format of Headings.
  • To standardise, article name is not a Heading, while article sections are Heading 1. All other article text are Normal.
  • Refer to the page called “normal page template” for an example. http://medacad.wikispaces.com/normal+page+template
  • You can also use this template by creating a new page and choosing the template

Changing font size and styles

  • font_tool.pnglets you choose font size and styles
  • Default font should be Arial, 14px
  • You can change the colour of individual words by specifying the font colour.
  • To avoid unnecessary hassle with HTML and formatting madness, stick to the “normal page template” format. Unless you’re well versed with webdesign and coding, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COME UP WITH FUNKY FONTS/STYLES because they will screw up the whole page

Adding links

  • link_tool.pngallows you to link to pages within the wiki or external pages, should be self explanatory, except anchors (see below)


Anchors


  • Notice how sometimes a Wikipedia link leads you to the exact section in a related article when you click it? (eg. “culture of Singapore” link leads you directly to article of Singapore, “Culture” section)
  • This is done by using the anchor function in thelink_tool.pngbutton
  • Step 1: click on exact spot you want to jump to (say, “Culture” section)
  • Step 2: click Link, select Anchor tab.
  • Step 3: name the anchor (eg. Culture of Singapore). Now this is there you’ll jump to when you click on your link.
  • Step 4: go to the place you want to create the link from (say, “culture of Singapore”)
  • Step 5: click Link, click “link to anchor?”, enter the anchor’s page, as well as the anchor name you made earlier in step 3 (Culture of Singapore).
  • Step 6: click Apply Link



General principles for editing articles

  • Avoid long unnecessary lines detailing physiology
  • Avoid long unclassified lists
  • Use links liberally to minimise unnecessary extra information on the main article, also to wikify it
  • Use horizontal dividers to separate sections
  • Use BOLD and underlines to denote important must-know parts, leave the rest for reader to remember/forget. Profs are happy enough if you’d list the salient points.


Formatting

  • In general, stick to the “normal page template”. Failure to do so might cost you a lot of time and trouble trying to figure out how to change font, font size, font colour, etc.
  • Heading 1 is used for main headings (eg. Introduction, Pathogenesis, Management, etc)
  • Heading 2 is used for sub headings (eg. under Management, there’s pharmacological management and non-pharmacological management)
  • And so on for Headings 3, 4…
  • Normal is used for bread and butter text.
  • Page title is NOT a Heading. This is so that it doesn’t annoying pop up in the table of contents. It should be the normal font at 150%.
  • Technicality: in the Font tool, there is an option to choose the font size by percentage. Modifying this does not modify the real font size, it only modifies the displayed font size. For example, a line may be 14px, but set at 150%, it appears like it is 21px. The implication is that you can select the whole page, convert everything to a certain real font size (say 10px), and the ratios stay the same (i.e. those that are 150% are still 50% bigger than the 100% ones)

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