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This tutorial is meant to explain the basics of editing to you. If you look at our table of contents, you will see that it is neatly ordered into sections and subsections that will help you understand how to properly edit this site. This may look like alot, but it's really not, and if you read it all we guarantee you'll never be stumped about what to do on this site.

Text Edit

Bold text Edit

You put three apostrophes around text to make it bold.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
'''Bold text''' Bold text


Italic text Edit

You put two apostrophes around text to make it italic.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
''Italic text'' Italic text


Bold and italic text Edit

You put five apostrophes around text to make it bold and italic.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
'''''Emphasized text''''' Emphasized text


Internal links Edit

Internal links are words that when clicked on will send you to another page within the AOI site. You put two brackets around the words you want to link to.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
[[Pink Floyd]] Pink Floyd


If you want to link to an article that doesn't have the exact name as the text you've typed, you make two brackets, type the articles name, type a line ( | ), type the name you want to show in the text, and end with two more brackets.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
[[Pink Floyd | an English band]] an English band


External links Edit

External links (a.k.a., hyperlinks) are words that when clicked on will send you to another website or webpage on the Internet. To create an external link, type the FULL web address of the link's location, and put it in brackets.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
[http://www.yahoo.com] [1]


To add a word or phrase that will show up in place of the link, add a space after the address but still within the brackets, and type the word or phrase you want.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
[http://www.yahoo.com Yahoo's homepage] Yahoo's homepage


Headings, subheadings, and superheadings Edit

To make a heading for an article section, you put two equal signs around the text.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
== Heading == (We can't show the result in a table, but it will be exactly like the section title "Text" above.)


To make a subheading under a heading, you put three equal signs around the text.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
=== Subheading === (We can't show the result in a table, but it will be exactly like the subsection title "Headings, subheadings, and superheadings" above.)


You can create rather large superheadings by putting one equals sign on either side of the text. These look like headings, only with larger text. The use of these should be avoided, as headings do the same job and aren't as obstructing as superheadings.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
= Superheading = (We can't show the result in a table, but it will be exactly like the section title "Text", only lager.)



Images Edit

Uploading images Edit

You can upload images by clicking the "Upload Image" link at the top of any page on the AOI site, or by going to the page Special:Upload. Only images uploaded to this site can be used on this sight. COPYING AND PASTING WILL NOT WORK. Also note that it is rather unlikely a virus will infect your computer if you upload, because you are sending files from you computer to the Internet, not downloading something new and potentially infected onto your computer.


Inserting Images Edit

You can insert an already downloaded image by typing [[Image:Image File Name.Image File Type]]. The file name is whatever the user who uploaded the image decided to name it. The file type can be any number of things, such as jpg, svg, png, gif, bmp, or any number of others, although jpg is the most common. The file format is on the image's main page.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
[[Image:Syd with marshmellows.jpg]] Syd with marshmellows


You can change the size of the picture by adding a line after the file type and typing the number of pixels you want it to be, followed by px.

For example:
You type this: This comes out:
[[Image:Syd with marshmellows.jpg | 100px]] Syd with marshmellows


If you want to change the images location on the page and/or add a caption, you would add a line after the file format, type "thumb", add another line, type left or right depending where you want the picture, add another line, type a caption, add another line, and then add the pixel size.

For example, you type this:


[[Image:Syd with marshmellows.jpg | thumb | left | Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd | 100px]]


and this comes out:

Syd with marshmellows

Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd



If you don't put thumb, typing left or right will have no result. If you don't type left or right, the image will go to the right by default. If you don't type a caption, no caption will appear. And if you don't type any pixel size, the image will automatically become the sixe of the original picture uploaded.





Videos Edit

Embedding videos Edit

The easiest way to embed a video onto an AOI page is to embed it from the video sharing website Youtube. To do this you type <youtube>, insert the video's file name (this is everything in its web address after watch?v=), and end it with </youtube>.

For example, to insert the video located at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7Nw__6HVws (whose file name is R7Nw__6HVws) you would type:

<youtube> R7Nw__6HVws </youtube>


And this would come out: