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= Quick Start Guide for IAP-Wiki  =
 
= Quick Start Guide for IAP-Wiki  =
  
The Internet opened up publishing to many people by reducing the cost of publishing; however, only one person or a limited group of individuals could create content for web sites.&nbsp; Wiki software opens the other end of the pipe by allowing anyone to contribute to the creation of a body of knowledge.&nbsp; This site is an effort to collect and organize a body of knowledge related to making pens and writing instruments of all kinds.&nbsp; Subjects may include materials, techniques, tools, and marketing of writing instruments.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>  
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The Internet opened up publishing to many people by reducing the cost of publishing; however, only one person or a limited group of individuals could create content for web sites.&nbsp; Wiki software opens the other end of the pipe by allowing anyone to contribute to the creation of a body of knowledge.&nbsp; This site is an effort to collect and organize a body of knowledge related to making pens and writing instruments of all kinds.&nbsp; Subjects may include materials, techniques, [[Image:]]tools, and marketing of writing instruments.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>  
  
 
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The content of IAP-Wiki can be updated by any member of IAP and you are encouraged to add to the body of knowledge.&nbsp;&nbsp; A&nbsp;"[[Sandbox|Sandbox]]" page permits you to experiment with WYSIWYG* editing without fear of impacting the content of the IAP-Wiki.&nbsp; You can even create additional pages in the Sandbox, but PLEASE&nbsp;start the Page Title with the word "Sandbox" so the Sandbox pages do not get mixed into the normal Wiki pages.  
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The content of IAP-Wiki can be updated by any member of IAP and you are encouraged to add to the body of knowledge.&nbsp;&nbsp; A&nbsp;"[[Sandbox|Sandbox]]" page permits you to experiment with WYSIWYG editing without fear of impacting the content of the IAP-Wiki.&nbsp; You can even create additional pages in the Sandbox, but PLEASE&nbsp;start the Page Title with the word "Sandbox" so the Sandbox pages do not get mixed into the normal Wiki pages.  
  
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<pre>WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get  - An editor that shows you substantially how the
 
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<br> Below is the Main Page display.&nbsp;
 
 
 
The Green area near the top has tabs that allow you to manipulate the current page.&nbsp;
 
 
 
The yellow area has information related to your activities in the Wiki.
 
 
 
The blue area items take you to items that help you understand the Wiki and how to Navigate, Edit, and Style pages.
 
 
 
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= Navigating  =
 
= Navigating  =
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The "search" box and "Go"&nbsp;button are used to locate "Pages" by name or terms contained in page title OR text.  
 
The "search" box and "Go"&nbsp;button are used to locate "Pages" by name or terms contained in page title OR text.  
  
The "Go"&nbsp;and "Search" are slightly different. &nbsp;
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If you type the exact Page Title of a page (excepting case), that page will appear on screen.&nbsp; If there is no page with an exact match, search results appear in two sections.&nbsp; "<span class="mw-headline">Page title matches" contains a list of pages where the search term appears in the Page Title. &nbsp; "Page text matches" lists pages where the search term appears in the text of the page.</span>  
 
 
Go &nbsp; If you type the exact Page Title of a page (excepting case), that page will appear on screen.&nbsp; If there is no page with an exact match, search results appear in two sections.&nbsp; "<span class="mw-headline">Page title matches" contains a list of pages where the search term appears in the Page Title. &nbsp; "Page text matches" lists pages where the search term appears in the text of the page.</span>  
 
  
 
<span class="mw-headline">Add an Asterisk (*) to the end of the string to show all variations of the search term</span>  
 
<span class="mw-headline">Add an Asterisk (*) to the end of the string to show all variations of the search term</span>  
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= Multiple References  =
 
= Multiple References  =
  
Pages can be "Redirected". For example "[[International Association of Penturners|IAP]]", "[[International Association of Penturners|Penturners.org]]", and "[[International Association of Penturners|International Association of Penturners]]"&nbsp;might all link to the same page.&nbsp; Select the page title you want and then click on the "Go" button. If the Page Title you clicked on does not exist, you can create the page by clicking on the redlink "<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Create this page</span>".&nbsp; Immediately below is a paragraph about "redlinks"  
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Pages can be "Redirected". For example "[[International Association of Penturners|IAP]]", "[[International Association of Penturners|Penturners.org]]", and "[[International Association of Penturners|International Association of Penturners]]"&nbsp;might all link to the same page.&nbsp; Select the page title you want and then click on the "Go" button. If the Page Title you clicked on does not exist, you can create the page by clicking on the redlink "Create this page".&nbsp; Immediately below is a paragraph about "redlinks"  
  
 
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= Penmaking<br> =
 
 
The penmaking box has entry points on how to perform common pen-making tasks and techniques.<br>
 
 
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= Toolbox  =
 
= Toolbox  =
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= Article Pages  =
 
= Article Pages  =
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= Content<br>  =
 
= Content<br>  =
  
Content in the Wiki should be in an "encyclopedia"&nbsp;format rather than in a forum style.&nbsp; Questions, suggestions, and assistance about the Wiki should be posted in the [http://www.penturners.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=118 IAP Wiki Forum].  
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Content in the Wiki should be in an "encyclopedia"&nbsp;format rather than in a forum style.&nbsp; Questions, suggestions, and assistance should be posted in the [http://www.penturners.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=118 IAP Wiki Forum].  
  
Questions about pen-turning or anything related should be posted in the appropriate IAP&nbsp;forum.<br> <br> <br>  
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== Adding Content to IAP-Wiki ==
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= Discussion Pages =
  
The creation of a Wiki is an extreme form of collaboration.&nbsp; Many people will add to the content of the Wiki and the WYSIWYG editor makes this easy to do.&nbsp; If you want to contribute to the IAP-Wiki, please visit the [[Editing Help|Editing Help]] and [[Style Guidelines|Style Guidelines]] pages for details.<br>  
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Each Article Page has&nbsp;a matching Discussion Page.&nbsp; Do not post questions in the Wiki.&nbsp; Questions should be asked and answered in the appropriate IAP&nbsp;Forum.&nbsp; The [http://www.penturners.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=118 IAP Wiki Forum] can be used to discuss page contents or the direction the Wiki should take.<br>  
  
If you intend to contribute to IAP-Wiki, please click on "my preferences" at the top of the page and enter your "real name", "signature", and "email address" on that page if it is not already filled in. This will enable notifications of page changes and&nbsp; Signature stamping, <br>  
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The Discussion page should only be used when a small group are collaborating on creating page content.<br>  
 
 
'''All the content of the Wiki has a complete HISTORY of it's contents, so any changes can be reviewed, reversed or combined easily.&nbsp; If you make a mistake, it is easily corrected!'''
 
  
 
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== Content History ==
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= Adding Content to IAP-Wiki =
  
Every Page has a History.&nbsp; You can see all the changes and who made them here.&nbsp; If you have made a mistake in adding or updating content, the changes can be examined, undone, combined, or merged here.
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The creation of a Wiki is an extreme form of collaboration.&nbsp; Many people will add to the content of the Wiki and the WYSIWYG editor makes this easy to do.&nbsp; If you want to contribute to the IAP-Wiki, please visit the [[Editing Help|Editing Help]] and [[Style Guidelines|Style Guidelines]] pages for details.<br>  
 
 
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= Discussion Pages  =
 
 
 
Each Article Page has&nbsp;a matching Discussion Page.&nbsp; Do not post questions in the Wiki.&nbsp; Questions should be asked and answered in the appropriate IAP&nbsp;Forum.&nbsp; The [http://www.penturners.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=118 IAP Wiki Forum] can be used to discuss page contents or the direction the Wiki should take.<br>  
 
  
The Discussion page should only be used when a small group are collaborating on creating page content.<br>
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If you intend to contribute to IAP-Wiki, please click on "my preferences" at the top of the page and enter your "real name", "signature", and "email address" on that page if it is not already filled in.  
  
 
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[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext_examples meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext_examples]  
 
[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext_examples meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext_examples]  
  
[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Advanced_editing meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Advanced_editing]&nbsp; This covers WIkiText, and does not have any information about he WYSIWYG editor.<br>  
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[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Advanced_editing meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Advanced_editing]&nbsp; This covers WIkiText, and does not have any information about he WYSIWYG editor.<br>
 
 
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