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This is a page to show students how to make pages on this wiki. As you have probably already found out, you need to log on to be able to make changes to any pages on this Wiki. Contact a member of the Media department staff to get a log on address. Basically, once you are logged on you click on the edit page link and start typing away. Try to organise your layout consistently by adding to the main body of text, before you click on the big A symbol above to create a new level 2 headline. :)


This is a test

Level 2 Headline

Once you have created a level 2 headline you can then input ideas and information that may be relevant but subordinate to the main body text.

Level 2 Headline II

Feel free to create as many sub-headings as you think necessary for your post. Click on 'show preview' or 'show changes' to look at your work in progress. Click on 'Save page' to commit changes and update.

Structure Tips

To make a bullet point list, start the sentence with an asterisk *, for example:

  • A
  • B
  • C

To make a numbered list, start the sentence with a hashtag #, for example:

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C

A heading has == X == either side, so to create a sub heading use === X ===, for example:


This will come up on the contents list at the top.

Embedding images

To embed an image (such as the Dr Who image below) you need to upload an image to the Wiki by going to the Upload file link in the Navigation bar on the left hand side of the screen. Upload the image (which then creates a new page entry into the Wiki). Note the name of the image eg Dr_Who.jpg, then click the Embedded file button above and replace the generic jpg file extension with the file name you have noted (eg Dr_Who). The image is placed according to where you type the file link, eg start of the line will be screen left.

Dr Who.jpg

Formatting Images

Each image can be formatted in certain areas by using the correct syntax when editing a page:


An example image

Only Name is required. Most images should use "[[File:Name|thumb|alt=Alt|Caption]]" and should not specify a size. The other details are optional and can be placed in any order.

Type "thumb" (or "thumbnail"; either can be followed by "=filename"), "frame" (or "framed"), or "frameless". Display the image with specific formatting (see below).

Border "border". Put a small border around the image.

Location "right", "left", "center" or "none". Determine the horizontal placement of the image on the page. This defaults to "right" for thumbnails and framed images.

Alignment "baseline", "middle", "sub", "super", "text-top", "text-bottom", "top", or "bottom". Vertically align the image with respect to adjacent text. This defaults to "middle".

Size "Widthpx" or "xHeightpx" or "WidthxHeightpx" or "upright" or "upright=Factor". Scale the image to be no greater than the given width or height, keeping its aspect ratio. With "upright", scale a thumbnail from its default size by the given factor (default 0.75), rounding the result to the nearest multiple of 10 pixels. Scaling up (i.e. stretching the image to a greater size) is disabled when the image is framed.

Link Link the image to a different resource, or to nothing. Must not be set for non-public domain images unless attribution is provided in some other fashion.

Alt Specify the alt text for the image. This is intended for visually impaired readers. See WP:ALT for how this should typically differ from the caption.

Caption Specify the image's caption. This is visible only if "frame" or "thumb" attribute is used, but may be displayed on mouseover in other cases.