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Steve's 1-minute tutorial.

This tutorial isn't very pedagogic as it will start with an advanced directive... but it is so extremely useful for automatically generating a table of contents... By the way, to see the source of this page, click on the link http://wiki.lyx.org/Playground/StevesTutorial?action=source

I lied... did you notice? The tutorial actually started when I placed a pair of single quotes, ', around a word to mark it as emphasized. Another simple inline effect is making text monospace, or strong. These tags only work within a single line (hence inline).

Anyway, back to the table of contents. It'll generate a TOC from the headers, which you create like this:

Headers are marked by one or more '!' at the beginning of a line

This was a level-2 header, you get a level-1 header with a single '!'. Guess how you make a level-3 header...

Lists and indented paragraphs

  • Place an '*' first on the line to do a bullet item
    This paragraph is indented two level because of '-->'
  • This is another bullet item
    • Oooh.. a second level item!
  1. And this is an enumerated item

Creating links and pages

One of the big things with a wiki is that it's so easy to create links. For instance, simply writing http://wiki.lyx.org/Playground/StevesTutorial results in a link.

In order to create a link to another wiki page, you can simply write the name within square brackets, i.e. Sandbox will link to the page "Sandbox" within the same group (Playground in this case). If you want to create a link to a page within another group, say "LyX", try something like Welcome.

If you create a link to a wiki page that doesnt't exist, e.g. This page does not exist?, it'll show up with a question mark. Click on the question mark in order to create the page!

Or you can simply change the URI, telling the browser to go to page that doesn't exist. Then you'll be asked if you want to create the page.

Finally, here's what you do if you're lazy and don't want what you write to be interpreted as wiki markup. Place it withn [@...@], like this.

This text is   pre-formatted and shown with monospace.

Linebreaks are therefore also preserved. It's useful
for illustring code snippets etc.


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