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<h3> General Editing Basics </h3>
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== Wiki Editing is as Easy as 1-2-3! ==
<p><b>All registered users of FamilySearch Wiki are invited to edit or add to Wiki articles.</b>
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</p><p>Watch a <a href="https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FS_index.html?v=https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/Wiki-Edit">video demonstration</a> of how to do basic editing.  
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'''All registered users of FamilySearch Wiki are invited to edit or add to Wiki articles.'''
</p><p>There&#160;are a few things you should know about editing:
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Watch a [https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FS_index.html?v=https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/Wiki-Edit video demonstration] of how to do basic editing.
<ul><li>You must be signed-in to edit. If you haven't previously registered, <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Registration Demo">click here</a> to register.
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</li><li>To edit a page in the Wiki, you must click on the <b>Edit This Page</b> button on the top right of the page. You may also edit only one section of a page by clicking on the <b>Edit</b> button to the top right of the section heading.
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=== Editing rules, editing conventions, and formatting  ===
</li><li>You may <a href="Share your knowledge by adding to the Wiki">add to or edit a page</a> in the Wiki. You may also <a href="Help:Copying and Pasting into a Wiki Page">copy and paste into a Wiki page</a>.
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</li><li>You must click the <b>Save page</b> button at the bottom of the editing page to save your work.<br>
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The number one rule of wiki editing, is to ''be bold''. Dive in and make changes. So have confidence, and give it a try! You can correct mistakes later. There can be all kinds of editing conventions, rules, and philosophy governing the editing of wiki pages, but the "be bold" rule overrides these!  
</li><li>You may sometimes encounter "disgruntled" or even "mean" people on the Wiki. Please read the Wiki <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Policies">policies</a> and <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles">guiding principles</a> to learn how to deal with such situations or receive help in the <a href="http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=56">FamilySearch Wiki Forums</a>.
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In general try to write clearly and concisely and make sure you are always aiming to do something which improves the wiki contents. An edit might be to contribute whole paragraphs or pages full of information, or it could be as simple as fixing a typo or spelling mistake.  
<h3> Editing rules, editing conventions, and formatting  </h3>
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<p>The number one rule of wiki editing, is to <i>be bold</i>. Dive in and make changes. Other people can correct mistakes later, so have confidence, and give it a try! There can be all kinds of editing conventions, rules, and philosophy governing the editing of wiki pages, but the "be bold" rule overrides these!  
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It is recommended that you first practice by making[[Help:simple edits you can make | small simple edits]]. Then move on to making larger edits or added new content. Latter you might decide to [[Create a page not linked from an existing page| create your own article]].
</p><p>In general try to write clearly and concisely and make sure you are always aiming to do something which improves the wiki contents. An edit might be to contribute whole paragraphs or pages full of information, or it could be as simple as fixing a typo or spelling mistake.  
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</p><p>When you need to use some type of formatting e.g. new headings or bold text, you do this using wiki syntax. See <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Help:Formatting">Help:Formatting</a> for some of the common types of formatting used.  
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You may sometimes encounter "disgruntled" or even "mean" people on the Wiki. If you do, please read the Wiki [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|policies]] and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|guiding principles]] to learn how to deal with such situations.
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=== Before you edit your first article  ===
<h3> Before you edit an article  </h3>
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<p>Before you edit your first article, you should:
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*If you haven't previously registered, [[FamilySearch Wiki:Registration Demo|click here]] to register.
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*Sign in to the FamilySearch website.
<ol><li><a href="Help:How to Register with the Wiki">Register with the Wiki</a>
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*Go to the article you want to edit.
</li><li><a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles">Review Wiki guiding principles</a>
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</li><li><a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Policies">Understand Wiki publishing policies</a>
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At some point you will also want to review the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles| Wiki guiding principles]] and the
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[[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies| Wiki publishing policies]].
<h3> Steps in Editing an Article  </h3>
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<p>1. Sign in to the FamilySearch website. If you haven't previously registered, <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Registration Demo">click here</a> to register.  
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== Editing ==
</p><p>2. Search for the article you want to edit. In the search box, type the name or title of the article you want to edit. Press the <b>Search</b> button. Otherwise, <a href="Create a page not linked from an existing page">learn how to create a new article</a>.  
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</p><p>3. After clicking the <b>Search</b> button, you will see the search results page. Find the article you want to edit and click on the title to open the article.  
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1. To edit anywhere on the page, click '''Edit This Page''' at the top right or click the '''Edit''' in the navigation boxes to the right. But it might be easier to edit just one section, then click the '''Edit Icon''' to the right of the section heading. After any of the above clicks, the editing box will open.  
</p><p>4. Click <b>Edit</b> in the navigation bar page options,&#160;<b>Edit This Page</b> at the top of the page, or the<b>Edit Icon</b> out to the side of the heading. &#160;After clicking,&#160;the editing box will open.  
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</p><p>5. In the editing box, begin typing new text or editing existing text in the article. You may use the toolbar at the top of the editing window to format text, <a href="Create an internal link">insert links to other pages</a>, <a href="Create an external link">insert links to other websites</a>, and <a href="Help:Tables">add tables</a>. For more details about how you can edit, <a href="Help:FCK Editor">learn more about the editing toolbar.</a> You may also <a href="Help:Submitting images for approval">insert images or files into an article</a>.  
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</p><p>6. While editing, use the <b>Show Preview</b> button frequently. This allows you to review the edits and changes you've made and prevents your wiki <u><i>session</i></u> from timing out after twenty minutes of no activity. If your session times out, you will lose all the work you've done.
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2. Click in the editing box, where you want to make a change. Adding text in this wiki is done just like any word processor, such as Word or Open Office. Deleting text is the same also. Most all the techniques you learned about using the mouse or the arrow keys also applies.
</p><p><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Preview.png" _fck_mw_filename="Preview.png" alt="" />
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*For some common operations with the editor, see [[Help:The Editing Tool (FCK Editor)|Using the FCK Editor]].
</p><p>We recommend you <b>Save</b> your work periodically, especially before you start reading reference material, after you enter a paragraph, or in stages while working on a time intensive task such as creating a table or list.
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*For more information on contributing to the FamilySearch Research Wiki, please visit the [[Help:Contributor Help|Edit and Contribute Page]]
</p><p>7. After making any changes, be sure to <u><i>summarize</i></u> your changes in the <b>Summary</b> field below the editor window, and then <u><i>save</i></u> your work.  
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*Also you might see wording with marks other than strictly text. If you look closely they usually come in pairs, one before a word or phrase and a similar one after. This pairing of marks around that word or phrase sets it off for something special, such as making it bold or making it a link to somewhere else. You can edit all this as well, see [[Help:Formatting|Common types of formatting used]].
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=== Preview  ===
</p><p>To save, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the <b>Save page</b> button. <i>WARNING: If you navigate away from your article without saving, your work will be lost. This includes clicking on links in the preview mode, and clicking the <b>back</b> button on your browser after saving. Remember, after saving the page, you may click the <b>Edit</b> link again to add or edit more material.</i>
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3. It's a good idea to use the “'''{{int:showpreview}}'''” button to see what your change will look like. This gives you a chance to catch your mistakes before its saved or to see other changes than need to be made.
<h3> Edit Summary  </h3>
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<p>Before you save a change, you can enter a short note in the <b><span class="fck_mw_template">{{int:summary}}</span></b> box describing your changes. Don't worry too much about this, or spend too much time thinking about it, but try to give a little description of what you just changed e.g. "<i>fixed typo</i>" or "<i>added more information about sunflowers</i>".  
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</p><p>The summary gets stored alongside your edit, and allows people to <a href="Help:Tracking changes">track changes</a> in the wiki more effectively.  
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=== Edit Summary  ===
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4. Before you save a change, you should enter a short note in the '''{{int:summary}}''' box describing your changes.
<p>It's a good idea to use the “<b><span class="fck_mw_template">{{int:showpreview}}</span></b>” button to see what your change will look like, before you save it. This is also related to <a href="Help:Tracking changes">tracking changes</a> because every time you save, this is displayed to others as a separate change. This isn't something to worry about too much, but it's good to get into the habit of eliminating mistakes in your own work, by using a preview before saving, rather than saving several minor corrections afterwards. &#160;Be sure to click on the <b>Save</b> button at the bottom of the page after you preview or you will lose your edits.
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<h3> Save  </h3>
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<p>Be sure to save all of your edits by clicking on the <b>Save</b> button under the bottom left hand corner of the edit box. &#160;If you are doing extensive editing, it is a good idea to save your work periodically so you don't risk losing it. &#160;Remember, previewing your changes does not save them, you must still click on the <b>Save</b> button.
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No need to write down every detail, just try to give a simple little description of the changes you made e.g. "''fixed typo''" or "''added more information about sunflowers''". This summary gets stored alongside your edit, and allows others to [[Help:Tracking changes|track changes]] in the wiki more effectively. For more information on this, see [[Help:Edit summary|Edit Summary]].
<h3> Things you can do while editing articles  </h3>
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<ul><li>You can <a href="Help:How to Convert a Microsoft Office Document into Wiki Format">import text from other sources</a>
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=== Save  ===
</li><li>You can <a href="Help:Adding Links">add an internal link to a page within the Wiki</a>
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</li><li>You can <a href="Help:Adding Links">add an external link to a page at another Web site</a>
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5. It is recommend you '''Save''' your work periodically, especially if working on a time intensive task. After about 15 minutes of no activity, you will be '''automatically logged out'''. Therefore you will '''lose all the work''' since the last time that a save was done. If you save often, this will not happen.
</li><li>You can <a href="Help:Adding Links">create a new page linked from an existing page</a>
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</li><li>You can <a href="Copying and Pasting into a Wiki Page">copy and paste</a> text into the Wiki
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</li><li>You can <a href="Insert an uploaded image in an article">insert images into articles</a> after <a href="Help:Submitting images for approval">images are approved</a>
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</li><li>You can <a href="Help:How to add citations">add citations to pages</a>
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Congratulations! You have just edited a Wiki page!
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<p>For more information on contributing to the FamilySearch Research Wiki, please visit the <a href="Help:Contributor Help">Edit and Contribute Page</a><br>
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<ol><li>Before you can edit, you must first sign in. If you haven't previously registered, <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Registration Demo">click here</a> to register.
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Latest revision as of 06:59, 25 May 2015

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Help-content.png This help article will guide you as you edit in the Wiki. See Contributor Help for more help articles.


Contents

Wiki Editing is as Easy as 1-2-3!

All registered users of FamilySearch Wiki are invited to edit or add to Wiki articles.

Watch a video demonstration of how to do basic editing.

Editing rules, editing conventions, and formatting

The number one rule of wiki editing, is to be bold. Dive in and make changes. So have confidence, and give it a try! You can correct mistakes later. There can be all kinds of editing conventions, rules, and philosophy governing the editing of wiki pages, but the "be bold" rule overrides these!

In general try to write clearly and concisely and make sure you are always aiming to do something which improves the wiki contents. An edit might be to contribute whole paragraphs or pages full of information, or it could be as simple as fixing a typo or spelling mistake.

It is recommended that you first practice by making small simple edits. Then move on to making larger edits or added new content. Latter you might decide to create your own article.

You may sometimes encounter "disgruntled" or even "mean" people on the Wiki. If you do, please read the Wiki policies and guiding principles to learn how to deal with such situations.

Before you edit your first article

  • If you haven't previously registered, click here to register.
  • Sign in to the FamilySearch website.
  • Go to the article you want to edit.

At some point you will also want to review the Wiki guiding principles and the Wiki publishing policies.

Editing

1. To edit anywhere on the page, click Edit This Page at the top right or click the Edit in the navigation boxes to the right. But it might be easier to edit just one section, then click the Edit Icon to the right of the section heading. After any of the above clicks, the editing box will open.

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2. Click in the editing box, where you want to make a change. Adding text in this wiki is done just like any word processor, such as Word or Open Office. Deleting text is the same also. Most all the techniques you learned about using the mouse or the arrow keys also applies.

  • For some common operations with the editor, see Using the FCK Editor.
  • For more information on contributing to the FamilySearch Research Wiki, please visit the Edit and Contribute Page
  • Also you might see wording with marks other than strictly text. If you look closely they usually come in pairs, one before a word or phrase and a similar one after. This pairing of marks around that word or phrase sets it off for something special, such as making it bold or making it a link to somewhere else. You can edit all this as well, see Common types of formatting used.

Preview

3. It's a good idea to use the “Show preview” button to see what your change will look like. This gives you a chance to catch your mistakes before its saved or to see other changes than need to be made.

Preview.png

Edit Summary

4. Before you save a change, you should enter a short note in the Summary: box describing your changes.


Summary.png

No need to write down every detail, just try to give a simple little description of the changes you made e.g. "fixed typo" or "added more information about sunflowers". This summary gets stored alongside your edit, and allows others to track changes in the wiki more effectively. For more information on this, see Edit Summary.

Save

5. It is recommend you Save your work periodically, especially if working on a time intensive task. After about 15 minutes of no activity, you will be automatically logged out. Therefore you will lose all the work since the last time that a save was done. If you save often, this will not happen.


Summary.png

Congratulations! You have just edited a Wiki page!


Editing made Easy.jpg
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