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==Formatting==
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==Tips and tricks==
  
 
'''TIP:''' Put articles in categories using <nowiki>[[</nowiki>'''Category:'''<nowiki>catgname]]</nowiki>; for example: <nowiki>[[Category:Help]]</nowiki>
 
'''TIP:''' Put articles in categories using <nowiki>[[</nowiki>'''Category:'''<nowiki>catgname]]</nowiki>; for example: <nowiki>[[Category:Help]]</nowiki>
 
'''TIP:''' To see the formatting markup for any page, click the '''Edit''' tab.
 
  
 
'''TIP:''' You can experiment with editing and saving in the [[sandbox]]! So please do!
 
'''TIP:''' You can experiment with editing and saving in the [[sandbox]]! So please do!
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Help:Adding an article]]
 
*[[Help:Adding an article]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 22:03, 21 May 2007

Help
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COLLADA

FAQ
Tutorials

There are half a dozen things that a casual COLLADA wiki user might really like to know about editing and about using the articles here.

Editing and saving changes

To start editing, click the Edit tab at the top of the page.

To finish editing:

  1. Click Show preview at the bottom of the page, make sure everything looks OK, and type any additional changes.
  2. Type a brief note about what you edited in the Summary: box.
  3. Click Save page.

Tips and tricks

TIP: Put articles in categories using [[Category:catgname]]; for example: [[Category:Help]]

TIP: You can experiment with editing and saving in the sandbox! So please do!

TIP: Sign your wiki username and date on talk pages (or anywhere else) using four tildes: ~~~~ (three tildes gives just your username)

Usage tips

  • Reviewing article changes: You can see what other users have changed in an article, and when, by clicking the history tab and comparing various versions with the current version, last (previous) version, or two selected versions.
  • Overall activity: You can see what people have been doing all over this wiki lately by clicking Recent changes on the left.
  • Key-page tracking: You can use your watchlist (my watchlist link at top right) to see who has changed articles of particular interest to you by watching the articles ("watch this page" when editing the page, or watch tab at top of page).
  • Emailing users: You can email any registered user by going to their user page (for example, by clicking their username in a History page) and clicking "E-mail this user" on the left.

See also

External links