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    If youʼre editing the FrontPage (the first page of a wiki) you should see some placeholder text. Select this placeholder text, press the Delete key on your keyboard to remove it, and replace it with your own text. On new pages you create, you should start out with a blank page.

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    Once youʼve entered your text, use the buttons in the toolbar at the top of the page to edit it as follows:

    • Make the text bold, italic or underlined: select the text you want to apply the style to and click on the appropriate button in the toolbar.

  • Add a list: click on the button for the type of list you wish to add (ordered or bulleted) and begin typing the text for your first list item. To add more list items, press the Enter or Return key on your keyboard. To add a line break without creating a new list item, hold down the Shift key as you press Enter or Return. When youʼre done creating your list, click on the list button in the toolbar one more time.

  • Add indentation: place the cursor at the beginning of the line you wish to indent, then click on the Increase Indent button in the toolbar. To undo the indentation, click on the Decrease Indent button.

  • Change the alignment: click on the left, center or right align button in the toolbar .

  • Change the text or background color: click on the appropriate color button and select a color swatch from the pulldown menu.

  • Change the font or text size: select the text you want to format and select a different font or text size using the pulldown menus in the toolbar.

  • Add a heading: select the text you want to use for the heading and select a

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heading level (Heading 1 to Heading 6) from the Format pulldown menu.

    • Remove all formatting: select the text you want to have all formatting removed and click on the Remove Formatting button.

    • Undo the last edit: click on the Undo button in the toolbar.

    • Add a horizontal rule to divide sections of text: place the cursor on a blank line and click on the Insert Horizontal Rule button.

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    Enter any tags (keywords) you want to associate with the page in the Tags field at the bottom of the page.

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    Click on the Save button when youʼre done with all of your edits.

Changing Wiki Settings To view the settings for your wiki, click on the Settings link at the top of any of your wikiʼs pages. Not all of the settings can be modified on a wiki created with a free account. The ones you can modify are listed below:

  • About This Space: allows you to change the title text that appears at the top of each page, enter a brief description of the wikiʼs contents, and change the contact email of the wikiʼs owner. This is also where you can specify the language and time used for your wiki.

  • Colors: allows you to select a color scheme for your wiki.

  • Workspace Security: allows you to determine if a wiki will be private or public. Checking the box next to Let people request access allows people visiting the wiki to request to be added as a user. Pending user requests will be listed at the top of the Users page in the wikiʼs Settings.

Uploading Files You can upload up to 2 GB of files to your PBworks site. To upload a file: 1. Click on Upload files at the top of any wiki

page, then choose Upload files when the Pages & Files page opens up.


Locate the file you want to upload on your computer, then click on Open. The uploaded file will be shown on the right side of the Pages & Files page.

Created by Luis Perez Last Update: 6/22/09

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