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Wiki: Formatting

Type these codes Displays as Descriptions
__bold__ bold simple bold text
~~italics~~ italics simple italic text
--strike-- strike strike through text
CH%%4%% CH4 subscript (for more mathematical formatting, see below)
Ca^^2+^^ Ca2+ superscript
[my new page] my new page? links to a new Wiki page with the name given in brackets
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ external link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ creates an automatic link to an external website or an online document.
h1 Title   a major headline (displayed as <H1> would be in the local CSS styling)
h3 Title   a minor headline (displayed as <H3> would be in the local CSS styling)
{bgcolor:yellow}Some text{bgcolor} Highlighted text Highlights the text between the brackets (note US spelling!)
{color:red}Some text{color} Red text Changes the colour of the text between the brackets (note US spelling!)
----   display a horizontal line across the page
- list item   create a bulleted list
* list item   create a bulleted list which displays slightly differently to the one above
# list item   create an automatically numbered list
a. list item   create an automatically alphabetical list
A. list item   uppercase alphabetical list
i. list item   lowercase Roman numerical list
I. list item   uppercase Roman numerical list
g., h., k., j. list item   Greek, Hiragana, Katakana & Hebrew numerical lists
(empty line)   divides text into paragraphs
\   creates extra space between paragraphs
\X X display the special character "X" (for example, \{ will display {)
\\\ \ display a \