tips_on_editing

An example of wiki code improvement:

How it looked before… | How it looks after… |
---|---|

Code before… | Code after… |

''Code Text' ' | ''Code Text'' |

//1. Focal length | - Focal length |

^1/d_o + ^1/d_i = ^1/f | * $\frac{1}{d_o} + \frac{1}{d_i} = \frac{1}{f}$ |

f=[^1/5m+^1/.08m]^-1=7.8 cm | * $f= \left[\frac{1}{5\,{\text m}} + \frac{1}{0.08\,{\text m}}\right]^{-1}$ = 7.8 cm |

//2. Image Size | - Image Size |

h_i = h_o(^-d_i/d_o ) 1.7m(^-.08m/-5m ) = 27.2mm | * $h_i = h_o\left(\frac{-d_i}{d_o}\right)$ $=1.7\,{\text m} \left(\frac{-0.08\,{\text m}}{-5\,{\text m}}\right)$ = 27.2 mm |

//3. A positive number = an upright orientation | - A **positive** number means an **upright** orientation |

*These refer to the Example 1 above*

- Symbols like two quotes
`''...''`

, two dashes`//...//`

or two stars`**...**`

come in pairs and belong together, don't break them apart across new lines - To have a list 1. … 2. …. 3…. , have the wiki do it automatically by starting each line with two spaces and a dash:
- Focal length

- To have nested bullet lists, start the next line with 4 spaces and a star:
* "my nested line"

- Put math formulas in-between two $ signs, like this
^{1)}:$a=b+c$

- If there is a long formula, break it up into smaller pieces like this
^{2)}:$a=b+c$ $=e+d$

- In math formulas use the
`\frac{}{}`

notation for fractions: a/b should be$.... \frac{a}{b}.... $

- To make the brackets in formulas automatically larger depending on what is inside of them, use
`\left`

and`\right`

:$...\left[ \frac{a}{b} \right]...$

- Both \left and \right commands should be in the same formula, can't break them into different smaller pieces.

- When using the exponent in a formula of more than one character (something to the -1 degree), use
`{}`

around the exponent:$..a^{-1}...$

- To have units not be italicized in a formula, use
`{\text }`

for one character, and`{\text{}}`

for multi-character unit:$2\,{\text m}$ or $2\,{\text{mm}}$

- To add a little space between the number and a unit in a formula, use
`\,`

- To add more space, use
`\;`

- To reduce the existing space, use
`\!`

tips_on_editing.txt · Last modified: 2014/05/18 18:55 by wikimanager