Style guide for this Wiki
From Online Dictionary of Crystallography
Revision as of 12:09, 17 February 2006 by BrianMcMahon
This page provides some guidance to authors on creating and marking up definitions.
Creating a new definition
The preferred method (to maintain a properly managed index of terms) is to navigate to the appropriate alphabetical index page (accessible through the main page):
Edit this page to add the new entry that you wish to work on in the form of a hyperlink, e.g. on the page for 'R' one could add
IMPORTANT: use a lowercase initial letter, unless the term is itself a proper noun, e.g.
Now save the index page (the 'R' page that uou have been working on in this example). The new entry will appear as a hyperlink - if it is to a page that does not yet exist, it will show up in red. Now click on this new (red) hyperlink, and you will bring up an edit page where you can begin to enter the text of your new definition.
While you are editing the page, you can always click on the Show preview button to see what the formatted entry will look like, but remember that your work will not be saved until you click on the Save page button.