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==== Before you begin editing ====
*Make sure that you [https://ident.familysearch.org/ Sign In] to your FamilySearch account. If you don't have an account already, you will be directed to the Create Account page. There is never a fee for a FamilySearch accountsaccount.*If you do not have editing rights, request them by clicking on the link in the text line at the top of every page.*Go to an article that you would like to edit or add additional information. Choose articles that are of special interest to you or about which you have specific knowledge.*You can edit a section in an article by clicking on the edit link for that section. For the entire page, click on the edit tab at the top right of the page. To use the Virtual Editor, click on Edit. To use Wikitext, click on Edit Source.*The Edit Window will now open..
*Go to an article that =====If you would like to edit or to which clicked on the '''Edit''' link, you would like to add additional information. Choose articles that are of special interest to you or about which you have specific knowledge.will do editing with Virtual Editor =====
:::*[[ImageHelp:Edit this page icon.png|rightWiki University VisualEditor -- Tutorial|Edit this page icon.png]]*If you want to edit the entire page, click on the '''Edit This Page''' button as shown on the right. It can be found at Check out the top right of tutorial for editing with the page.:::[[Image:Edit icon.png|right|Edit iconVisual Editor.png]]*You may also edit a single section of an existing article. Click on the '''Edit Icon''' as shown on the right. It can be found at the top right of the section header.
*The =====If you clicked on '''Edit Window Source''' link, you will now opendo editing with Wikitext ===== Wikitext may seem a little scary at first because the text looks unusual. There are two ways But with the following helps you can begin to edit the page - with the FCK Editor or with Wikitextand do a fine job. The following two sections will illustrate both waysIt is much like using a wordprocessor, such as Word.
===== Editing *If you are new to editing with Wikitext, for now avoid any text in between the FCK Editor (only works with Mozilla Firefox browser) following characters <nowiki>[ { < and ] } ></nowiki> .*You can '''add space''' between lines of text by pushing the Enter key. *You can '''cut text''' by highlighting the text you want and doing a cut.*You can '''paste text''' by highlighting the text you want and doing a paste.*You can '''insert text''' by clicking on the place desired and either typing or pasting. *You can '''delete text''' by highlighting the text you want and using the Backspace key or Delete key. *You can '''move text''' by highlighting the text you want , click on the highlight and hold for a second, then move to the place desired. *You can '''Italicize text''' by typing two apostrophes in front of the text and two behind. For example <nowiki>''This is Italics''</nowiki> results in ''This is Italics''. *You can '''Bold text''' by typing three apostrophes in front of the text and three behind. For example <nowiki>'''This is BOLD'''</nowiki> results in ====='''This is BOLD'''.
When you are ready to learn more editing possibilities, check out [[ImageHelp:Editor Toolbar.pngWiki University Wikitext--Tutorial|600pxthe Wikitext tutorial]] and [[Wikitext Cheatsheet|Editor Toolbar.pngthe Wikitext cheatsheet]] .
*If the FCK Editor does not look like the one above, then Click on the Wikitext button in the top left corner. The FCK Editor is similar to those found in most word processing software. *Click on the page where you want to edit or add additional information *To add text, you just '''start typing'''. *To delete textAdditionally, you can use the Backspace key and/or the Delete key *To cut text, you Highlight the text and hit '''Ctrl X''' or Click the cut icon (looks like scissors). *To copy text, you Highlight the text and hit '''Ctrl C''' or Click the copy icon (next to the scissors). *To paste text, you hit '''Ctrl V''' or Click the paste icon (next to the copy icon). learn[[Image:Wiki toolbar.jpg]]  *To Bold text, you Highlight the text and Click the Bold icon (the B in red box). *To Italicize text, you Highlight the text and Click the Italics icon (the I in red box). *To Underline text, you Highlight the text and Click the Underline icon (the U in red box). See [[Help:The Editing Tool (FCK Editor)]] for more editing possibilities.  ===== Editing with Wikitext ===== [[Image:Editor ToolbarWT.pngCreate an internal link|600px|Editor ToolbarWT.png]]  *If the FCK Editor does not look like the one above, then Click on the Wikitext button in the top left corner. Wikitext may seem a little scary at first because it looks unusual. If you are new to editing, just stick with the text functions given below and you will do fine. When you begin, avoid the following characters <nowiki>[ { < and ] } ></nowiki> As you gain more experience, you will learn how to use these additional functions. *You can '''add space''' by pushing the Enter key. *You can '''insert text''' by clicking before, in, or after a paragraph and either typing or paste. *You can '''delete text''' by using the Backspace key or Delete key. *You can '''move text''' by highlighting it, click on the highlight and hold for a second, then move to the place desired. *You can '''Italicize text''' by typing two apostrophes in front of the text and two behind. For example <nowiki>''Italics''</nowiki> results in ''Italics''. *You can '''Bold text''' by typing three apostrophes in front of the text and three behind. For example <nowiki>'''BOLD'''</nowiki> results in '''BOLD'''. *Additionally, you can add '''[[Create create an internal link|Internal links]]''' and '''or [[Create an external link|External links]]'''. See [[Help:Wiki markuphow to create an external link]] for more editing possibilities.
==== Mistakes ====
*If you make a mistake, don't worry. It's not permanent. Either you can fix it or someone else will fix it. The Family Search Research Wiki is very forgiving of mistakes.
*If there are several too many mistakes, it is even possible to [[Help:Reverting Content to Previous Version|revert back to a previous version]]. Use But use this option only as a last resort.
==== Finishing Up ====
*When you have finished editing, scroll down to the bottom and add a short explanation of what you did in the [[Help:Edit summary|Edit Summary]]. For example, you can type: "Added links to digital newspapers".
*Then click the '''Save page''' button. The page will now officially contain show your changes. Everyone who looks at your page, from all around the world, will see the changes that you made. It feels good to help others. *Remember to click on ''''Save page''''&nbsp; about every 10 minutes or so. If you wait longer the system will may drop youout. You Then you will lose all the changes that you have made. If that happens, simply begin again from the top and make the changes a second time. It will take longer than you had planned , but no harm has been done.
==== Create a New Article ====
Before you add a new article to the wiki, '''search first for the subject''' and then search again for the exact '''Title of the page''' you want to create. If an appropriate article already exists, don't create a new one. Just add the information to that existing article. This prevents duplication and confusion.
*For Example: Suppose you want to create a new article called '''Scotland Clan Tartans'''. *Search on the keywords '''Scottish Tartans''' or '''Scotland Clan Tartans'''. *If there is no such subject or named article, at the top of the results page will show:<br>'''Create the page "<span style="color: red;">"Scotland Clan Tartans"</span> " on this wiki!'''<br>This shows up as Red because the article doesn't yet exist.
The best way to create a new article is to navigate to an existing article that should have a link to the one you want to create.
*For this example : go to the '''Scotland''' article where you might want to create a link to '''Scotland Clan Tartans'''.
*Make sure you have logged into the Family Search Wiki.
*Click on the '''Edit This Page''' button at or the right top of the page'''Edit Source''' button. If the The '''Edit This Page Window'''does not appear on your page or should open. If it does not open for you, try another browser.
*Click in the '''Edit Window''' where you want the link located.
*Type the following to create a new link - Two opening square brackets, then the name of the article you want to create, followed by two closing square brackets. For In this example : <nowiki>[[Scotland Clan Tartans]]</nowiki> *Add a note at At the bottom of the page to , add an explanation in the Edit Summary field explaining of what you did. For example: Added a link to an article to be created. *Click on the '''Save Page''' button. The *This results in the same article will show up with a new link. For this example: <br> '''<span style="color: red;">Scotland Clan Tartans. </span>'''<br> The link shows up as Red because the article doesn't yet exist.
Now to create this new article, click on the '''red link''' you just made. This will take you to an Editing page, at the top it shows:<br> '''You are on a page that has not yet been developed.'''<br> You will now develop this To create the page by creating it, start typing in the box below.
*Click in the '''Edit Window''' and type in the text for your new article and/or copy the paste text from somewhere else and paste into the Edit Window. *When you are finished, add a note at the bottom of the page an explanation to the '''Edit Summary''' at the bottom of the page. For example: Created this new article.
*Click on the '''Save Page''' button.
Congratulations, your new article has been created and there is already a link from another article to it. Having a link to a new article is important, makes it easier to find.<br>You will want to make more links to this new article. An article with very few links might be listed to be deletedfor deletion.
'''NOTE: Use the "Save" function often'''&nbsp;as you are writing the article. There is no autosave in the wiki. You may lose all of your work though an inadvertent clickif the wiki times out.
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