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*If you do not have editing rights, request them by clicking on the link in the red text line at the top of every page.
*Go to an article that you would like to edit or to which you would like to add additional information. Choose articles that are of special interest to you or about which you have specific knowledge.
*If you want to edit the entire page, click on the '''Edit This PageSource''' button as shown on the right. It can be found at the top right of the page. *You may (There is also edit a single "Edit Source" link for each section of in 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 Edit Window will now open. There are two ways to edit the page - with the Edit (Virtual Editor) of Edit Source (Wiki TextWikitext).The following two sections will illustrate both ways.
===== Editing with Virtual Editor =====
===== Editing with Wikitext =====
*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 want to learn how to use these additional functions. But for now just stick with the text functions as given below and you will do fine.
*You can '''add space''' by pushing the Enter key.
*You can '''insert text''' by clicking before, in, or after within 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.
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