Help:Wiki University VisualEditor--Paragraph and Headers

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Paragraphs and Headers[edit | edit source]

Formating Headers

You can separate your paragraphs by adding a short header between them. Highlight your short header, then select the size for your header from the drop down menu:

  • Heading - header which is 2 equal signs (==) in Wikitext coding.
  • Sub-heading 1 - equals (===) in Wikitext coding.
  • Sub-heading 2 - equals (====) in Wikitext coding.
  • Sub-heading 3 - equals (=====) in Wikitext coding.
  • Sub-heading 4 - equals (======) in Wikitext coding.
  • Preformatted - Removes the default font and replaces it with a font that looks like old typewriter font.
  • Block quote - Turns a paragraph or sentence into a block of text that is indented.
  • Page title - equals (=) in Wikitext coding. However, this size header is RESERVED ONLY FOR ARTICLE TITLES! DO NOT use this size of header in your articles. If you were to make a header with one equal sign, it will remove the actual title at the top of the page, leaving a blank space. In addition, the browser will think your header is now the title of the article.

Try these out[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz
  • How many kinds of headings are there?
A. 5
B. 6
C. 7
D. 8
  • Where can the Page title header be used on a page?
A. Anywhere
B. Next to the last header
C. Only on Tuesdays
D. None of the above
  • Which header size will erase the title of the page?
A. Header size 2
B. Header size 5
C. Header size 1
D. Header - all sizes
  • A "Block quote" creates an indented text.
A. True
B. False


Copy and paste the following section into your sandbox and turn words into headers which header size will be equal to the number of dashes (example ---History---) then change ---History--- into ===History=== using the Visual Editor or key strokes to make the changes.

--County Courthouse--

  • Recorder Deeds has marriage records
  • Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records
  • Probate Judge has probate records[1]


----Parent County ----

1849 McDonald County was created 3 March 1849 from Newton County. County seat: Pineville. [2]

----Boundary Changes----

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the website.

--Record Loss--

1856 Log courthouse was demolished.
1863 Courthouse burned, destroying most records. Deeds before 1863 were recreated.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

---Populated Places---

---Neighboring Counties---

Barry  • Benton County, Arkansas  • Delaware County, Oklahoma  • Newton  • Ottawa County, Oklahoma

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McDonald County, Missouri. Page 402 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).