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==How to use the outlines==
 
==How to use the outlines==
;In one window/tab click on the desired outline listed above. When it opens, click on "edit source". When the window opens, select the entire text and copy it.
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*In one window/tab click on the desired outline listed above. When it opens, click on "edit source". When the window opens, select the entire text and copy it.
;In another window/tab in your browser open CfF wiki and start your own article in "edit source" mode. Paste the outline into the window.  
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*In another window/tab in your browser open CfF wiki and start your own article in "edit source" mode. Paste the outline into the window.  
;Continue by adding text to create the article and finally save it. If you're more comfortable editing the text in the visual editor, first save and then do edits with visual editor.
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*Continue by adding text to create the article and finally save it. If you're more comfortable editing the text in the visual editor, first save and then do edits with visual editor.
;At the top of the article is the event box -- fill in the information you know and leave the rest empty.
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*At the top of the article is the event box -- fill in the information you know and leave the rest empty.
  
 
===Note some of the wikicode in the outline===
 
===Note some of the wikicode in the outline===
;Leave the <nowiki>{{PAGENAME}}</nowiki> as it is -- it inserts the name of the page in titles so you don't need to type it out every time. If it's not appropriate, change it manually.
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*Leave the <nowiki>{{PAGENAME}}</nowiki> as it is -- it inserts the name of the page in titles so you don't need to type it out every time. If it's not appropriate, change it manually.
;Leave <nowiki>__TOC__</nowiki> where it is! That's the wiki code for "table of contents".
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*Leave <nowiki>__TOC__</nowiki> where it is! That's the wiki code for "table of contents".

Revision as of 21:59, 7 December 2020

To make the work of CfF wiki editors and writers easier, here are the outlines of the main types of articles. These outlines are empty pages containing a proposed structure of titles and some remarks for editors (hidden text visible when you're editing the article). Writers can rearrange the structure of titles when necessary, but for the sake of consistency, it is preferable to stick to the structure as much as possible. Here we use the term outline to avoid confusion since template is a technical term in wiki jargon.

Article outlines

More outlines will be added in the future for relevant types of articles, such as case-studies, projects etc.

How to use the outlines

  • In one window/tab click on the desired outline listed above. When it opens, click on "edit source". When the window opens, select the entire text and copy it.
  • In another window/tab in your browser open CfF wiki and start your own article in "edit source" mode. Paste the outline into the window.
  • Continue by adding text to create the article and finally save it. If you're more comfortable editing the text in the visual editor, first save and then do edits with visual editor.
  • At the top of the article is the event box -- fill in the information you know and leave the rest empty.

Note some of the wikicode in the outline

  • Leave the {{PAGENAME}} as it is -- it inserts the name of the page in titles so you don't need to type it out every time. If it's not appropriate, change it manually.
  • Leave __TOC__ where it is! That's the wiki code for "table of contents".