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The [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki MediaWiki] syntax is rich and very well documented. You might find useful the following pages:
Use simple text-only HTML when editing.  For a new paragraph, surround the paragraph with the special paragraph tags.  The start paragraph tag is &lt;P&gt; and the end paragraph tag is &lt;/P&gt;.  An example showing how to format this paragraph looks like this:
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* http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting - Documentation on the general formatting syntax
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* http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Links - Documentation on the way hyperlinks are created in a wiki
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Use simple text-only HTML when editing. For a new paragraph, surround the paragraph with the special
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You could also check out for more advanced features in the '''MediaWiki''' help index: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Help
paragraph tags. The start paragraph tag is &amp;lt;P&amp;gt; and the end paragraph tag is &amp;lt;/P&amp;gt;.
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An example showing how to format this paragraph looks like this:
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One thing you noticed I'm sure was the some symbols are typed in a strange way.  The less than symbol requires  you to type &amp;lt; and the greater than symbol requires you to type &amp;gt;.  This is because those symbols are used as part of the normal tags.  If you really must enter an ampersand, you can type &amp;amp; to get it.
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Other HTML tags known to work are the unordered list tags.  The tag to start an unordered list is &lt;UL&gt; and the tag to end an unordered list is &lt;/UL&gt;. Each item in the list begins with a special tag to mark the start of the item, and that tag is &lt;LI&gt;.  There is no tag to end an item in the list.  An unordered list looks like this:
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<LI>Item <EM>one</EM>.
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<LI>Item <B>two</B>.
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<LI>Item three.
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What you need to type in the wiki editor to get that is this:
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&lt;LI&gt;Item &lt;EM&gt;one&lt;/EM&gt;.
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&lt;LI&gt;Item &lt;B&gt;two&lt;/B&gt;.
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&lt;LI&gt;Item three.
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The list had two new techniques; adding <EM>emphasis</EM> and making something <B>bold</B>.  Those are good to use sparingly, but be careful not to use them too often.
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If you want to have a list with numbers in front of the items like an outline, you just do the same thing as the unordered list, but you use &lt;OL&gt; as the start tag and &lt;/OL&gt; as the end tag.  The item tags are still &lt;LI&gt;.  Here is an example:
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What you need to type in the wiki editor to get that is this:
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I think you now see the pattern for these tags.  An tag to end a mode is the same as the tag to begin the mode except that a slash character '/' is inserted immediately after the opening '&lt;'. Also, the tags are designed to be easy to remember (if you know English).
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<TR><TH>Tag</TH><TH>Meaning</TH></TR>
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<TR><TD>&lt;P&gt;</TD><TD><B>P</B>aragraph start</TD></TR>
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<TR><TD>&lt;/P&gt;</TD><TD><B>P</B>aragraph end</TD></TR>
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<TR><TD>&lt;B&gt;</TD><TD><B>B</B>old start</TD></TR>
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<TR><TD>&lt;/B&gt;</TD><TD><B>B</B>old end</TD></TR>
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<TR><TD>&lt;EM&gt;</TD><TD><B>Em</B>phasis start</TD></TR>
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Latest revision as of 17:46, 10 June 2008

The MediaWiki syntax is rich and very well documented. You might find useful the following pages:

You could also check out for more advanced features in the MediaWiki help index: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Help