• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.


Wiki Formatting

Page history last edited by PBworks 15 years, 5 months ago

PBwiki uses standard, simple wiki formatting. You can click the "view wiki source" link in the footer to see how this page is formatted.*



Text formatting


Character Formatting


  • To make something bold, put 2 * (asterisk) before and after it: **word**
  • To make something italicized, put 2 ' (apostrophe) before and after it: ''word''
  • By using 2 _ (underscore) before and after, text can be __underlined__: __word__
  • Strikethrough is done with (space +) 1 - (dash) before and 1 - (dash) (+ space) after: -word-


Here it is at a glance:

Strikethrough - word -


Section Titles

  • One ! at the beginning of a line makes a huge headline (like "Text formatting" above)
  • Two !! make a big headline (like "Sections" over the Sections section right here)
  • Three !!! and more--up to 6--make successively smaller headlines



  • One * (asterisk) + a space at the beginning of a line makes a bullet point, like this.
  1. Use # + a space at the beginning of a line to make a numbered list, like this.
    1. Nested lists like this one are made by doubling the * or # for subpoints



  • FunnyWords: PBwiki automatically creates a link if you use a word with two Capital letters and lowercase letters in between. For example, SandBox = link, but but sandbox, SANDbox, and Sandbox are normal. We don't like this type of link cause it looks ugly. To prevent the word from becoming a link, add ~ in front of it.
  • Righteous Proper Links: put [ ] brackets around a word, like Shiny new page
  • Shiny Links: use [ugly link|pretty text], like [http://ucjas.pbwiki.com/Shiny new page|Shiniess!] to get new page|Shiniess!, or [ucjas@listhost.uchicago.edu|Email listhost] gives Email listhost.
  • Lazy Links: just paste it in like http://animenfo.com or ucjas@listhost.uchicago.edu.
  • Uploaded files can be linked to in the same way as everything else. Get the URL of the file by right-clicking on it and copying. Or, it's generally under http://ucjas.pbwiki.com/f/



  • You can also show pictures in your wiki. Just add the link to the picture in [ ] brackets! For example, [http://pbwiki.com/sandwch2.jpg] gives:


Boxes + Dividers

  • 1 | (vertical bar) before and after something puts a box around it
  • 3 - (hypen) on a line by themselves make a dividing line (horizontal rule)


A box like this is made by putting a space in front of the line. If it doesn't seem to work, try adding an extra blank line before/after it.





  • Table rows can be made by beginning and ending a line with | (vertical bar). The content of the row is placed between the bars. If more than one cell is desired for any particular row, an additional | is used as the separator.


Look Mom!A table!!


  • Adjacent table rows will be automagically combined into a single table.





Special Stuff

  • <top>
      makes a special "top" link (to return a user to the top of the page) The top link can be customized by inserting your own link description inside the angle brackets: <top link description>.
  • <toc>
      creates a table of contents with links to all the (!, !!, and !!!) sections on that page. (See the top of this page for an example.)
    • To make the table only link to the largest (!) headlines, use <toc!>.
    • To make the table only link to the largest and second-largest headlines (! and !!), use <toc!!>.
  • <raw><verbatim>
      can be used to prevent PBwiki from interpreting special characters like ** before and after a word, which normally would make the word bold. For shorter sections of text (a few words), use <raw>; for longer sections, use <verbatim>. These tags act like HTML tags in that there is both an opening tag and a closing tag, the opening before the text and the closing after the text: <raw>**words that aren't bolded**.

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.