Text Formatting Examples

Click on EditText (it's ok to try, really! :) to see the formatting stuff, but please don't change the page - use WikiWikiSandbox for testing these rules.
A few tabulated examples:

The formatted result. | The raw text

strong man. | strong man.

Strong Man | Strong Man

Italicized text here. | ''Italicized text here.''

Strong emphasized | '''Strong emphasized'''

Strong italic text:-) | '''Strong ''italic text'':-) '''
  1. Numbered list.| <tab>0 Numbered list.

ISBN 020171499X | isbn 020171499X

ISBN 020171499X | ISBN 020171499X

 leading space. |  leading space. 
(Where <tab> denotes a tab character.)

two single quotes

now two single quotes and three single quotes (total of 5)

Bold text -- three single quotes

Bold italic text -- two plus three single quotes Quoted bold italic maybe?

two quotes -- Italic 2 plus

three quotes -- BOLD 3 equals

Italic Bold 5

'Trying four quotes'

'Trying many quotes'

WikiWikiWeb WikiWikiWeb WikiWikiWeb

Note that "mind your p's and q's" is awkward to produce.
SixSingleQuotes: SixSingleQuotes or SixSingleQuotes

 monospace preformatted stuff begins with a space

 Hello Again

Link to FrontPage

Horizontal line with front space:

Horizontal lines without front space:

  1. A numbered list, which starts with a tab and any digit, is automatically numbered.
  2. It is also called an ordered list.

  1. Also this way:
    1. Nested
    2. Nested too
    3. Yet one more
    4. And another one
    5. This is not another one
  2. But this one is

definition -- formed with Tab-Stuff-Colon-Tab
another term
and its buddy definition

This is a block quote. It looks like <TAB><SPACE>:<TAB>text. This is because it really is a term: definition block with the term being a <SPACE>.

Image in this Wiki (just the URL to the image file):

<TAB><SPACE>:<TAB>text also seems to be the best format for poems (copy-and-paste from GreatPoemsList):

William Shakespeare, The Tempest act IV scene 1.

Edit (but don't change, please) this page to see the formatting stuff.

'single quote' "double quote" 3 single quotes
If you indent your paragraph, it will be monospaced and won't line-wrap. This is a very common mistake, but trying to rectify it by inserting new lines into the paragraph doesn't work.

      Our [many] revels now are ended. These our actors,
      As I foretold you, were all spirits and
      Are melted into air, into thin air:
      And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,

The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.

Monospaced text is also handy for showing tables (since HtmlTables are not supported). However, be wary of TabMunging.

 Person  Pickles picked
 ------  --------------
 Mary    0.35 peck
 Peter   1.00 peck

See also TipForTypingTab

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