TextFormattingRules

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Paragraphs

Dates

Write dates in ISO 8601 format, like this: 2012–10–23. They will be automatically reformatted for display as October 23, 2012.

Horizontal Line

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List

 * asterisk for first level
 ** two asterisks for second level, etc.
 * Use * for bullet lists, # for numbered lists (mix at will) 
 * semicolon space term colon Definition for definition lists, for example:

Turns into:

 ; This is the term : This is the definition.

Turns into:

This is the term
This is the definition.

Tables

 ||Thing||Thing2||
 ||thing3||thing4||

turns into:

ThingThing2
thing3thing4

Fonts

 This is text in a monospaced font.
	This is indented with three spaces.This is not.

Indented Paragraphs (Quotes)

 : use colons at the beginning of the lineSample: 
This is a section of quoted material. It can be as long as you like. The difference between this and the monospaced format, is that it should automatically wrap around. It's using the same machinery as the definition list.

Emphasis

References

 [[Title Of Another Page]]
 !AvoidMakingReferencesToOtherPagesOnThisWiki

Photos

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Mark-Up Language

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