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ARRSEPedia Tutorial (Editing)

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Editing
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Registration
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Wrap-up

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Help page

This is the most basic wiki feature of all: Edit this page! With the exception of a few protected pages, every page has a link that says "edit". This link lets you do exactly what it says: edit the page you're looking at. Sites like these, where anyone can edit anything, are known as wikis. Try it in the sandbox, and then click on the "edit this page" link. You'll see the wiki code for that page. Add something fun or interesting, then save it and see what you have done.

There is more detail on the Help with Editing page.

Show preview

An important feature to start using now is Show preview. Try making an edit in the sandbox, then clicking the Show preview button instead of Save Changes. This lets you see what the page will look like after your edit, before you actually save. We all make mistakes. This feature lets you catch them immediately. Using Show Preview before saving also lets you try format changes and other edits without cluttering up the page history, and has a number of other advantages. Don't forget to save your edits when you have finished, though!

Edit summary

Before you hit Save page, it's considered good practice to enter a very brief summary of your changes in the "Edit summary" box between the edit window and the Save and Preview buttons. It can be quite short; for example if you just enter "typo," people will know you made a minor spelling or punctuation correction, or some other small change. If you are going to use non-standard acronyms and TLAs, please enter them in full form the first time you use them.

Play around in the sandbox if you'd like, and then Continue with the tutorial.