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Here at ''The Math Images Project'', we want our pages to be accessible to as many people as possible. That's why we, by default, hide the 'More Mathematical Explanation' on all of our image pages. However, if you would like to show the section, there is a way around this.
 
Here at ''The Math Images Project'', we want our pages to be accessible to as many people as possible. That's why we, by default, hide the 'More Mathematical Explanation' on all of our image pages. However, if you would like to show the section, there is a way around this.
:'''Note:''' We strongly encourage you to save this option for when the majority of the text in the section is hidden. We don't want to turn people away with scary math!
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:'''Note:''' We strongly encourage you to only use this option when the majority of the text in the section is hidden. We don't want to turn people away with scary math!
  
 
To do this, add the line |HideMME = No to your page within the Image Description template.
 
To do this, add the line |HideMME = No to your page within the Image Description template.

Revision as of 10:48, 26 June 2009

Welcome to the Wiki Tricks page. Here you can find how to reproduce some of the cool functionality you've seen on this wiki.
Please feel free to add your own wiki tricks as you discover them!

The Basics

Images

To put an image on a page, like: TmipClear.png, use the code:

[[Image:Example.jpg]]

after you have uploaded it. You can also specify that you want the image to be aligned right or left of text by writing:

[[Image:Example.jpg|right]] OR  [[Image:Example.jpg|left]]

and you can scale the image by giving it a pixel number, like this

[[Image:Example.jpg|350px]]

produces something like TmipClear.png

Links

In-wiki Links

For links to pages in this wiki such as "Newton's Basin", use the code:

[[Page Name| text you want shown]] OR [[Page Name]]

the latter code is used when the text you want shown is simply the page name. And, yes, when specifying the page name, cAsE MaTTerS.

Outside Links

For a link to an outside webpage, such as wikipedia, use the code:

[PageURL textYouWantShown] OR [PageURL]

the second will just show the URL as the link.

Some More Advanced Stuff

Splitting Text into Columns

Two Columns

  • To format text into two columns, do the following:
 <div style="float: left; width: 50%">
   Info for first column
   More info for first column
 </div><div style="float: left; width: 50%">
   Info for second column
   More info for second column
 </div>

Info for first column

More info for first column

Info for second column

More info for second column

Three Columns

  • And, to get text into three columns, use the following code:
 <div style="float: left; width: 33%">
    Info for first column
    More info for first column
 </div><div style="float: left; width: 33%">
    Info for second column
    More info for second column
 </div><div style="float: left; width: 33%">
    Info for third column
    More info for third column
 </div>
 

Info for first column

More info for first column

Info for second column

More info for second column

Info for third column

More info for third column

Mouse Overs

To generate a "balloon", use the code:

<balloon title="Text you want in balloon.">text for mouseover</balloon>

For more information and more interesting applications, visit here or here (for math in mouseovers)

Hide/Show

To generate the hide/show thing, use the code:

Like this!
{{hide|Text you want hidden}}

if your text contains an "=" sign, you must use the code:

{{hide|1=Text you want hidden}}

otherwise it appears as {{1}} in your page, which is silly.


Align Your Equal Signs

If you have several equations that you want to fit on multiple lines with the equals sign lined up in a column, you can use the template "AlignEquals":

Example:

<template>AlignEquals |e1l=3/2 |e1r=1.5 |e2l=2/3 |e2r=0.3333... |e3l=13/8 |e3r=1.625 </template>

To do this, you should use the code:

 <template>AlignEquals
 |e1l=3/2
 |e1r=1.5
 |e2l=2/3
 |e2r=0.3333...
 |e3l=13/8
 |e3r=1.625
 </template>
 

where you fill in e1l with the content of the left side of your first equation, e1r with the content on the right side of your first equation, etc. Currently, the template handles up to 10 equations.

Embedding Videos, Applets, Etc.

Embedding Videos

You can embed youtube videos by using the code

{{#ev:youtube|xI2eEcqz46E}}

where the xI2eEcqz46E represents the id assigned by youtube (you can find it in the URL of your video (e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI2eEcqz46E).

...and you can embed parts of youtube videos by using the code:

{{#ev:tubechop|xI2eEcqz46E&start=10&end=20}}

where start and end are the value (in seconds) of where in you want the clip to start and end.


Embedding Flash Movies

To embed flash movies (.swf files) on a page, first upload your file, then use the code:

<flash>file=filename.swf|attribute=value|...</flash>

"attributes" include width,height,scale,id. For example:

flash>file=cool.swf|width=200|height=300|bgcolor=#FDE742|scale=exactfit</flash></wiki>

For more information, visit the extension documentation here.


Embedding Java Applets

To embed Java Applets on a page, first upload your file(s) and then use the code:

<java_applet code="Example.class"  height="150" width="150" archive="Example.jar" />

For more information, visit the extension documentation here.


For Image Pages

Showing the "More Mathematical Explanation"

Here at The Math Images Project, we want our pages to be accessible to as many people as possible. That's why we, by default, hide the 'More Mathematical Explanation' on all of our image pages. However, if you would like to show the section, there is a way around this.

Note: We strongly encourage you to only use this option when the majority of the text in the section is hidden. We don't want to turn people away with scary math!

To do this, add the line |HideMME = No to your page within the Image Description template.