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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ, FAQs)

A. For Anonymous or Unregistered Users

1. What privileges do anonymous, unregistered users have?

Answer: If you are an anonymous or unregistered user, you will be able to view all pages, search for all topics, post comments on any page, send messages to WISE wiki management via "Contact Us", and consult frequently answered questions.

You will not be able to edit, add to, delete, or change information on any page. To get these privileges, you must register and be approved by WISE Wiki management.

2. How do I search for a person, organization, subject, etc.?

Answer: The answer to this question may seem obvious, but there are some things you need to know about searching the content of this database-encyclopedia: a) There are two ways to search, but you can most conveniently search by using the small white search box in the upper-right corner;

b) You can enter any full term or even partial term in the search box in the upper right corner, and you will automatically be provided with a list of every page title that contains the word or partial word you have entered in the search box;

c) If you click on any item in the offered list, it will be entered as a complete exact page name in the search box. You must then check the "Exact match" box and then click "Go". This will take you to the exact page you have selected from the offered list.

d) If the word or partial word you enter into the search box does not produce an offered list of page names, then there is no page containing the term or partial term you are seeking, and you can then send a request to us via "Contact Us" to have us create the page you want.

e) If you click on an offered page from the list, but you do not check the "Exact match" box, and then click go, you may be taken to a list of pages which you will have to chose from again. But in most cases, you will be taken to the page you have selected;

3. How do I leave a comment or "review" about a given wiki page subject?

Answer: First, click on the dark blue "Comments" button at the top of the text area. Then, click on the dark blue "Post new comment" button that appears. Next, fill in the optional information, if you wish to, and then type in your comment. Finally, click on the "Post" button that is in the lower left hand corner of the window, and your comment will appear.To close or hide the "Comments" area, just click on the "Comments" button at the top. You could also send WISE Wiki Management a message via "Contact Us" in the Upper left.

B. For Approved Registered WISE Wiki Users

1. How do I search for a person, organization, subject, etc.?

Answer: Follow the same procedures as detailed above for for searching as an unregistered user. However, as an approved, registered user, You can also search by clicking on the Search button in the menu on the left side. That will give you a search box, but when you enter a term, no automatic offereing of existing page names will be given. If you then click on Go, it will give you a list of all the pages that have the term you entered as part of the page name, and it will be highlighted, which you may find distracting. If you then click on a page name that is highlighted, you will be taken to that page, and all words on that page that match the search term you highlighted will also be highlighted. So to avoid the highlighting distraction, it is more convenient to use the search box in the upper right corner.

 

2. How do I leave a comment or "review" about a given wiki page subject?

 

Answer: First, click on the dark blue "Comments" button at the top of the text area. Then, click on the dark blue "Post new comment" button that appears. Next, fill in the optional information, if you wish to, and then type in your comment. Finally, click on the "Post" button that is in the lower left hand corner of the window, and your comment will appear.To close or hide the "Comments" area, just click on the "Comments" button at the top. You could also send WISE Wiki Management a message via "Contact Us" in the Upper left.

3. How do I create a new page for a subject, person, organization, periodical, book, or any other thing?

Answer: Simply type the name of the page you want to create in the space box under the heading, "Create New Page" in the upper left corner and the click the "Create" button. There is frequently a secondary small window that appears after you click create, but pay no attention to that and in a few seconds you will be taken to the page you have created, already in the edit mode. You can then add information, if you want to. But if you do or do not want to add anything at that time, you must click the dark blue "save" button in the upper right in order to finish creating the new page.

If you want to copy and paste a page name into the "create" box, please paste as "text" only. The new page will be automatically created, and you will be taken to that page, where it will be ready for adding information and other content, as noted above.  Please note that page names must have only letters, numbers, hyphens, periods, or parentheses. No other symbols are allowed, such as:  colons, /, ?, #, [], @, \, $, &, +, ; (semi-colon), =, <>, etc.

4. How can I delete or change a page name or title that I have created and already saved it, and which may have a typo or other error?

Answer: Only the site administrator can delete or change a page title once it is created and saved. If you make an error, or want to change the page title, simply make a new page with the title you want, and write a note to the administrator via the "Contact Us" link in the upper left telling of the page title that needs to be deleted. If you have already created the correctly named page, we will just delete the page you do not want.

5. How can I edit a page, such as by adding new information, changing existing text, correcting errors, and the like?

Answer: After you have logged in, just click on the "Edit This Page" button that appears at top of the text on any Wiki page you want to edit or add text to. This will produce an editable page that is very similar to a Word document with text fonts, sizes, underlines, and other user friendly icons that you typically see when editing a Word document. Just type in the text you want to add to the page and then click the dark blue "Save" button that is among the buttons at the top right corner of the editing page. Once saved, you will have to click "Edit this Page" again if you want to make any additional editing changes.

If you want to save time and just copy and paste text from a Word document onto the Wiki page you are editing, go to the Word document and highlight the text you want to paste onto the Wiki page. Go back to the Wiki page you are editing and place the cursor at the point you want to add the text, and then right-click. A small "paste" box appears, and left click on that small paste box.

A window appears and asks Do you want to allow this web page to access your clipboard?" If you click "Allow Access", the highlighted text will be pasted onto the Wiki page. If you click "Don't Allow", then a larger "Paste Box" appears into which you must paste the highlighted text from the Word document. When you click "OK", the text is pasted onto the Wiki page. In each case, the size and font are not preserved, so you will have to adjust those text factors using the icons above the text you are editing. Please note that there are fewer choices for fonts in the Wiki than in Word documents.

Also, you can't copy and paste pictures and images directly from Word documents onto the Wiki page you are editing. If you attempt to copy text that includes an image, only the text will be pasted onto the Wiki page. To avaoid problems in copying and pasting text onto Wiki pages, convert text in any other type of document to a Word document. For FAQ's on how to paste images and pictures onto Wiki pges, see the FAQ addressing that issue, below.

6. How do I create a link from a word or group of words on a given Wiki page that will link to some other page within the Worldwide Resource Center (WRC) Wiki or to a web page somewhere else on the internet? And how do I remove a link?

Answer: It is very easy.

Links to pages within the WRC Wiki:

1) First you have to either create the page in the wiki that you want the word(s) to link to, or make sure that someone else has already created that page that you want the word(s) to link to within the wiki.

2) Then on that wiki webpage, copy the URL (the http://------)(external link) at the top of that page that is beyond the slash-slash (//).

3) Then go back to the wiki page where you want to create the link and highlight the word(s) you want to create the link from.

4) Once the word(s) are highlighted, click on the "Link" icon, which is right in the middle of the top row of icons, and looks like a small blue and green globe. This will bring up a small window.

5) In the window that comes up, make sure that the "Link type" says URL. Then paste the URL portion you have copied into the URL box and click "OK".

This will automatically create the link from the word(s) you have highlighted to the wiki page you want the word(s) to link to. You can change the color, size, or any other aspect of the word(s) being linked, but it would be best to stay with the standard blue color. Be sure to click the dark blue "Save" button, and once the page is saved, always click on the newly created link to see if it works properly.

Links to web pages on the Internet outside of this WRC Wiki:

1) First go to the outside web page that you want to make a link to from the page in the WRC wiki.

2) Then on that outside webpage, copy the URL (the http://------)(external link) of that page that is beyond the slash-slash (//).

3) Then go back to the wiki page where you want to create the link and highlight the word(s) you want to create the link from.

4) Once the word(s) are highlighted, click on the "Link" icon, which is right in the middle of the top row of icons, and looks like a small blue and green globe. This will bring up a small window.

5) In the window that comes up, make sure that the "Link type" says URL. Then paste the URL portion you have copied into the URL box and click "OK". This will automatically create the link from the word(s) you have highlighted to the outside web page you want the word(s) to link to. You can change the color, size, or any other aspect of the word(s) being linked, but it would be best to stay with the standard blue color.

To remove a link, click on "Edit this page", and simply highlight the term or phrase that has a link. Then go to the "unlink" icon that is just to the right of the "link" icon and to the left of the "flag" icon in the middle of the top row of icons. When you click on the "unlink" icon, the term or phrase is automatically unlinked.

7. How do I leave a comment or "review" about a given wiki page subject, if I do not want to change the page by editing it?

Answer: First, click on the dark blue "Comments" button at the top of the text area. Then, click on the dark blue "Post new comment" button that appears. Next, fill in the optional information, if you wish to, and then type in your comment. Finally, click on the "Post" button that is in the lower left hand corner of the window, and your comment will appear.

To close or hide the "Comments" area, just click on the "Comments" button at the top.

8. For many other Frequently Asked Questions on how to use this wiki to add or change text or pages on this wiki, go to the following:

http://doc.tiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=Tiki%20FAQs&structure=Home&redirectpage=Tiki%20FAQs

 

9. For additional Detailed technical help and user guides on using this wiki, go to: http://www.wisewiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=TikiWiki+Help+and+User+Guides


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