Wikiquote:How to edit a page
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Introduction
Wikiquote is a Wiki, meaning that anyone can edit with ease any article and have those changes posted immediately. This page is the reference for Wiki markup. You may also want to learn about:
It's very easy to edit a Wiki page. Just click on the "Edit this page" link at the top or bottom (also on the sidebar) of a Wiki page to change the page itself, or click on "Discuss this page" link and then on "Edit this page" to write on the corresponding talk page. This will bring you to a page with a text box containing the editable text of that Wiki page.
Then type away, write a short edit summary on the small field below the edit-box and when finished press "Save"! You can also preview your changes before saving if you like. Depending on your system, pressing Enter while the edit box is not active (there is no typing cursor in it) may have the same effect as pressing Save.
It is often more convenient to copy and paste the text first into your favorite text editor, edit and spell check there, and then paste back into the browser to preview. This way, you can also keep a local backup copy of the pages you authored so that you can make changes offline.
Minor edits
When editing a page, a logged-in user has the option of flagging the edit as a "minor edit". When to use this is somewhat a matter of personal preference. The rule of thumb is that an edit of a page that is spelling corrections, formatting, and minor rearranging of text should be flagged as a "minor edit". A major edit is basically something that makes the entry worth relooking at for somebody who wants to watch the article rather closely, so any "real" change, even if it is a single word, is a major edit. This feature is important, because users can choose to hide minor edits in their view of the Recent Changes page, to keep the volume of edits down to a manageable level.
The reason for not allowing a user who is not logged in to mark an edit as minor is that vandalism could then be marked as a minor edit, in which case it would stay unnoticed longer. This limitation is another reason to log in.
The wiki markup
In the left column of the table below, you can see what effects are possible. In the right column, you can see how those effects were achieved. In other words, to make text look like it looks in the left column, type it in the format you see in the right column.
You may want to keep this page open in a separate browser window for reference. If you want to try out things without danger of doing any harm, you can do so in the Sandbox.

Sections, paragraphs, lists and lines
 What it looks like What you type Start your sections with header lines:New sectionSubsectionSub-subsection == New section == === Subsection === ==== Sub-subsection ==== A single newline has no effect on the layout. These can be used to separate sentences within a paragraph. Some editors find that this aids editing and improves the diff function.But an empty line starts a new paragraph. A single [[w:newline]] has no effect on the layout. These can be used to separate sentences within a paragraph. Some editors find that this aids editing and improves the ''diff'' function. But an empty line starts a new paragraph. You can break lineswithout starting a new paragraph. You can break lines
without starting a new paragraph. Lists are easy to do: start every line with a starmore stars means deeper levels * Lists are easy to do: ** start every line with a star ** more stars means deeper levels Numbered lists are also good very organizedeasy to follow # Numbered lists are also good ## very organized ## easy to follow You can even do mixed lists and nest them like this * You can even do mixed lists *# and nest them *#* like this Definition listlist of definitionsitemthe item's definition ; Definition list : list of definitions ; item : the item's definition A colon indents a line or paragraph.A manual newline starts a new paragraph.This is primarily for displayed material, but is also used for discussion on Talk pages. : A colon indents a line or paragraph. A manual newline starts a new paragraph. IF a line starts with a space THEN it will be formatted exactly as typed; in a fixed-width font; lines won't wrap; ENDIF this is useful for: * pasting preformatted text; * algorithm descriptions; * program source code * ascii art;WARNING If you make it wide, you force the whole page to be wide and hence less readable. Never start ordinary lines with spaces. IF a line starts with a space THEN it will be formatted exactly as typed; in a fixed-width font; lines won't wrap; ENDIF this is useful for: * pasting preformatted text; * algorithm descriptions; * program source code * ascii art; Centered text.
Centered text.
A horizontal dividing line: aboveand below.Mainly useful for separating threads on Talk pages. A horizontal dividing line: above ---- and below.

 What it looks like What you type Emphasize, strongly, very strongly.These are double and triple apostrophes, not double quotes. ''Emphasize'', '''strongly''', '''''very strongly'''''. You can also write italic and bold if the desired effect is a specific font style rather than emphasis, as in mathematical formulae:F = maHowever, the difference between these two methods is not very important for graphical browsers, and many people choose to ignore it. You can also write italic and bold if the desired effect is a specific font style rather than emphasis, as in mathematical formulas: :F = ma A typewriter font for technical terms. A typewriter font for technical terms. You can use small text for captions. You can use small text for captions. You can strike out deleted materialand underline new material. You can strike out deleted material and underline new material. Umlauts and accents: (See Help:Special characters)À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ø Ù Ú Û Ü ß à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì íî ï ñ ò ó ô œ õ ö ø ù ú û ü ÿ À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ø Ù Ú Û Ü ß à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï ñ ò ó ô œ õ ö ø ù ú û ü ÿ Punctuation:¿ ¡ « » § ¶† ‡ • — ¿ ¡ « » § ¶ † ‡ • — Commercial symbols:™ © ® ¢ € ¥ £ ¤ ™ © ® ¢ € ¥ £ ¤ Subscript: x2Superscript: x2 or x²The latter method of superscript can't be used in the most general context, but is preferred when possible (as with units of measurement) because most browsers have an easier time formatting lines with it.ε0 = 8.85 × 10−12C² / J m. Subscript: x2 Superscript: x2 or x² ε0 = 8.85 × 10−12 C² / J m. Greek characters:α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ ς τ υ φ χ ψ ωΓ Δ Θ Λ Ξ Π Σ Φ Ψ Ω α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ ς τ υ φ χ ψ ω Γ Δ Θ Λ Ξ Π Σ Φ Ψ Ω Math characters:∫ ∑ ∏ √ − ± ∞≈ ∝ ≡ ≠ ≤ ≥ →× · ÷ ∂ ′ ″∇ ‰ ° ∴ ℵ ø∈ ∉ ∩ ∪ ⊂ ⊃ ⊆ ⊇¬ ∧ ∨ ∃ ∀ ⇒ ⇔→ ↔(See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Mathematics) ∫ ∑ ∏ √ − ± ∞ ≈ ∝ ≡ ≠ ≤ ≥ → × · ÷ ∂ ′ ″ ∇ ‰ ° ∴ ℵ ø ∈ ∉ ∩ ∪ ⊂ ⊃ ⊆ ⊇ ¬ ∧ ∨ ∃ ∀ ⇒ ⇔ → ↔ x2   ≥   0 true.To space things out, use non-breaking spaces -  .  also prevents line breaks in the middle of text, this is useful in formulas. x2  ≥  0 true. Complicated formulae: $\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{x^n}{n!}$ Suppressing interpretation of markup:Link → (to) the [[Wikiquote:FAQ]]Used to show literal data that would otherwise have special meaning.Escapes all wiki markup, including that which looks like HTML tags.Does not escape HTML character entities. Link → (to) the [[Wikiquote:FAQ]] Commenting page source:not shown in pageUsed to leave comments in a page for future editors.