Staff.Wiki has a set of formatting options to increase the readability and organization of your policies and procedures. Keep in mind that Staff.Wiki is not a word processor, as it focuses not on typesetting flexibility but on policy and procedure content. For this reason it offers a limited number of options for formatting to ensure that all policies and procedures documents are laid out and presented consistently throughout the entire organization.
The formatting options appear when inserting or updating an article.
The content toolbar has a number of commonly used document formatting found in most word processors.
All text formatting can be achieved by highlighting any text with your mouse cursor and clicking on the desired text formatting on the content toolbar.
Bold text is used to call attention to words or phrases. The B icon on the content toolbar will make bold the selected text.
- Example bold text
Italicized text is used to give emphasis to words or statements. On the content toolbar, the I icon will emphasize the selected text.
- Example italicized text
Strikethrough is used to denote mistakes needing corrections or deprecating text. The crossed out
S icon will put a line through the selected text. Example strikethrough text
Links can be added to any text to give quick access to related articles or content outside of the current article. This is best used to expand upon a subject or give readers more details that isn't covered in the article.
Linking text is accomplished by following these steps:
- Select and highlight the desired text
- Click the chain link icon
- Paste a link into the link field
- Click on the button labeled Link to the right of the link field to apply the link
Please note: links to pages or websites outside of your Staff.Wiki site may break if those sites are changed or removed from the internet. Links pointing to other articles within your Staff.Wiki site will work properly, even if they are moved around afterwards.
Changes to existing links can be made. To update or edit a link is as follows:
- Select and highlight the link
- Make the changes in the link field accordingly
- Click on the button labeled Link to the right of the link field
Links can also be removed from text, if needed. Removing links is as follows:
- Select and highlight the link
- Click on the button labeled Unlink to the right of the Link button.
Headings are useful to visibly separate text and easier define the content being addressed in that section of the article. This also allows the reader to quickly find the information in the article they are seeking.
Creating a heading is as simple as clicking the heading button (icon with 2 T's) in the content toolbar on a new line or a line with existing text.
Be sure to press the return or enter key after creating the heading and then clicking on the heading button again once you've created each of your headings to resume adding regular text.
The quote formatting feature is good for giving more prominence to blocks of text, quotations, citing references, and calling attention to 'need to-know' information.
Lines of text can be placed into a block to create a block quote by selecting a line and clicking on the double quotes icon.
This is an example quote block
A code blocks is typically a specialized format for displaying lines of code easily readable for programmers and web developers. It converts a line of text into a mono-spaced serif typeface and places it into a block.
If a code block is needed, select a new line or desired text and click the < > button on the content toolbar.
This is an example code block
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