Wiki Page Features

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Wiki pages are web pages that are flexible, easy to edit, and therefore used to create a variety of solutions.

This article will introduce you to the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) tools that you can use to format text, change the page's layout, insert images, insert links, and more.

Format Text

To format the wiki page as well as the text on it, navigate to any wiki page and select Settings Cog > Edit Page. Select the Format Text ribbon at the top of the page. Here, you'll find the tools shown below:

The following format text tools are particularly useful to wiki authors and contributors:

  • Save does exactly what you'd expect. If you click on the arrow under Save & Close you'll see an option to Save and Keep Editing which is also very useful.
  • Styles presents a selection of text styles. The three that many of our clients find useful are Paragraph, Heading 1, and Heading 2.
  • Text Layout controls the number and configuration of the wiki page's columns. Most Synthesis wiki pages use the 'One column' or 'One column with sidebar' options.
  • Edit Source allows you to edit the page's HTML directly.

Insert

To add content other than text to the wiki page, navigate to any wiki page and select Settings Cog > Edit Page. Select the Insert ribbon at the top of the page. Here, you'll find the tools shown below: 

  • Table allows you to insert a basic multi-column, multi-row table.
  • Picture allows you to upload an image file from your desktop and insert it into your wiki page, or reference an image for which you have a URL.
  • Video and Audio will allow you to insert a hosted video's embed code.
  • Link will insert a link with display text.
  • Upload File allows you to upload a file to an existing document library and insert a link to that file on the wiki page.
  • Web Part allows you to insert a web part generated from an existing library or list (such as a document library web part).
  • App Part allows you to insert a web part generated from an existing library or list (such as a document library web part), Knowledge Architecture Synthesis web parts (such as directories), or other Microsoft SharePoint web parts (such as a content editor).
  • Embed Code allows you to insert hosted content via its embed code.
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