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First you have to upload your image to Wiki.  
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Please refer to the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Formula:Link WikiMedia documentation] for detailed instructions on creating links in your pages.
  
There are many options on how the image is displayed. Please read [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Images_and_other_uploaded_files#Embedding_internal_files documentation] to learn the details.
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Here is a very brief introduction:  
  
The easiest option is to use the following syntax: <nowiki>[[Image:imageName]]</nowiki>, where image name is the name of the file you uploaded.  
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''Note'': There is a difference between creating links to pages in this Wiki and external pages.
  
For example <nowiki>[[Image:tornado.jpg|50px]]</nowiki> [[Image:tornado.jpg|50px]] produces an inlined image. This example also demonstrate how you can control the size of the displayed image (the width of it while preserving the aspect ratio, to be precise) in pixels (px).
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'''1.''' To create a '''link to a page in this Wiki''' use the following syntax:
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* <font color="red"><nowiki>[[Page Name]]</nowiki></font> or
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* <font color="red"><nowiki>[[Page Name|Displayed text]]</nowiki></font>.  
  
<nowiki>[[Image:tornado.jpg|left|200px]]</nowiki> produces an the image on the left side of the screen with the text wrapping on the right [[Image:tornado.jpg|left|200px]].
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For example, if you want to create link to "Test Page" use <nowiki>[[Test Page]]</nowiki> or <nowiki>[[Test Page| this is a link to my test page]]</nowiki>, which will appear as [[Test Page]] or [[Test Page| this is a link to my test page]]. (Click on Edit tab to see the source code).
  
Another example: <nowiki>[[Image:tornado.jpg|thumb|right|100px|tornado]]</nowiki> [[Image:tornado.jpg|thumb|right|100px|tornado]] produces a clickable thumbnail with the caption on the right-hand side of the screen.
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'''2.''' To create a '''link to an external page''' use the following syntax:  
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* <font color="red"><nowiki>http://server.com/myPage</nowiki></font> or
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* <font color="red"><nowiki>[http://server.com/myPage]</nowiki></font> or
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* <font color="red"><nowiki>[http://server.com/myPage link description]</nowiki></font>.
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For example, http://www.google.com, [http://www.google.com] or [http://www.google.com search Google], respectively.
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''Note'': For the external links use single brackets [], use the protocol name, typically <nowiki>http://</nowiki>, and the optional link description is not separated by the "pipe" character | (this is not a capital i, it is a vertical line often referred to by computer guys as a "pipe"). For external links, you do '''not''' need to use the pipe character because the valid URLs, i.e., page addresses, cannot use spaces, thus the first space serves as the deliminator between the address and the description.
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'''3.''' To create a '''link to an email address''' use the following syntax:
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* <font color="red"><nowiki> John Doe ([mailto:email@server.com email@server.com])</nowiki></font> or
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* <font color="red"><nowiki>John Doe [mailto:email@server.com]</nowiki></font> or
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* <font color="red"><nowiki>[mailto:email@server.com John Doe]</nowiki></font>.
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For example, <nowiki>John Doe ([mailto:johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu])</nowiki>, <nowiki>[mailto:johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu]</nowiki> or <nowiki>[mailto: johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu John Doe]</nowiki>, will appear as John Doe ([mailto:johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu]), as John Doe [mailto:johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu] or as [mailto:johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu John Doe].
  
 
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Revision as of 12:55, 2 February 2011

Please refer to the WikiMedia documentation for detailed instructions on creating links in your pages.

Here is a very brief introduction:

Note: There is a difference between creating links to pages in this Wiki and external pages.

1. To create a link to a page in this Wiki use the following syntax:

  • [[Page Name]] or
  • [[Page Name|Displayed text]].

For example, if you want to create link to "Test Page" use [[Test Page]] or [[Test Page| this is a link to my test page]], which will appear as Test Page or this is a link to my test page. (Click on Edit tab to see the source code).

2. To create a link to an external page use the following syntax:

  • http://server.com/myPage or
  • [http://server.com/myPage] or
  • [http://server.com/myPage link description].

For example, http://www.google.com, [1] or search Google, respectively.

Note: For the external links use single brackets [], use the protocol name, typically http://, and the optional link description is not separated by the "pipe" character | (this is not a capital i, it is a vertical line often referred to by computer guys as a "pipe"). For external links, you do not need to use the pipe character because the valid URLs, i.e., page addresses, cannot use spaces, thus the first space serves as the deliminator between the address and the description.

3. To create a link to an email address use the following syntax:

  • John Doe ([mailto:email@server.com email@server.com]) or
  • John Doe [mailto:email@server.com] or
  • [mailto:email@server.com John Doe].

For example, John Doe ([mailto:johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu]), [mailto:johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu] or [mailto: johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu John Doe], will appear as John Doe (johndoe@cavs.msstate.edu), as John Doe [2] or as John Doe.

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