Formatting text

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You can format your text using Wiki-markup. This consists of normal characters like asterisks, single quotes or equation marks which have a special function in the Wiki, sometimes depending on their position.

Text formatting markup

Description You type You get
works anywhere within the text
Italic text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Bold and italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Ignore wiki markup <nowiki>no ''markup''</nowiki> no ''markup''
works only at the beginning of a line
Indent text :Indent text     Indent text
Headings of

different levels[1]

==level 1==
===level 2===
====level 3====
=====level 4=====

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4
Horizontal rule[2]


Bullet list

* one
* two
* three
** three and one-third
** three and two-thirds

  • one
  • two
  • three
    • three and one-third
    • three and two-thirds
Numbered list

# one
# two<br>spanning several lines<br>without breaking the numbering
# three
## three point one
## three point two

  1. one
  2. two
    spanning several lines
    without breaking the numbering
  3. three
    1. three point one
    2. three point two
Mixture of bulleted
and numbered lists

# one
# two
#* two point one
#* two point two

  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
Definition list

:item 1
:item 2

item 1
item 2
Preformatted text[3]

  preformatted text is done with
  a space at the
  beginning of the line

Preformatted text is done with
a space at the 
beginning of the line.


  1. Don't use a heading created by single equal signs as it appears with the same formatting and size as the page title, which can be confusing. An article with four or more headings will automatically create a table of contents.
  2. Use the horizontal rule very seldom! Rather use a new heading than a horizontal rule, because with a new heading the passage of the text will be directly editable.
  3. The same effect can be achieved by using <pre></pre>-Tags around the text instead of the leading space in every line.


Wiki-markup ignores normal line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can also start a new line with the HTML tags <br> or <br/>.

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