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Welcome, TWikiGuest!

Welcome to URCS! This is a TWikiSite (pronounced twee-kee site), a meeting place to work on common interests. Anyone can contribute using any web browser. URCS looks like a normal web site... except that it encourages contribution and editing of pages, questions, answers, comments and updates.

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What's in a TWiki?

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  • Webs: A TWikiSite is divided into webs, each one represents an area for collaboration. This site has the following webs: Main, Sandbox, TWiki
  • Topics: Each web is made up of hyperlinked topics that appear in your browser.
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  • Webs: A TWikiSite is divided into webs, each one represents a workspace for collaboration. This site has the following webs: Main, Sandbox, TWiki
  • Topics: Each web is made up of hyperlinked topics (wiki pages) that appear in your browser.
 

Some things to do

  • Browse. This is a site like other sites. Read and follow interesting links.
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  • Write. Speak your mind! From your browser you can change or add to anything you see in a TWiki topic. Use regular text or TWikiShorthand.
  • Experiment. Edit your personal page or visit the Sandbox web.
  • Organize. You can learn to use TWikiForms and FormattedSearches to include topic information - for example, classify pages by subject, status, or date.
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  • Write. Speak your mind! From your browser you can change or add to anything you see in a TWiki topic. Modify content with an easy to use WYSIWYG editor.
  • Experiment. Visit the Sandbox web and create as many topics as you like.
  • Organize. You can learn to use TWikiForms and formatted searches with SQL-like queries to include topic information - for example, classify pages by subject, status, or date.
 
  • Learn more. Some good places to start:
    • TWikiTutorial is a 20-minute tour of TWiki essentials.
    • ATasteOfTWiki is a short introduction training course for beginners.
    • WikiReferences links to selected articles and books about wiki technology and online collaboration.
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    • WikiSyntax - simple wiki syntax for those using raw edit instead of WYSIWYG editor
 
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Some basics

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Editing a page:

  • click Edit at the bottom of any topic and make your changes
  • click [ Preview Changes ] at the bottom to verify the topic (use your brower's Back button if necessary)
  • click [ Save Changes ] You've now edited the topic!
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Editing a topic

  • Click Edit at the top or bottom of any topic and make your changes.
    Note: Don't worry if you make a mistake. Everything is version controlled, you can easily go back in time.
  • Click Save - you've now updated the topic!
 
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Creating a page

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Creating a new topic

 
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See a question mark link "?" behind a WikiWord? That means that there's no topic yet for that NewWikiWord78609. If you want to create a topic for that WikiWord, just click on the question mark. The topic will be created and you will be in the editor window.
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  • See a red-colored WikiWord? That means that there's no topic yet for that NewWikiWord35903. Simply click on the red-link to create a topic with that name. Add your content and save. Done!
  • To create your own topic, invent a BrandNewWikiWord name and put it into an existing topic. Click on the red-link of BrandNewWikiWord to create the topic.
 

Viewing the history of a topic

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Click History at the bottom of a topic
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  • Click History at the bottom of a topic.

Attaching files and images

  • Click Attach to upload and attach any type of file.
  • When attaching an image file (.gif, .png, .jpg), check the "link" checkbox to embed the image into the topic. Edit the topic to move/resize the image.

Embedding objects

 
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Attaching files

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  • Raw edit a topic and paste YouTube videos, Twitter feeds and other objects.
 
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Click Attach to upload and attach any type of file.
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Related topics: UserDocumentationCategory, TWikiTutorial, ATasteOfTWiki, TWikiVariables, WikiSyntax, TWikiDocGraphics
 
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-- Contributors: TWiki:Main/GrantBow, TWiki:Main/JonReid, TWiki:Main/MikeMannix, TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny
 
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