# User:SuperGenealogist/Sandbox

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## Practice Training for "Editing"

To make changes on any Wiki article or User page, you will need to use the special editing features of the MediaWiki software. The editing page can be accessed in several different ways, once you are signed in:

• In the Navigation column on the right, under Views, click Edit.
• At the top of the page, click the Edit tab.
• Near the top of the page, to the right of the page's title, click Edit This Page.
• To the right of the title for any section, click the Edit section icon.

This is the toolbar you will see:

It is called the FCK or Rich Text editor toolbar. (The FCK in FCKeditor stands for Frederico Caldeira Knabben, the creator of the editor. Knabben changed the program's name to CKeditor beginning with v3.0. The CK letters now stand for Content and Knowledge.)

When you click the [Disable rich editor] link that's above the FCK/Rich Text editor toolbar, this is toolbar you will see:

It is called the Standard editor toolbar.

Bold text
Italic text

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--Judy 08:56, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

## Practice Training for "Signing your name"

After adding a message or note to a discussion (not adding Wiki content), please sign your name.  Of course, you will also save the page after doing so.  There are several formats that you can use, depending upon your preferences.

1. Just your name: add three tildes (~) in a row, with no spaces.  SuperGenealogist.
2. Your name, plus the date and time: add four tildes (~) in a row, with no spaces.  SuperGenealogist 21:10, 16 December 2010 (UTC).
3. Your name, plus the date and time, but showing your display name rather than your User name:    a. Add four tildes (~) in a row, with no spaces.  SuperGenealogist 16:01,
6 January 2011 (UTC).
b. Save the page, click the edit icon for that section, and then click Wikitext.
c. Locate your signature, which will be in the format of [[User:User name|User name]].
d. Change the second instance (which follows the pipe) of your User name to your      Display name.  The format will then be: [[User:User name|Display name]].  Genealogist 16:23,
6 January 2011 (UTC).  Anyone who clicks on that link will still be directed to the correct User     page.
4. If you wish to sign your name, with or without the date and time, AND you do NOT want your name to link back to your User page, follow these steps:
a. Under Personal Tools, click My preferences.
b. Under the Change profile section, find the box for Signature, and type how you want your      name to appear.
c. Then click the box labeled, "Treat signature as wikitext (without an automatic link)" to place      a checkmark in it.
d. Save the page.
e. When using four tildes (~) in a row, your signature should now look like this:
Judy 18:01, 20 January 2011 (UTC).
f. When using three tildes (~) in a row, your signature should now look like this: Judy.
5. You can also add two hyphens (-) before the three or four tildes (~) to get: --SuperGenealogist 00:09, 4 February 2011 (UTC) or --Genealogist 00:12, 4 February 2011 (UTC) or --Judy 00:15, 4 February 2011 (UTC) or --Judy.
6. There is one other use for the tildes (~).  If you have made a comment on a discussion page, then wish to modify the comment later (not recommended, unless fixing a spelling or grammatical error), you can use five tildes (~) in a row.  This will add an additional date stamp with the current date and time, without adding your signature.
a. Modify the comment.
b. Add a parenthetical note pointing out the change.
c. Type the five tildes (~).
d. Save the page.
e. Results should look like this: 22:31, 24 February 2011 (UTC).
7. After posting your message, on the FCK editor toolbar, click the Insert Signature icon to automatically add your signature with a date and timestamp (--~~~~ formatting).   --Judy 21:27, 30 May 2011 (UTC).
8. After posting your message, above the FCK editor toolbar, click [Disable rich editor], and then click the Your signature with timestamp icon to automatically add your signature with a date and timestamp (--~~~~ formatting).   --Judy 21:36, 30 May 2011 (UTC).

## Practice Training for "Copying and Pasting"

(Unless otherwise indicated, all edits were made using the Rich Text Editor.)

#### From another Wiki document:

Welcome to the Sweden portal page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Sweden Portal page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swedish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Sweden Portal Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

(Did a straight copy and paste from the Web page itself. Notice that the links did not transfer over, nor did the bolding.)

Welcome to the Sweden portal page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Sweden Portal page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swedish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Sweden Portal Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

(Did a straight copy from the Web page itself, but pasted into the Standard [Wikitext] Editor. Notice that the links did not transfer over, nor did the bolding.)

Welcome to the Sweden portal page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Sweden Portal page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swedish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Sweden Portal Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

(Clicked edit for that section, clicked Wikitext, and then copied and pasted all characters in that section, excluding the image. Notice that the bolding and links came through.)

#### From Wikipedia:

Leksand Municipality (Leksands kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Leksand.

In 1974 "old" Leksand was amalgamated with Ål and reunited with Siljansnäs (which had been separated from it in 1875).

(Did a straight copy and paste from the Web page itself. Notice that the links did not transfer over, nor did the bolding and italics.)

Leksand Municipality (Leksands kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden Genealogy. Its seat is located in the town of Leksand.

In 1974 "old" Leksand was amalgamated with Ål and reunited with Siljansnäs (which had been separated from it in 1875).

(Clicked the Wikipedia Edit* tab, scrolled to the desired text, and then copied and pasted all characters in that section. Notice that the italics, bolding, and links came through. However, most of the links are red, since they are internal links for Wikipedia, not the Research Wiki. The Sweden link is the exception, as the internal or "shortcut" link within Wikipedia was similar enough to that of the Research Wiki that it was redirected to the correct page in our Wiki. [*Note - there was no need to register with Wikipedia, as Wikitext was only copied. No true editing of their site took place.] )

Leksand Municipality (Leksands kommun) is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Leksand.

In 1974 "old" Leksand was amalgamated with Ål and reunited with Siljansnäs (which had been separated from it in 1875).

(Clicked the Wikipedia Edit tab, scrolled to the desired text, and then copied and pasted all characters in that section. Clicked each Wikipedia link separately, copying their URL's and editing the Research Wiki's links. Notice that the italics and bolding came through.  The external links are now the same as those of the original source.)

#### From another Internet page:

Leksand
Leksand is a town in Dalarna with about 16 000 inhabitants. The name is known since 1318 and is composed of the word “lek” (appropriately play or mating) and “sand” and refers to the fish mating at the sandy bottom of the lake. The church in Leksand dates back to around 1300.

Today Leksand is characterised by small industry and enterprise as well as summer tourism.

Partial eclipse on August 1st
On August 1st there will be a solar eclipse, which will be total in a narrow corridor in the arctic region and in Siberia, Mongolia and China. In Leksand it will be a partial eclipse, where 44% of the sunlight will be blocked by the moon.

(Notice that no special formatting or links come through, just plain text for these two URL's.)

Leksand
Leksand is a town in Dalarna, Sweden with about 16,000 inhabitants. The name is known since 1318 and is composed of the word “lek” (appropriately play or mating) and “sand” and refers to the fish mating at the sandy bottom of the lake. The church in Leksand dates back to around 1300.

Today Leksand is characterized by small industry and enterprise as well as summer tourism.

Partial eclipse on August 1st
On August 1, 2008 there will be a solar eclipse, which will be total in a narrow corridor in the Arctic region and in Siberia, Mongolia and China. In Leksand it will be a partial eclipse, where 44% of the sunlight will be blocked by the moon.

(The desired formatting, spelling, and external link were individually edited. Remember that you must get permission to use information in this way, from this type of Web site!)

#### From OpenOffice version 2.4.1:

THIS IS A TEST

This is a test of the OpenOffice.org (OOo) 2.4.1 ability to transfer OpenOffice document text to Wiki text.

This version of the program was downloaded from http://www.brothersoft.com/openoffice.org-download-76797.html and installed from an administrator account on a Microsoft Vista Home Premium SP2 (64-bit) system.  (Note: The program icons do not automatically appear on your desktop.  Use your Start menu to find them, or locate them at C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 2.4\Program.  Right-click the application and select Create Shortcut.  When asked if you want the shortcut placed on the desktop, press the Yes button.)

The program installed fine (after uninstalling the previously installed current version of OpenOffice). Trouble started when trying to export the file after the above text was typed. The procedure was:

1. In the Menu bar, click File, and then click Export.
2. Click the down arrow next to the box labeled File format and select MediaWiki (.txt).
3. Type a name for the document in the File name box, making sure that it ends with .txt.
4. Click the Save button.

1. OpenOffice.org requires a Java runtime environment (JRE) to perform this task. The selected JRE is defective. Please select another version or install a new JRE and select it under Tools - Options - OpenOffice.org - Java. (Added note: the current version of JRE is correctly installed.)

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2.  Error saving the document Untitled1: Write Error. The file could not be written.

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The solution:

2. Click Tools, and then select Options.
3. On the left side, click Java.
4. Under Java options, the checkbox next to "Use a Java runtime environment" was already checked and my current version of JRE was already listed in the white box.
5. HOWEVER, there was an empty radio button next to the words "Sun Microsystems Inc."
6. Select the JRE version and then click the radio button.
7. Press the OK button.
8. The export to MediaWiki text now works correctly.

(Signed in to the Wiki, clicked edit for this section, and then clicked the Wikitext button.  Opened the THIS IS A TEST.txt document; in the Menu bar, clicked Edit, and then clicked Select All; right-clicked the highlighted area and then selected Copy.  In the correct place in the Wiki editing box, right-clicked and then selected Paste.  The Wiki page was previewed, a description was typed in the Summary box, and then the page was saved.  Notice that all the formatting came through, except that the error message images were replaced by [[Image:]].)

##### Installing OpenOffice version 2.4.1 on a flash drive:

If you wish to keep the most current version of OpenOffice on your computer, the older version can be run from a flash drive.  The full-fledged version found at OpenOffice.org would not install properly on a U3 drive.  (It kept requesting that Disk 1 be inserted.)  So, instead, a version made especially for portable drives was used.  It works exactly the same way as the full-fledged version.

2. Download one of the following PortableApps: Platform only, the Suite Light, or the Suite Standard. (The Suite Standard will include the current version of OpenOffice, which must be uninstalled.)
3. Copy the installation file to your flash drive and install it.
4. Locate the older version of OOo, named OpenOffice_Portable_2.4.1_en-us.paf.exe at http://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/OpenOffice.org%20Portable/OpenOffice.org%20Portable%202.4.1/  (SourceForge.net is where PortableApps stores their files).  If the file refuses to download, another copy can be found at http://www.wuala.com/jaro33/portables/OpenOffice_Portable_2.4.1_en-us.paf.exe/.
5. Copy the installation file to your flash drive and install it using the PortableApps interface (click Options, select Install a New App, browse to where the file is stored, select the file, and then click Open).
6. Be sure to properly eject your flash drive when you are finished using it.

When you have created a document in a current version of OpenOffice on your desktop and wish to use the wikitext feature, copy the file to your flash drive.  Close all instances (for all users) of OpenOffice on the desktop before trying to operate the older version on your flash drive.

#### From Microsoft Word 2007:

1.  Wiki page - Sweden Leksand parish.docx

Parish Location
Härad (District): Leksand is in the Nedansiljan district. Nedansiljan means literally, “below Siljan.” Siljan is the sixth largest lake in Sweden.1 Leksand is at the lake’s southern shore.2

(Copied and pasted straight from the document. Notice that bolding, font size, and footnote numbers are transferred into plain text.)

2.

This is a Test

This is a test of the Microsoft Office Word 2007 ability to transfer MS Office document text to Wiki text.

The add-in for the program was downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8e519637-afb0-4134-a91f-7b0ebea8d933 and installed from an administrator account on a Microsoft Windows 7 Starter (32-bit) system, using Microsoft Office Word 2007 SP2 (part of Office Home and Student 2007).

The program installed fine.

To translate into Wikitext after creating your document, the procedure is:

1. In the upper left-hand corner, click the Office button, click Save As, and then select Other Formats.
2. Click the down arrow next to the box labeled Save as type, and then select MediaWiki (*.txt). It will be next to the last on the list.
3. Type a name for the document in the File name box, making sure that it ends with .txt.
4. Click the Save button.

(Signed in to the Wiki, clicked edit for this section, and then clicked the Wikitext button.  Opened the This is a Test.txt document; in the Menu bar, clicked Edit, and then clicked Select All; right-clicked the highlighted area and then selected Copy.  In the correct place in the Wiki editing box, right-clicked and then selected Paste.  The Wiki page was previewed, a description was typed in the Summary box, and then the page was saved.  Notice that all the formatting came through, except that the link to the add-in is not clickable.)

3.

This is a Test

This is a test of the Microsoft Office Word 2007 ability to transfer MS Office document text to Wiki text.

The add-in for the program was downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8e519637-afb0-4134-a91f-7b0ebea8d933 and installed from an administrator account on a Microsoft Windows 7 Starter (32-bit) system, using Microsoft Office Word 2007 SP2 (part of Office Home and Student 2007).

The program installed fine.

To translate into Wikitext after creating your document, the procedure is:

1. In the upper left-hand corner, click the Office button, click Save As, and then select Other Formats.
2. Click the down arrow next to the box labeled Save as type, and then select MediaWiki (*.txt). It will be next to the last on the list.
3. Type a name for the document in the File name box, making sure that it ends with .txt.
4. Click the Save button.

(Signed in to the Wiki, clicked edit for this section, and then clicked the Wikitext button.  Opened the This is a Test2.txt document; in the Menu bar, clicked Edit, and then clicked Select All; right-clicked the highlighted area and then selected Copy.  In the correct place in the Wiki editing box, right-clicked and then selected Paste.  To obtain the clickability of the Microsoft link, deleted “<nowiki>” before the link and “</nowiki>” after the link. The Wiki page was previewed, a description was typed in the Summary box, and then the page was saved.  Notice that all the formatting came through.)

4.  NOTE: The Microsoft Office Word Add-in for MediaWiki would not properly install on a Microsoft Vista Home Edition SP2 (64-bit) system (even from an administrator account), using Microsoft Office 2007 Professional.  While the add-in is listed under Programs and Features in the Control Panel, MediaWiki.txt is not an option in the list of formats that can be saved.  Either the problem is because of the system being 64-bit, or somehow the settings are preventing the installation.

5.  Helpful link: Help:How to Convert a Microsoft Office Document into Wiki Format

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