Participants have many options for how to engage with this wiki. Our hope is that you use this site as a resource, and add to it to help build the knowledge of our community. Here are a few tips to help you contribute to the Wiki, adapted from the Packard Foundation OE Wiki:


To begin, you first want to Join the wiki.

  • Click on "Join this Wiki" in the menu bar (upper left hand side)
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Once you've joined, it's easy to Edit pages (e.g., to add, delete, correct, or reorganize content)

  • Go to the page you want to edit.
  • Click on the "Edit" button in the upper right corner of the page, which brings up an "Editor" bar.
  • Add text/cut/paste like you would in other programs.
  • Click the "Save" button in the Editor bar; you are now back in Read mode and can review your changes.

From there, you can Edit a page with your own material / thoughts and/or Add a Document or Link to share with others. When adding material, it would be helpful if you put your name in parenthesis at the end (and even better if you "Link" your name to your email address). (Jessica) If you're lost or need help, please click the "Help" button in the upper right wiki bar or email nnf-core@googlegroups.com and one of us will get back to you shortly.

Tip: If adding a lot of material, you may want to edit in a Word document first, since every time you hit the "Save" button, those who sign-up to be notified of page updates will get an email or RSS feed. If you are copying text from another source, you may want to transfer it to Notepad first, which will remove any coding or formatting that may cause text on the website to be distorted.

It's also quite easy to Add a Document or a Link to a website.

Documents

  1. Go to the page you want to add a document or web site link to.
  2. Click on the "Edit" button in the upper right corner of the page, which brings up an "Editor" bar.
  3. Place your cursor at the location of the page where you want to add a document or a web link (continue for adding a document or see below to a web site link).
  4. Make sure your document has an understandable title before adding it.
  5. With your cursor where you want to add the document, click "File" in the Editor bar.
  6. Click "+ Upload Files"; search for the document in your files; double-click on it; wait for it to show with an icon.
  7. Once it shows up, double click to embed it where your cursor was on the page or click "Embed File".
  8. Click "Save" in the Edit bar; once back in Read mode, try opening your attachment by double-clicking on it.
  9. To delete a file that was misplaced, simply highlight it and hit backspace or delete.

Weblinks

  1. Follow steps 1-3 above
  2. To insert a web link where your cursor is placed, first type in one to three words that describe the link, perhaps an organization or website name or acronym.
  3. Highlight the one to three words that you want to "link" to a website address.
  4. Click the "Link" button in the Editor bar.
  5. Click "External Link"; the highlighted text should show up as "Link Text".
  6. Add the "Website Address" by typing it in or cut/paste from the other website (including the http:// part).
  7. Click "Add Link" at the bottom of the window; the previously highlighted text should be colored; you are still in Edit mode.
  8. Click "Save" in the edit bar; once back in Read mode, test your link by clicking it.

You can certainly Add a New Page

  • Click on "New Page" in the menu bar (upper left hand side)
  • Name your page
  • Click "create"
  • To create a link to this new page within the Wiki:
    • Highlight the one to three words that you want to "link" to this page
    • Click the "Link" button in the Editor bar
    • Choose "Wiki Link"; the highlighted text should show up as "Link Text".
    • Type in the name of the page you've created
    • Finish by clicking on "Add Link"

We hope this helps! However, if you have additional questions, please email us at nnf-core@googlegroups.com