Learn more about Help:Edit toolbar
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In compatible browsers, an edit toolbar can be automatically displayed with the edit box, provided that this has been set in the preferences.It appears automatically for editors who are not logged in. This functions partly as a typing aid and partly as a reminder of the available functions. All the functions are available simply by typing the code directly into the edit box (such as [[link]]) - this may be easier.
In Mozilla browsers and IE, you can format existing text by highlighting the text you want to format and clicking the relevant button on the toolbar. If you click a button without selecting any text, sample text will be inserted at the cursor's position (like so: Bold text). In other browsers, clicking on the button presents an explanation for that feature. (Pre-release 9.0 versions of Opera browser also seem to support the advanced functionality.)
All of the toolbar options, and further editing options, are available in Bananeweizen's Firefox extension.
List of functions
(apart from the last two examples, these pieces of wikitext are created by typing abc, selecting it and clicking the buttons on the toolbar)
|Icon||Function||What it shows when editing||What it shows on the page|
|Image:Bold icon.png||Bold or strong emphasis||'''abc'''||abc|
|Image:Italic icon.png||Italic or emphasis||''abc''||abc|
|Image:Internal link icon.png||Internal link||[[abc]]||abc|
|Image:External link icon.png||External link||[abc.com]|
|Image:Headline icon.png||Section heading||== abc ==||
|Image:Image icon.png||Insert image||[[Image:abc.jpg]]||Image:Abc.jpg|
|Image:Media icon.png||Insert media||[[Media:abc.ogg]]||Media:abc.ogg|
|Image:Math icon.png||Mathematical formula||<math>abc</math>||<math>abc</math>|
|Image:Nowiki icon.png||Ignore wiki formatting||<nowiki>abc '''[[Bold text]]'''</nowiki>||abc '''[[Bold text]]'''|
|Image:Signature icon.png||Sign talk comments (with time stamp)||--~~~~||--Gareth Aus 22:49, 11 February 2006 (UTC)|
|Image:H-line icon.png||Horizontal line||----||
- On Wikipedia, there is the addition of a redirect button.
- You can add more buttons to your toolbar. See: User:MarkS/Extra edit buttons
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