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INDENTING HELP

When working in wikis it is important to note that to indent paragraphs and bibliographic statements you cannot use the space bar or tab key. Even content with indentation copied from a word processor will not show indentation on the finished page. To indent right or to use a hanging indent,you create a wiki page for each that contains a widget with indenting instructions. These pages are then inserted wherever indenting is needed. Below are the procedures for creating the indenting pages followed by instructions on how to put them to work. April 2012 revisions includes a change of text for right indenting on a wiki page.

CREATING PAGES

Right Indent Page

  1. Select New Page.
  2. Name the page
    HTML_p_indent
  3. Select the Widget icon.
    Houle_widgeticon.jpg
  4. Select Other HTML on the bottom left side of the Widget dialog box
    widgets.jpg
  5. In the Widgets dialog box enter the following text
         &nbsp
    Houle_HTML_indent_txt.jpg
  6. Click Save to save your widget then again to save your page.
  7. The finished page will appear blank but contains the unseen embedded widget.

Hanging Indent Page

  1. Select New Page.
  2. Name the page
    HTML_p_hang
  3. Select the widget icon.
  4. Select Other HTML
  5. In the Other HTML box enter
    <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
    <![CDATA[
    document.write('<p style="text-indent: -3em; margin-left: 3em">')
    ]]>
    </script>
    Houle_HTML_wikitext.jpg
  6. Click Save to save your widget then again to save your page.
  7. The finished page will appear blank but contains the unseen embedded widget.

You do not have to name the page exactly as noted above. These names were selected as they are easily identified in a list of pages that
will appear when you are ready to use them for indenting. Also note that if you have more than one wiki recreate the indenting pages for each
site. Once you have created your indenting pages select Manage Wiki/Content/Pages. Locate your indenting pages. Click in the box
in front of each page and select Lock. This will prevent other members from altering the content of the page.

INDENTING INSTRUCTIONS


Indenting Right

  1. To indent a paragraph, locate the cursor at the beginning of the paragraph.
  2. Click on the Widget icon.
    Houle_widgeticon.jpg
  3. Select Contents of a Wiki Page on the right side of the pop up box.
    Houle_widgetwikispaces.jpg
  4. Begin typing HTML and select from the list HTML_p_indent.
    Houle_contentsembededchoice.jpg
  5. Click on Embed Page.
    Houle_indentembededchecked.jpg
  6. The grey include page icon appears at the beginning of your paragraph.
    Houle_includepgicon.jpg
  7. To continue indenting other paragraphs, copy the include page greyed icon and paste it in front of each paragraph.

Hanging Indent

  1. To create a hanging indent for a bibliography, locate the cursor at the beginning of your citation.
  2. Following the above instructions but select HTML_p_hang.
    Houle_hangembedchecked.jpg
  3. Complete the process as explained above to indent.
  4. Copy and paste the Include page greyed icon in front of each bibliographic statement.

"Linking." YouTube. Wikispaces. 25 February 2012. Web. 1 September 2012.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNUsfMn-EFk&feature=channel_page>


How to Indent Video