[OS X TeX] your wiki needs you?

Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD joseph.slater at wright.edu
Thu Sep 18 18:09:53 CEST 2008


On Sep 18, 2008, at 11:33 AM, cfrees at imapmail.org wrote:

> On Thu 18th Sep, 2008 at 11:10, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD seems to  
> have written:
>>> And now for the expected disclaimer: I am so ignorant that, every  
>>> time I have to update something on freemathtexts.org I  
>>> procrastinate as long as I possibly can and then cling desperately  
>>> to my desk as I press the final button. So, to my great shame, I  
>>> must confess that my nerves could not take editing the wiki. For  
>>> instance, I don't even know what a "redirect" is. And yes, I  
>>> agree, I could learn, but as some on this list are aware, my  
>>> learning speed is that of a very slow turtle.
>>
>> The turtle beats the hair. Google helps him too:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Redirect
>>
>> I learned this about 3 weeks ago.
>>
>> Because I edited a table in html listing TeX software and links, I  
>> became considered an expert on LaTeX. Now, because I took charge of  
>> the wiki, I came to be considered an expert on editing wikis. If I  
>> am an expert in either, it happened long after my reputation got  
>> there. All I every tried to do is make good notes for myself and  
>> share them with the world. So, please don't feel you can't edit a  
>> wiki. I couldn't a month or so ago either.
>>
> I found that the "Help" link on the left is also quite useful. At
> least, I found out how to make redirects that way.
>
> Another useful strategy is to pick an example of what you're trying to
> create and view the source using the "edit" tab. I managed to create a
> (very modest) table by copying bits of Joe's application table and
> looking up tables using the help. Why figure it out when somebody else
> has already done all the hard work?!
>

I often go to wikipedia to find an example of what I want to do. 
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