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About the Bebop Wiki Functions

A Wiki allows you to edit the content of web pages directly in the browser.

Wiki pages can contain WikiLinks which are marked by red dotted borders . A click on a WikiLink opens an editor for a new page. Moving the mouse over a WikiLink will show other edit options. If you want to create a WikiLink yourself, switch into the edit mode and add a [link in square brackets].

A click on a WikiLink opens an editor for a new page. Moving the mouse over a WikiLink will show other edit options. If you want to create a WikiLink yourself, switch into the edit mode and add a [link in square brackets]. Note that Wiki pages also appear in the Blog and other views. It might be usefull that you provide an abstract that describes the purpose of the Wiki. You can edit the abstract in the Blog view or by clicking the "Info" button in the Wiki view.

The other main edit operations are:

Creating a new Wiki: Every folder can be transformed into a Wiki. By default a folder has a dynamic index.html page, which shows a table of content of the container. Click "Add new Page" if you want to replace this dynamic page with a static one.

Editing the text of the page: By clicking "Edit this Page" you are led to a full page editor. In this editor you can add, delete, change text as in typical word processor. If you place a text in square brackets you create a WikiLink which can be directed to another Wiki Page or document. These WikiLinks are activated after you save the edited page. WikiLinks which point to another page are displayed as ordinary HTML links. All WikiLinks without existing target are marked by red dotted borders.

Editing the WikiLinks:WikiLinks are only active in the standard Wiki View (not the page editor). Once you click a WikiLink you are led to a new page editor which allows you to directly write the content the link should point to. If your mouse moves over a WikiLink Bebop pops up various other edit options

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Text Editing with the WYSIWYG/HTML Editor

If you check the "WYSIWYG" (What You See Is What You Get) option at the right sidebar Bebop will use the TinyMCE HTML Editor which offers typical word processor capabilities. Note that this editor only works in IE 6 and newer versions of Netscape, Mozilla, & Firefox. Opera, Safari, and other browsers are currently not supported. Alternatively, you can use an Ascii-Editor which uses the ReStructuredText formatting options.

The icons at the bottom of the Editor have the usual meaning. We explain only a few important here. For all others see the Tiny MCE Help.

Icon… Function…
Opens a window which allows you to edit a link.
Removes the link from the selected text.
Opens a window which allows you to edit an image.
Use this option if you copy and paste content from Word-Documents into Bebop. This option ensures that the copied HTML is clean and standard conform. This can save you a lot of trouble.
Opens the TinyMCE Editor in fullscreen mode and tries to make the edit window as large as possible.
Leads to the TinyMCE Help.
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Text Formatting with ReStructured Text

This option is currently switched off. Click here to show/hide the Restructured Text Options.

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Versions

Bebop supports a simple form of versioning. If versioning is enabled the user can decide to create a new version by clicking "Create new version" besides the Save-Button. New versions of documents are listed in RSS-Readers and in the Blog- and News-Views of Bebop (if enabled). Therefore you should describe in a few words what's new in this version.

In rare cases Bebop creates new versions automatically: If two or more users modify a single document in parallel the resulting documents are saved as different versions to avoid data loss. Such versions are marked by letters, e.g. 3a, 3b, 3c. These different branches of the document can be merged by choosing the Compare-Button in the sidebar.

Comparing Versions You can compare any two versions by selecting them in the sidebar and clicking "Compare" afterwards. This button opens a new window which highlights the differences between the two versions.

Merging Versions From the comparison view one can swith to the merge view which opens edit fields for the title, abstract, and body of the document versions you want to merge. In these edit fields you can resolve conflicts between the different versions of the content and create a new follow up version which puts the different lines of work together again.

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