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If you are new to wiki editing
Consult the Help page as well some useful links under "Help Links" further down.
The Table of Contents gives a list of all articles that are written for a particular subject. The entries in this catagory are intended for writeups conerning a specific topic, and should be linked to other catagories for supporting code examples.
The Function Library is home to single procedures that may include a brief description of the procedure provided. Conceptual writings on how and where to use functions may be more suited to the Wiki Articles section.
The Code Archive is home to more complex code samples than the Function Library. Here, many functions as well as supporting objects may be posted in the form of an uploaded example database. Core content of the Code Archive is kept in the Code Archive Forum, with a listing of the forum entries and a brief synopsis included in this wiki catagory
To start a new "page"
Each page is an article that a member will post. To post a new page, copy the following and paste into your browser's address bar:
The title of the article will be whatever is specified by your_new_page_name... thank you for submitting your articles and ideas!
Don't forget to try Searching in the Access Wiki Index for your new article name before posting. There may already be a similar article in existence that you could contribute additional ideas to.
Listing Your Article in the Table of Contents and Index
In articles add these links at the end of your article:
Including these links will automatically insert references to the page in the Table of Contents and Access Wiki Index respectively.
Remember that the links must match the spelling and case exactly.
In redirects include only this link [[Category:Access Wiki Index]] at the end of the page. Please DO NOT include the Table of Contents links in redirects.
Redirect to page with desired content but different name
Be aware that article names are Case Sensitive. So ComboBox is not the same as Combobox. It is usually recommended that one create as many redirect pages as there may be for different variants so the users will always arrive at the right page. For example, page titled "ComboBox" will actually redirect to the actual page titled "Combo Box". The redirect page contain only one line:
#REDIRECT [[Title of the target page you want to redirect to]]
[[Category:Access Wiki Index]]
To edit an a redirect page, add this to the end of the URL: &redirect=no
Here are some resources to get you started:
Policy and Guidelines for Content & Styles
Here at the UtterAccess Wiki, we strongly encourage you to take time to digest the spirit behind the principles discussed in the articles linked below so you can apply them in your contributions to the UtterAccess Wiki. This will help us reach a high level of quality in our content. To get an idea of what constitutes a good wiki article, here are three links pointing to Wikipedia's pages dealing with what we can write about and how to write about it; this will help us adopt a consistent and uniform style for all of our articles.
We also expect some content will touch on "how-to's" and tutorials. For such content, the link from wikiHow may be also relevant: