*I will continue to add to this guide. If there is something you want included, please either leave me a message on the discussion tab (see below for instructions!) or add the instructions yourself when you figure it out!* ~Kisha

Things to keep in mind
1) Wikis, because they are a simple platform designed for anyone to use, can be somewhat glitchy.
2) In particular, this can take the form of not saving the way it looks in “Edit” function. Sometimes you just need to go away and come back later. Sometimes you just need to change the formatting.
3) Sometimes spacing does not want to work. In this case, best to “force” it by including some symbol as a divider (ex. dashes, asterisks, etc.).
4) Occasionally the glitch will be with images. I’ve found it’s best to let it go and try again later.

Suggestions
1) A good way to "play around" and get used to the site is to begin, after creating an account and joining the wiki, by going to the "Editorial Committee" page and adding your bio/photo. If you can do those two things, you are well on your way!
2) As we are getting started, I recommend putting your name next to your additions - that way, it will be visually easy to see who is suggesting what or asking what question.

Create an account
*Why? Your name/user name will appear in the "revision history" on each page.
1) If you do not already have a Wikispaces account, click on “Sign In” in upper right-hand corner.
2) Click on “Create a new Wikispaces account” and follow instructions.

Join site
1) After creating your account and/or signing in to your account, click “Join” in the upper right-hand corner.
2) Follow instructions.

Editing existing page content: How to…

…edit an existing page.
1) Click on the page link in the right-hand navigation (contents) bar.
2) On every page, there will be a menu of options in the upper right-hand of the white space. One of these is “Edit.”
3) Click on “Edit.”
4) This will take you to a new menu bar and the ability to add to the page.
5) “Save” (on the menu bar) often.

…edit the font.
1) In “Edit” mode (either before typing or after highlighting text to be changed), click on the color pallete/T button on the menu bar.
2) Options are self-explanatory.

…insert a link to another page in the wiki, a file already uploaded to the wiki, a web site, or an email address.
1) In “Edit” mode, click on the “Link” button.
2) Follow instructions.

…insert an image or file.
1) In “Edit” mode, click on the “File” button (this will bring up a list of files/images already uploaded to the wiki).
2) If this is the first time using the file or image, click “Upload Files” in the upper right-hand corner.
3) Find file/image.
4) When the file/image shows up in the list, click on it.
5) When it inserts into the page, a menu bar will appear with it including options of how to revise it (sizing, alignment, etc.)

...add a line.
1) In "Edit" mode, click on the line button (it is to the right of the bullet button).

Creating/deleting a page: How to…

…create a page.
1) On the right-hand navigation (contents) bar, click on the “plus sign” next to “Pages and Files."
2) Under “Page Name,” type in the name of the new page. REMINDER: this will also be the page address name.
3) Click “Create.”

...delete a page.
1) On the right-hand navigation (contents) bar, click on “Pages and Files."
2) From the list, select the box next to the page to be deleted.
3) Click "Delete" at the top of the list.
4) Note that this is the same process to delete any uploaded files/images.

Discussion and comments: How to...

...leave a discussion post for a page.
1) On every page, you can leave a discussion thread.
2) Click on the page upon which you wish to comment.
3) On every page, there will be a menu of options in the upper right-hand of the white space. Click on the one with a double dialogue bubble and a number next to it. If you hover over it, it will show how many discussion posts there are.
4) Click on "New Post."
5) Enter a subject and a message.
6) If you wish to be notified if there are replies to this thread, click "Monitor this topic."
7) Click "Post."

...reply to a discussion post.
1) Repeat 1-3 from previous instructions.
2) Click on the thread to read it and/or reply.
3) Enter a reply.
4) If you wish to be notified if there are replies to this thread, click "Monitor this topic."
5) Click "Post."

...leave a comment on a word, phrase, section. This is similar to the Comments function in Word. I have included an example on the "Format Template" page.
1) In "Edit" mode, highlight desired section.
2) Click on "Comment" in menu bar.
3) Type in the box that pops up.
4) Click "Save" on menu bar.

...read comments on the page.
1) On every page, there will be a menu of options in the upper right-hand of the white space. One of these is a yellow dialogue bubble. It will not be clickable if there are no comments.
2) Click on the button. The comments will appear.
3) To get rid of the comments, click on the Comments button again.

Revision history: How to...

...view the revision history of an individual page.
1) On every page, there will be a menu of options in the upper right-hand of the white space. One of these is a clock with a number it.
2) Click on the button.

...revert to a previous version.
1) Repeat 1-2 from previous instructions.
2) Click on the link to the date/time of the version to which you wish to revert.
3) Click "Revert to This Version" (next to a green arrow).

...compare previous versions.
1) Repeat 1-2 from previous instructions.
2) Click "Select" next to the two versions you wish to compare.

Recent changes: How to...

...view the recent changes to the entire wiki (and who made them).
1) On the right-hand navigation (contents) bar, click on “Recent Changes."