[OS X TeX] your wiki needs you?
Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD
joseph.slater at wright.edu
Thu Sep 18 12:09:53 EDT 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:
>> 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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