Finding the Wiki (was: Re: [OS X TeX] Tex to rtf converter)

cfrees at cfrees at
Fri Aug 6 15:45:16 EDT 2010

On Fri 6th Aug, 2010 at 13:34, Alain Schremmer seems to have written:

> On Aug 6, 2010, at 12:20 PM, <cfrees at> <cfrees at> 
> wrote:
>> On Fri 6th Aug, 2010 at 08:48, Alain Schremmer seems to have written:
>>> (2) I noticed two absences in the wiki: (Note the absence of any joke 
>>> here.)
>>> 	(a)	sage on the mathematics helpers page.
>> Please do go ahead and add this. It certainly should be there. (You
>> might search for it first just in case it is on a different page for
>> some reason because then you can just move it or link to it, as
>> appropriate.)
> Not familiar with the search feature there but I did do a search. Will do it 
> but first I have to learn how. (There is some nonsense re. diff. calc. on 
> Wikipedia which I have always been afraid to correct lest I do some serious 
> damage.)

There's a box on the left. Just type "sage" in it and press enter. It
isn't the end of the world if you repeat something - I've often merged
information about the same thing on different pages. Just makes sense
to avoid that if necessary. (Plus if somebody has already written
something, it is less work to move it and update it than to start from

It is very easy to revert your changes if you mess something up. (Not
suggesting you would.) If you make a mess and can't figure out how to
do this, somebody else can revert the page back to how it was before
you started editing. You literally cannot do any lasting damage which
would take more than a few seconds to correct. This is true even if you
delete an entire page or, indeed, every page. It is also true (thank
goodness) if you replace pages with adverts for Ugg boots... :)

You can also preview your changes before saving them. So you edit as
you think and then preview the page without saving it, make corrections
if necessary and preview again. Just don't forget to save when you are
done or your changes will be lost.

There is also a "sandbox" to play in and try things out. And if you
have an account, you have a user page which is essentially blank to
begin with and so does not contain anything to be messed up.


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