Wiki Pages

Wiki Pages are similar to web pages. A Wiki Page's main function is to display textual information, although Web Parts can be added.

Overview

There are two types of pages in UNC's instance of SharePoint: Wiki Pages (also referred to simply as Pages), which are similar to web pages; and Web Parts Pages.

Although these pages may appear or function as web pages, UNC does not have an external license for SharePoint.  This means that, like all other SharePoint content, this content cannot be accessed by anyone without an ONYEN, and is not a substitute for a website.

 

Creating & Editing Wiki Pages

To create a Wiki Page, click Site Actions (in the Top Bar) and select Create New Page....  After creating a new Wiki Page, you will be brought to the Format Text tab, within Editing Tools.

 

Page Tab

The Page tab has different options for Web Parts Pages than for Wiki Pages (see Web Parts Pages for more information).  For Wiki Pages, the Page tab appears like this:

 

Page (Wiki)

Wiki Pages can be edited with these functions of the ribbon:

  • Edit - Open the Editing Tools tabs; or, check out the page for in-depth editing.  Checking out a page ensures that no one else changes the page while you are editing.  When finished, check the page in.
  • Manage - Edit, delete, or rename a Wiki Page.  View previous versions of the page, or manage permissions.
  • Share & Track - Set an alert.  SharePoint will email you when the page is modified.  Send email with a link to the page.
  • Page Actions - Make this page the default view of your site, or view which pages link to this page.
  • Page Library - Change permissions for all pages (grouped together, these comprise a Library), view all pages, or visit the main Page Library Settings page.

 

Editing Tools Tabs

In addition to the Page options above, Wiki Pages also contain the Editing Tools tabs: Format Text & Insert.

 

Format Text Tab

 

Editing Tools


  • Edit - Enter/exit editing mode; or, check out a page for in-depth editing.  Checking out a page ensures that no one else changes the page while you are editing.  When finished, check the page in.
  • Clipboard - Cut, copy, paste (or paste plaintext), undo (or redo).
  • Font - Change text fonts, add emphasis or colors, utilize super/subscripts.
  • Paragraph - Add a list (numbered or unordered), change alignment, or indent.

  • Styles - Use one of SharePoint's purpose-made styles, such as Highlight or Caption.
  • Spelling - Spellcheck your page, or change languages.
  • Layout - Change the layout of your content area, adding columns, sidebars, or headers & footers.
  • Markup - Use web styles such as headers, or edit your page in HTML (for advanced users).

 

Insert Tab

 

Insert

 

  • Tables - Insert a table.
  • Media - Insert pictures, videos & audio.
  • Links - Upload & link to a file, or link to a web page.
  • Web Parts - Insert a Web Part or a List from elsewhere on your site, or create a new one.
Related content
Web Parts Pages