User:Reuben Cutfield/My Sandbox

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This page will be used as a scrapbook for my OWW tutorials.

Tutorial 1: Adding and Using the Sandbox

Demonstrated through construction and use of this page.

Tutorial 2: Editing Tables

Please refer to for information on how to prepare these tables. Each 'Activity' refers to one sub-heading within this tutorial.--Reuben Cutfield 01:43, 22 December 2010 (EST)

Activity 1: Wikitable

Description Progress Comments
This Is An
Example Of a 'Wikitable'

Activity 2:Pipe Syntax

Reuben's Caption
Reuben's Table Headings In bold
Reuben's row heading New row, new cell Same row new cell
Another row heading Another new row Another new cell in that row
A new row New cell created with pipes instead of new line
Cell-not aligned Cell-Aligned in centre

Activity 3: Color formatting

Demonstrating coloured cell application
Coloured Cells
blue on yellow
white on black
not coloured

Activity 4: Changing cell heights

Changing the sizes of cells etc
the height is 160 pixels
the height is now 50 px

Activity 5: Setting cell widths

Usually the width is determined by the longest cell length (characters) however you can set the length which causes automatic wrapping of text.

Setting cell widths
Small Medium Large
Notice how it wraps the text

Activity 6: Vertical Alignment

aligned to the top
aligned to bottom

Activity 7: Spanning multiple cells

Heading 1 spans 1 column Heading 2 spans 2 columns
this cell spans 1 row same again this cell spans 2 rows
just spans 1 same again

Activity 8: Floating tables

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Notice the floating of the table in the centre?
Notice the floating of the table to the left?

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Activity 9: Nested tables

Col 1 Col2
Not Nested
Nested Table
Original table

Activity 10: Aligning characters/decimal points

E Xtreme
Anato My
Le Arning
Sea Son

Activity 11: Sortable tables

A sortable table
Alphabet Numbers
a 5
f 9
j 4
i 2

Activity 12: Displaying Code

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! Description
! Progress
! Comments
| This
| Is
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Tutorial 5: Proper Page Naming Conventions

Please follow [[1]] link to access the tutorial. Each subheading has been turned into an activity and published below:


The pages on OWW need to be organized so that accessing and indexing the documents is achieved systematically. Pages which are of general use are named following a certain convention whilst personal pages, lab pages and special pages for example follow other conventions. There are no restrictions on the way you name your page but it is etiquette to follow the guidelines provided by OWW so that the community constructs a better resource. The specificity of a page should be reflected in its name. Naming pages which are specific to yourself or your lab, for example, will instruct others to respect this and be mindful of their edits to the pages. Conversely pages can be named to encourage collaboration and editing by others. Naming conventions also serve to remove the likelihood of the overlapping/duplication of common names e.g. 'protocol'. Prefixes and namespaces followed by a colon are used to indicate a document to a particular category within the storage system which is already predefined and commonly used e.g. images: or OpenWetWare: Namespaces help track changes made to your documents as well. Users are encouraged to rename pages which have not been named following the guidelines. It is also advised that following renaming another persons page page that you leave a note on their talk page alerting them to this change. To rename a page you use the 'Move' button at the top of a document and type the new page name into the 'To new name' box whilst leaving a reason for doing so e.g. 'Following OWW conventions'.

Please refer to renaming pages for how to rename a page.

Please refer to changing a page name template for a simple template you can complete and post to their talk page.

Activity 1: General purpose pages

OWW automatically capitalizes the first letter of a page. Therefore all general purpose pages must be named beginning with a capital letter so that a page without a capitalized first letter isn't targeted to the capitalized version. Furthermore when searching for a page users don't have to duplicate their searches. The following words in the title, with the exception of acronyms such as 'PCR', must start with a lower case letter.

Pleas visit Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis to see the proper convention being used. The page was named Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis and the move button was used to change it. Please also visit the talk page to see what I posted.