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Wann Dir de VisualEditor teste wëllt ouni an Artikel z'änneren, hei ass eng Säit wou Dir dat maache kënnt. Dir braucht kee Benotzerkont fir VisualEditor op där Säit ze benotzen.

VisualEditor gëtt opgemaachEdit

To edit a page using VisualEditor, click on the "Änneren" tab at the top of the page.

D'Opmaache vun der Säit fir z'ännere kann e puer Sekonnen daueren, a méi laang wann d'Säit ganz laang ass.

Clicking on the "Quelltext änneren" tab will open the classic wikitext source editor.

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You can also open VisualEditor by clicking on the "änneren" link on each section.
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Fir unzefänken: d'Toolbar vum VisualEditorEdit

Screenshot vun der Toolbar vum VisualEditor
D'Toolbar vu VisualEditor ass uewen um Ecran wann Dir ufänkt z'änneren. Se huet e puer bekannt Iconen:

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Réckgängeg maachen and Widderhuelen the changes you have made.

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Headings pull-down menu: allows you to change how the paragraph is formatted. To change the style of a paragraph, put your caret in the paragraph and select an item in this menu (you don't have to highlight any text). Section titles are formatted "Iwwerschrëft", and subsections are "Iwwerschrëft 2", "Iwwerschrëft 3", and so on. The normal format for text is "Abschnitt".

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Formatting: Clicking the "A" opens a menu. For any item to have an effect, you must have first selected (highlighted) some text.

  • The "Fett" item (B) bolds the selected text.
  • The "Kursiv" item (I) italicizes the selected text.
  • The "Exposant" item (x2) causes the selected text to appear smaller than surrounding text and to be slightly higher than the surrounding text.
  • The "Indice" item (x2) causes the selected text to appear smaller than surrounding text and slightly lower than the surrounding text.
  • The "Duerchsträichen" item (S) adds a solid bar through the selected text.
  • The "Computercode" item (a set of curly brackets: {}) changes the font of the selected text to a monospaced font, which sets it apart from surrounding (proportionally spaced) text.
  • The "Ënnersträichen" item (U) adds a solid line beneath the selected text.
  • The "Sprooch" item (Aあ) allows you to label the language (for example, Japanese) and direction (for example, right-to-left) of the selected text.
  • The final item (VisualEditor MediaWiki theme clear icon bitmap.png), called "Formatéierung ewechhuelen", removes all character formatting from the selected text, including links

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Linking tool: D'Ketten ass de linking tool. Wann Dir dorop klickt (gewéinlech nodeem Dir Text ugewielt hutt) geet de Linkdialog op.

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Zitat menu: The "Zitat" menu is used to add inline citations (also called "footnotes" or "references"). All projects have access to "Einfach" reference formatting and the ability to "Nees-benotzen" citations, using this menu. This menu also gives you quick access to local citation templates, if these are enabled on your wiki.

(Instructions for adding local citation templates to the Zitat menu at a specific wiki are available at VisualEditor/Citation tool.)

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Lists & indentation: The first two items allow you to format text as either a "Lëscht mat Punkten" or a "Numeréiert Lëscht". The last two items allow you to decrease or increase the indentation level of list items.

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Drasetzen: The "Drasetzen" menu may be different on some projects. Below is a list of all options that may appear.
  • The "Medien" icon (a picture of mountains) opens the media dialog.
  • The "Gallerie" icon (a set of photos) allows you to insert a gallery to the page.
  • The "Schabloun" icon (a puzzle piece) allows you to edit templates.
  • The "Bemierkung" item (a speech balloon) allows you to insert comments that are not visible to readers; these comments can be seen only when in edit mode.
  • The "Formel" icon (Σ) opens the formula inserter dialog.
  • The "Lëscht vun de Referenzen" icon (three books) opens a dialog in which you can specify where will references be displayed to the reader. Usually this only needs to be done once on every page.
  • The "Hieroglyphen" icon (an ankh symbol - ☥) allows you to enter the hieroglyphics inserter. (See below.)
  • The "Spezialzeechen" icon (Ω) allows you to insert some special characters. (See immediately below.)

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Special character insertion: The "Spezialzeechen" icon on the "Drasetzen" menu, when clicked, displays a dialog showing many special characters. By clicking on a specific character, you place it into the text. These special characters include some standard symbols, accents, and mathematical symbols. (Dës Lëscht ka lokal individualiséiert ginn. Kuckt VisualEditor/Special characters fir Instruktiounen.)

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The Optioune vun der Säit menu is to the left of the Säit späicheren button. On this menu there are options to adjust page settings, such as whether the page is a redirect, or how it is indexed; to add, edit, or delete categories; and to see, using the "Sprooch" item, the list of articles on the same subject that are in other languages. You can also switch (one-way only) from VisualEditor to the classic wikitext source editor without losing the editing work you've done.

Ännerunge gi gespäichertEdit

When you're done editing, click the green "Säit späicheren" button in the toolbar. (If you have made no changes, the green button will be greyed out - not usable.) Fir all Är Ännerungen ofzebriechen, maacht just d'Fënster vun Ärem Browser zou.
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Pressing the green "Säit späicheren" button opens a dialog. You can then enter a brief summary of your actions, mark your edit as minor, and add the page to your Iwwerwaachungslëscht. The box for the summary is the equivalent of the Resumé: field in the wikitext editor.

You can also review your changes using the "Kuckt Är Ännerungen no" button to be sure they will work as intended before saving your changes. This is similar to the "Ännerunge weisen" button in the wikitext editor.

The "Ofbriechen" button returns you to the page you were editing. You can save all of your changes later.

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Linke gi geännertEdit

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Links can be added through the "Link" icon (links in a chain) in the toolbar, or by using the shortcut  Ctrl+K (or  Command+K on a Mac).

If you select (highlight) text and then press the "Link" button, a link will be inserted using that text. For single-word links it's enough to just do it while the caret is on that word.

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Wann Dir entweder de Knäppchen oder d'Ofkierzung benotzt geet een Dialog op an deen Dir de Link tippe kënnt.

VisualEditor probéiert fir bäi interne Linken ze hëllefen andeem en no ähnleche Wierder sicht während Dir tippt.

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Once you have entered or selected the link, you complete the linking process by pressing  Enter, pressing the "Fäerdeg" button, or just clicking outside of the box. Your link will immediately appear on the VisualEditor page, but it will not be saved until you save the entire page.

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To link to a web page on another website, the process is the similar: you enter a URL in the box, and it will be added as an "Externe Link".

External links without labels look like this: [1]. You can add these by placing your cursor away from any word (e.g., after a space). Open the link tool by clicking on the button or pressing the shortcut keys. Type the URL in the box, and click the "Fäerdeg" button to insert the link.

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To change or remove an existing link, click within the text for that link, then press the "Link" icon that appears near it. The dialog will appear, for editing. (You can also get to the dialog with the  Ctrl+K keyboard shortcut.)

In the dialog, you can then change where the link goes. You can also remove the link altogether by pressing the "Ewechhuelen" button in the lower left corner of the dialog. You can also open the link's target in another window by clicking on the "Opmaachen" button. (You might want do this to check if an external link is valid.)

Referenze gi geännertEdit

Eng Referenz déi et scho gëtt ännerenEdit

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To edit an existing reference, click on it where it appears in the text (usually as a bracketed number). You will see either a "Einfach" icon (bookmark) or an icon (and name) for the template that was used to create this reference. Clicking on this icon will open a dialog where you can edit the reference.

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If what appears is the "Einfach" icon, clicking on it opens the Reference dialog, where you can edit the reference's contents.

Many wikis use templates to format references. If a template is used in your reference, then all the text in the template will be highlighted when you click on the reference information.

If a template was used and you've clicked on information in that template, then the Schabloun icon (puzzle piece) will appear. Click on that icon to edit the content of the template in the template mini-editor dialog.

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If, instead of the "Einfach" icon (bookmark), what appears when you click on a reference is an icon for a standard template for citations, clicking on that icon will take you directly to the template mini-editor dialog.

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Inside the template mini-editor, you can add or remove types of information or change current content. Only fields (template parameters) that have content are supposed to be shown initially. To add fields, click on "Méi Informatiounen derbäisetzen" at the bottom of the mini-editor.

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Click on "Ännerungen uwennen" when you're done.

Eng Referenz déi et scho gëtt erëmbenotzenEdit

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If the page already contains a citation that applies to the text you want to source, then you can choose to re-use the existing citation.

To re-use an existing reference, place your cursor in the body of the text where you want to add a new reference (number) for that citation. Then click on the "Nees-benotzen" item from the "Zitat" menu.

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In the Referenz dialog, look at the list for the reference you want to reuse, and select it. If there are many references, you can use the search box (labeled "Wat wëllt Dir referenzéieren?") to list only those references that include certain text.

Eng nei Referenz derbäisetzenEdit

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Fir eng Citatioun mam Menü "Zitat" derbäizesetzen, setzt Äre Curseur do wou Dir den Text derbäisetze wëllt. Duerno wielt am Menü deen Typ vu Ziatioun dee gëeegent ass.

Using the "Basic" citationEdit

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Shown here is what you will see if you select the "Einfach" item. In the Reference editor, you can add your citation, including formatting.

You can make the reference belong to a given group, although normally this is left blank. (This option is used to display groups of references with the "Lëscht vun de Referenzen" tool.)

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In the Reference dialog, if you want to include a template in your new reference, click the Schabloun icon (puzzle piece) in the "Drasetzen" toolbar menu within the Reference editor.

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Then, look for the template you want to use, add it and edit it as you would any other template. (See the Editing templates section, below, if you need more information about templates.)

After you're done editing your new template, click on "Ännerungen uwennen" to return to the Reference editor, and "Ännerungen uwennen" again to return to the page you're editing.

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If there isn't already a list of references on the page (for example, if you're adding the first reference for the page), you need to specify where the list of references, and their text, will be displayed to the reader.

Place the cursor where you want to display the references list (usually at the bottom of the page), open the "Drasetzen" menu and click the "Lëscht vun de Referenzen" icon (three books).

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If you are using several groups of references, which is relatively rare, you can specify the group in this dialog. Only the references that belong to that group will be displayed here.

De leschte Schrëtt am Dialog vun der Referenzlëscht, ass d'Klicke vun "Drasetzen".

Standard Citatiouns-Schablounen gi benotztEdit

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Your local wiki may have added extra citation templates to this menu. This offers quick access to the most-used citation templates. (Instructions for adding extra citation templates to your local wiki are available at VisualEditor/Citation tool.)

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Clicking on a template icon such as "Cite book" will take you into the template mini-editor for that template. Important information fields may be marked with an asterisk. While the most common fields will be shown, not all of them are required.

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To add more parameters, scroll down in the template mini-editor and click on the "Méi Informatiounen derbäisetzen" option.

Click on "Drasetzen" when you're done.

Editing images and other media filesEdit

Editing imagesEdit

To add a new image (or another type of media file) to the page, click the "Medien" icon (a picture of mountains) in the "Drasetzen" menu. The image will be added wherever your cursor is.
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Clicking the "Medien" icon opens a dialog that automatically searches Wikimedia Commons and your local wiki for media files related to the title of the page you're editing.

You can change the search by changing the text in the dialog's search box.

Klickt op e Miniaturbild fir e Fichier erauszesichen.

Dëst setzt d'Bild op d'Säit déi Dir ännert.

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After the image you selected is inserted into the page, another dialog will open. This dialog allows you to add and edit the caption of the image. The caption can contain formatting and links.
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The media dialog also allows you to add alternative text captions, to help users who use screen readers, or who have disabled image display.
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You can also set various parameters for the image in the "Erweidert Astellungen" window. These include the alignment, the type, and size of the image.
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Wann Dir fäerdeg sidd da klickt "Ännerungen uwennen" fir den Dialog zouzemaachen an zréck op d'Ännere vun der Säit ze goen.
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For an existing image, you can add or edit a caption or other settings by clicking on the image, then clicking on the "Medien" icon that appears below the picture.

You can resize an existing image by clicking on it, then moving the resize icon (the two-headed arrow on the bottom left).

Dir kënnt och e Bild zéien a fale loossen méi uewen oder méi ënnen op der Säit.

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Editing media galleriesEdit

To edit an existing gallery in VisualEditor, click that gallery. Then, near the bottom of the gallery, click the gallery icon (a set of photos). This brings up the gallery editor, with the full list of images included in the gallery.
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The gallery editor is currently a simple box that allows you to edit existing galleries using wikitext markup. To add a new image to an existing gallery, type the file name, followed by a bar (|) and the caption for that image. You must put each image in the gallery on its own line. You can also edit this list to remove or rearrange images or to change captions.

When you click the "Fäerdeg" button, you will exit the gallery editor. You should then see your changes, with the gallery as it will now appear to readers.

Remember that exiting the gallery editor does not save your changes. As with other changes made using VisualEditor, you must save the entire page in order to save your work.

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Schablounen ännerenEdit

Fir eng nei Schabloun op d'Säit derbäizesetzen, placéiert de Curseur do wou Dir wëllt datt d'Schabloun dragesat gëtt, a klickt op d'Icon "Schabloun" (Puzzle-Stéck) am "Drasetzen"-Menü.
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Type the name of the template you want to insert. When you see it on the list, click on its name. Then click "Schabloun derbäisetzen".
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You can also edit templates that are already on the page by selecting them (they turn blue), and clicking on the "Schabloun" icon (puzzle piece) that appears.
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Adding a new template or opening an existing one opens the "An dëser Säit dran" dialog. If the template has have been updated to contain TemplateData information, then the dialog will show a list of individual parameters; otherwise, a link to the documentation will be available in the dialog.
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Bäi de Schablounen déi et gëtt kënnt Dir Parameter derbäisetzen oder déi änneren déi schonn opgezielt ginn. Dir kënnt och zousätzlech Parameter derbäisetze wann Dir op "Méi Informatiounen derbäisetzen" klickt, ganz ënnen am Dialog.
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When a template embeds other templates, these sub-templates will appear inside the parameters that display them. They can be edited or removed inside the parameter field.

New sub-templates are added by following the steps of adding a parameter. You may need to check the template documentation to make sure that the sub-template is supported.

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Wann Dir fäerdeg sidd da klickt "Ännerungen uwennen" fir den Dialog zouzemaachen an zréck op de Säiten-Editeur ze goen.
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Schablounen ersetzenEdit

When a template must be substituted, type subst: (colon included) before the template's name.

Autocompletion doesn't work with subst:; if you need the autocompletion, add subst: only after finding the template you're looking for.

Then, click the green "Schabloun derbäisetzen" button.

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Add any parameters as usual and "Ännerungen uwennen".
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You will see the template expand on the page after you click "Ännerungen uwennen". When you're ready save the page.
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Editing tablesEdit

You can use VisualEditor to insert and change tables. This is a new feature, and the details will be changing rapidly.

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You can add and remove columns and rows.

Double-click inside a cell to add or change the contents.

Kategorien ännerenEdit

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To edit categories, on the "Optioune vun der Säit" menu, click the "Kategorien" button.

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The "Kategorien" button opens a dialog that lists existing categories and allows you to add new ones.

You have the option of setting or changing the general (default) sorting key, which used to determine where the page appears when listed with other pages in the same category.

For example, the default sorting key for the article "George Washington" is "Washington, George", and so in the category "Presidents of the United States", the article is listed under the letter "W", not the letter "G".

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To add a category for a page, type the name of the category into the field "Eng Kategorie derbäisetzen". As you type, VisualEditor will search for possible matching, existing categories. You can either select an existing category, or you can add a category that doesn't yet have its own category page. (Until that category page is created, your new category will show as a red link after you save all your editing changes.)

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To remove an existing category, click on it and click on the "Ewechhuelen" icon (trash can) in the dialog that opens.

Clicking on a category also allows you to specify a sorting key for that specific category. Such a sorting key overrides the default sorting key.

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Click "Ännerungen uwennen" when you're done editing categories to return to the page editor.

Säitenastellungen ännerenEdit

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To edit a page's settings, click to open the "Optioune vun der Säit" menu, in the toolbar, and select the "Astellunge vun der Säit" button.

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De Knäppchen "Astellunge vun der Säit" mécht en Dialog op dee verschidden Optioune weist.

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You can make a page a redirect to another page by checking the "Dës Säit viruleeden op" checkbox, and then typing the name of the page to which you want to send the reader who tries to go to the page that you're editing.

At the bottom is the option to prevent page renames from updating this redirect. This is very rarely used.

File:VisualEditor Page Settings TOC-lb.png You can change whether the page shows a Table of Contents by selecting one of these three buttons. The default option is "Wann néideg", which shows a Table of Contents if there are three or more headings.

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Dir kënnt dofir suergen datt nieft den Iwwerschrëfte vun all Abschnitt keen ¨änneren"-Link gewise gëtt, wann Dir dës Këscht markéiert.

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Click "Ännerungen uwennen" when you're done editing the Optioune vun der Säit to return to the page editor.

Mathematesch Formelen ännerenEdit

To add a new mathematical formula to the page, place your cursor where you want it to be inserted, and click on the "Formel" icon ("Σ") in the "Drasetzen" menu on the toolbar.
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A window will open in which you can type the formula, using LaTeX syntax. VisualEditor will update the formula as you type it, so you can see how it will look as you make changes. Once you are happy with the formula, click the "Fäerdeg" button.
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To edit an existing mathematical formula on the page, click on it and then click on the "Σ" icon that appears. This will open up the formula window, where you make changes.
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Gedichter an aner speziell Elementer ännerenEdit

E puer Elementer, wéi Gedichter oder Musikpartiture ginn nach net vu VisualEditor ënnerstëtzt. Bis déi dat ginn, musst Dir de Wikitext Quellcode direkt ännere wann Dir déi derbäisetzen oder ännere wëllt.


Many editors are used to entering wikitext directly, especially bold, italics and wikilinks. Keyboard shortcuts allow to quickly insert similar formatting without having to use toolbar items. Here are the common general shortcuts in VisualEditor:

PC-Ofkierzung Aktioun Mac-Ofkierzung

 Ctrl+B Fett  Cmd+B

 Ctrl+I Kursiv  Cmd+I

 Ctrl+K Link drasetzen  Cmd+K

 Ctrl+X Erausschneiden  Cmd+X

 Ctrl+C Kopéieren  Cmd+C

 Ctrl+V Drasetzen  Cmd+V

 Ctrl+Z Zrécksetzen  Cmd+Z