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Welcome to the Technical Assistance reading room. Get assistance on questions related to MediaWiki markup, CSS, JavaScript, and such as they relate to Wikibooks. This is not a general-purpose technical support room.

I was wondering how to add a reference note in text on the wikibook please? I'm very confused. Kriscampbell91 (discusscontribs) 12:52, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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Teach me how to write equations[edit]

I have recently started contributing to a text here and would like to add some mathematical equations. I am not sure exactly how to do that though. Should I do the equations in microsoft word's equation software and then save it as a jpg, then upload it. Or is there a better way? Tmbirkhead (discusscontribs) 08:29, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

See wikipedia :Help:Displaying a formula. --Adam majewski (discusscontribs) 18:49, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Problem with putting the background image in html[edit]

I am failed to upload the background image in html plse give me some exmaple to this problem and some theroy and also tell the html s best books name —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vikas royal king (discusscontribs) 09:03, 26 October 2012‎

Mars Book 1[edit]

I am having problems saving PDF file. I get invalid annotation error. Using Windows 7, IE 9.0.12 64Bit.

Vandalism Warnings[edit]

I've noticed that when I warn people using the Warn link on the left tools panel it gets all messed up (User talk:‎). Is this a bug? Any way of easily fixing this?--ЗAНИA Flag of Estonia.svgtalk 02:05, 17 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I'm new to wikibooks and was wondering if there is something anyone would be able to link me to that would give me an overall summary of how 'wikitext' works. I'm catching on to little bits, such as how to make a sub-heading and how to sign my username but just need a little bit of help with how the rest of it works! Thank you. Kristddd (discusscontribs) 23:11, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

I replied also on your talk page but I'll add it here too for others to see...
Regarding your post on Wikibooks:Reading room/Technical Assistance, I'd recommend reading Using Wikibooks/Wiki-Markup. In addition selecting Browse or Random book on the menu on the left of the screen and just investigating other books will help.--ЗAНИA Flag of Estonia.svgtalk 00:06, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Refer to Editing Wikitext for the basics of markup.Armchair (discusscontribs) 14:20, 13 April 2014 (UTC)