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    Style Guide


    Fonts and headings

    Font and heading guidelines, general
    Standard Use Case / Instructions for use Example
    "Normal" font: size 16 Arial

    Default font for all articles.

    Editor tool: Make sure the style picker at the editor bar is set to "None"

    See any text in this row of table

    Main heading: Heading 3 (H3)

    Sub heading: Heading 4 (H4)

    Sub heading, if needed: Heading 5 (H5)

    For adding additional major headings to articles.

    Do not alter heading formatting

    Use standard headings H3, H4 and H5. The Table of Content is built from these.

    Heading 3 (H3)

    Heading 4 (H4)
    Heading 5 (H5)
    Red text: size 16 Tahoma, red; hex # 636363.  

    Highlighting and drawing attention to text

    Editor tool:

    Use "More Colors..." to apply color by its code

    NOTE: Do not run command as root. This can impact permissions and script may not run.


    Text representing code

    Editor tool: Format > Code

    Use case: To input code within a large context of non-code elements.  Code is not to be used for block quotes.

    Example: This is code example which is in a line of "normal" text.

    Colored title text

    Editor tool: Format > Size and Text color

    Use case: For titles where there are MindTouch out of the box titles with that color. for example:

    Example: Colored title for pages with MT templates: #DD7E22, size 20, Bold.


    Editor tool: Choose Style > <pre> > "none" at the Syntax highlighter.

     Use case: To include linking syntax with placeholders, and other codes part that might be problematic to include in normal text. see example

    <pre> without syntax (generic)
    This is an example of "<pre>format" text, without a syntax highlighter.

    <pre> > "xml"

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <Agenda type="gardening">
        <Activity type="Watering">
          <golf-course time="6:00"/>
          <yard time="7:00"/>
        <Activity type="cooking">
          <lunch time="12:00"/>


    <pre> > "html"

    <p><span style="font-size:10px;">Small font</span>
    <span style="font-size:18px;">Large font</span>
    <span style="font-size:12px;color:orange;">Colored font</span>
    <span style="font-size:12px;font-weight:bold;">Bold font</span>
    <span style="font-size:12px;font-style:italic;">Italic font</span> and more...</p>

    <pre> > "java"

    public class HelloWorld
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    System.out.println("Hello World!");

    <pre> > "sql"

    This is an example of SQL using the <pre>format option: DELETE bananas WHERE apples=red;

    Lists and Bullets

    Numbered list

    Editor tool:

    Use case: How-to instructions should utilize a numbered list. 


    1. This is a default numbered list.
    2. It can contain sub-elements -
      1. by using tab.
      2. by right click, you can force the list to start with different number.


    Use case: A list of characteristics or elements (as opposed to a set of instructions)


    • This is a default bulleted list.
    • It can contain sub-bullets
    • Use tab to move a bullet under another bullet
    • Right-click to format bullets


    Editor tool:

    Right-click to apply column headings. Set to "Responsive"

    Use case: Any set of data that's best represented in a table.


      a b
    c ac bc
    d ad bd


    Table of Contents

    Automatic generation on the page is disabled for Knowledge Articles. Articles are not long enough to require these generally.

    Exception: For unusually long articles that require a great deal of scrolling and include Headings, you may add an automatically generated ToC using Dekiscript. The ToC will be generated and display hierarchically by the Heading format used - that is, Heading 4 will appear under Heading 3, and Heading 5 will appear under Heading 4, etc.

    1. Open article for editing.
    2. Place cursor at top of article body (beneath horizontal line that separates Product, Product Version, etc.
    3. Style > dekiscript
    4. In dekiscript box, add: page.toc

    Example: See top of this page


    Editor tool:

    • Insert an image within a MindTouch page.
    • Images can also be dragged and dropped into a page, or cut and pasted.
    • After adding to page, right-click and set to "responsive"
    • Supported image types:
      • jpg/jpeg
      • gif
      • png

    Use case: Illustrate a step or action







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