Modules

The modules of the application are the following:

 

- Administrator of Citations or References

- Administrator of Templates

- Collection of Guidelines (optional)

- Articles in Edition

 

Administrator of Citations

 

The Administrator of citations is a window which allows to manage all citations stored in the application database. It offers the opportunity to: 1. Filter data to show selectively those citations linked to an article. 2. Move citations from an article to another. 3. Eliminate citations What is not? It is not an space to build nor modify citations. You can only build citations by invoking the assistant of citations directly from the Edit Window.

 

Administrator of Templates

 

The Administrator of templates is a window where you can add, document, delete or update templates you may use later in the pages you are editing. A template is a Wikipedia page created to be included in other pages. Templates usually contain repetitive material that might need to show up on any number of articles or pages. They are commonly used for boilerplate messages, standard warnings or notices, infoboxes, navigational boxes and similar purposes. Templates are one of the most useful resources employed by Wikipedia editors. There are hundreds of templates, and the editors are always developing new templates and improving the existing ones. The assistant contains a repository of more than 250 of the most commonly used templates, registered in English Wikipedia, so you can make use of them. But, through this window you can add to the database any other template of your particular interest you may have found in Wikipedia. Do not forget to include the corresponding documentation in the "Description" textbox. You can also delete templates (one at a time), but be aware that the deleted templates are not recoverable.

 

Collection of Guidelines (optional)

 

Guidelines are merely a collection of original Wikipedia articles (converted to PDF) containing the main guidelines and recommendations applied in English Wikipedia, which you can consult offline anytime. If you have full internet access you might prefer not to install this optional collection. If this is your case, do not install the collection, or simply delete manually the \GUIDELINES sub-folder if you do not need it anymore. In case you declined to install the collection but later decide to include it, you must uninstall first (it is not necessary to restart the PC) and perform a full clean installation. The files of the collection are stored in a sub-folder named GUIDELINES. You are able to add more articles of your interest to this folder, in HTML or PDF format, and to add the corresponding hyperlinks entries to the list shown in the collection window.

 

Articles in Edition

 

This is the main module of the application. It contains all the articles in edition and consists of a Browser of Pages and an Edit Window.

 

The Browser of pages is the window to browse and administrate all the articles saved in the database. In this window you can create new articles, open previously created articles or eliminate obsolete articles. The application can store an undetermined number of articles being edited. Every article should have a different title to be unequivocally identified. You can work on the edition of several articles at the same time. To start a new article, add a provisional title at the end of the list of articles, save the name and click on the command button Edit window to begin edition. You can later change the name of the article whenever you want.

 

The Edit window is the window designed to edit articles in MediaWiki code. MediaWiki is the markup language used in the articles of Wikipedia and all the projects of the Wikimedia Foundation. To edit you do not have to know the markup rules of this language, nor have to type any code. So you can concentrate more in the content that in the markup rules. From this window you have access to all the assistants and tools which enable to edit articles in English Wikipedia.