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Description You type You get
Italic text



Bold text



Bold and italic text

'''''bold and italic'''''

bold and italic

Internal link
(within Tolkien Gateway)

[[Bilbo Baggins]]
[[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]]

Bilbo Baggins

External link
(to other websites)

[ IMDb]
[[Wikipedia:Ian Holm|Wikipedia]]


Referencing Simple: Fact<ref>Source</ref>

Source used more than once:<ref name="tralala">Source 2</ref>
Reusing such a note: <ref name="tralala"/>

(at the end of the article, type {{references}}
Simple: Fact[1]

Source used more than once:[2]
Reusing such a note: [2]

  1. Source
  2. 2.0 2.1 Source 2
Section headers

== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Adding bullets

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list
Empty lines between list items restarts numbering at 1.

# One
# Two
## Two point one
# Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Thumbnail image
See also Help: Images.

[[File:Parma.gif|thumb|The Tengwa Parma]]

The Tengwa Parma
Poem extension <poem style="font-style:italic; margin-left:20px;"> The text
Of the Poem
Goes here

The text
Of the Poem
Goes here