How to edit pages
Note that you can only edit pages if you are registered as a contributor.
Where you see "edit this page" or "+" symbols you can click on them to edit or add text to pages. The following notes explain how to make more complicated edits.
To make a link to an internet site:
- just type the address including the initial 'http://', e.g. type http://www.bailii.org to display http://www.bailii.org.
- or enter the address in square brackets followed by a description, e.g. [http://www.mhrt.org.uk Tribunal website] to display Tribunal website
To make a link to a page on this site:
- Use double square brackets around its name: type [[MHA 1983]] into the page to display MHA 1983.
- To link to a MHA 1983 section, use a page name like [[s10]] to display s10
- For Tribunal rules, use [[Tribunal rule 10]] (English rules), [[Welsh Tribunal rule 10]] or [[Upper Tribunal rule 10]] as appropriate - e.g. Tribunal rule 10.
To add a new page, either:
- use the text boxes on the three main pages (Mental health case law, Statute law, General information) or
- make a link to the page you intend to create (see above) and click "save" - the link will be red. Click on it to write the page.
To categorise a page, type - at the bottom of the page - [[Category:Miscellaneous]] to add a case to Category:Miscellaneous.
Surround text with two ' marks to make it italic: type ''word'' to display word.
Sourround text with three ' marks to make it bold: type '''word''' to display word.
- Begin a line with a colon to indent it.
Surround a line with two = marks to make a main heading: e.g. ==How to contribute==
Surround a line with three = marks to make a sub-heading: e.g. ===Sub-heading===
See Wikipedia's "cheatsheat" on editing pages for further details.