How to Add a Format Tag to an Article

Two Methods:Know when to place the format tagAdding the Format tag

At wikiHow, we try to have all of our pages follow a consistent format for easier readability. But some articles don't follow our wikiHow format. So we have to add a format tag to such articles. Now let's see how to add it.

Method 1
Know when to place the format tag

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    Open your Web Browser.
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    Go to wikihow site.
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    Find the article on which you have formatting doubt.
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    See if each actions starts with verb.
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    See if the article is divided appropriately into sub sections.
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    See if the article has appropriate use of bullets and steps.
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    Decide to add the format tag if all the above qualities are missing in the article.

Method 2
Adding the Format tag

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    Locate your article.
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    Click on the edit button of the article after deciding if the article needs to be formatted.
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    Locate the introduction. It is at the top of the article.
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    Place your cursor at the very beginning of the article.
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    Add a {{format}} to the article. You can copy and paste the tag from here.
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    Click on the preview button to see whether the template is placed correctly or not.
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    Write an edit summary to notify the patrollers such as "Added the format tag" or "The article needs some formatting".
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    Click on the publish button to save your changes.

Tips

  • Usually your own judgement in formatting an article is best.

Article Info

Categories: Formatting