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Scripta User Guide
In this section we discuss the bare minimum that you need for common writing tasks — in-line formatting such as bold-face and italic, dividing your document into sections, making lists, cross-references, etc. To begin writing, just go for it; write like you would write an email. To make a paragraph, add one or more blank lines before it.
|Be sure to start your paragraph at the left margin, with no leading space.|
Write bold-face text like this: *bold-face text*.
Write italic text like this: _italic text_.
To get this, write
- highlighted text
To make your text look like this, write it like this:
mono-spaced text, write
References to a web site can be inserted verbatim, as in
or they can be "dressed up", as in this example:
For a dressed-up link, add a title in brackets right after the URL:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_number_theorem[Prime Number Theorem]
Precede a section heading by ==, a subsection heading by ===, and so on, like this:
== Introduction == Conservation Laws === Energy === Momentum
Be sure to start the
=right at the left margin. To automatically number sections, put the code
before the first section to be automatically numbered. To turn automatic numbering off, insert the code
- numbered lists
Here is a numbered list
You write it like this
. Eggs . Bacon . Strawberry Jam
Each item begins with a dot at the left margin.
- itemized lists
Here is an itemized list
You write it like this
* Eggs * Bacon * Strawberry Jam
Note. There is a formatting bug the prevents the bullets from being shown. — I will correct this as soon as possible. — Jim
- Verbatim text
Verbatim text is "as-is" text with no formatting. Here is an example:
This is verbatim text!
It appears exactly as written and is rendered in a font different rom that in the main text. One way of writing a paragraph of verbatim text is to begin the first line with a space. Sometimes this is want you want to do, but often it happens by accident. If your rendered doesn’t looks odd, you probably started it with a space.
Another way of writing verbatim tex is to write a block of text "fenced-in" by the code
---- This is verbatim text Cool! Yeah!! ----
Definitely useful for writing computer code and avant-garde poetry.Warning
Be sure to "balance" codes like
----. If you write the "opening code", you must balance it with a second, "closing code". Just like with parentheses. If you don’t do this, you will have to debug your text.
Images can be uploaded to Scripta by clicking on the icon. When you upload an image, its ID number will appear next to the icon. Place your cursor where you want to place the image, then click on the ID number. You can also search the image database for images to use. The image below was inserting by writing image ::458
There are many ways to control formatting, e.g.,
image ::458[width=200], image ::458[float=left], etc.
Audio is treated in the same way. Thus the code
This is an excerpt from Chopin’s posthumous Nocturne n C# minor.
Video is uploaded in the same way as images using the tool. Thus the code
This video, which represents a random process in two space dimensions and two dimensions of color, was created using Processing, a computer language for producing still and moving images.
To insert a Youtube video, get its embed code, e.g. EsTgr-n53Ow?, then insert like thisvideo ::EsTgr-n53Ow?[youtube, width=575,height=350]
Here is the result:Merkin Concert Hall, February 9, 2014
Sonata for Cello and Piano, by George Oakley
Jay Campbell, Cello, Inga Kashakashvili, Piano
The same principles apply to videos on Vimeo. To place the video below,