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'''Here's how to create a signature:'''
'''Here's how to create a signature:'''
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==Base Creation==
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==Basic creation==
1. Create a page for your signature [[Special:Mypage/sig|here]].
1. Create a page for your signature [[Special:Mypage/sig|here]].
2. Edit the page and insert this text:<pre>[[User:Username|Username]]</pre> (replacing "Username" with your username)
2. Edit the page and insert this text:<pre>[[User:Username|Username]]</pre> (replacing "Username" with your username)
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You can make many different kinds of modifications to personalize your signature, including adding links to your talk page and contributions, colors, an image, and so on. Instructions for including many of these optional features in your signature are given [[#Customization|below]].
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==Preparing for Usage==
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Once you have the signature created the way you want it, save the edit. Then go to your [[Special:Preferences|preferences page]], and change the text in the "Signature:" box to this:<pre>{{User:Username/sig}}</pre>
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Make sure the "[[Image:rawsigcheckbox.png|Raw signatures (without automatic link)]]" option is checked, then save your preferences and empty your cache.<br>
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==Usage==
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Now that your signature is set up, know how to work it:
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{| width="100%" border="5" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" style="font-size:15px;"
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|- bgcolor="#FFFF00"
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! Code !! Turns into !! Appears as !! Mainly used for
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| <nowiki>~~~</nowiki> || <nowiki>{{User:User/sig}}</nowiki> || {{user|User}} || [[HRWiki:Select The Usable Fun Facts|STUFF]], [[Template:welcome|welcoming]]
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| <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> || <nowiki>{{User:User/sig}}</nowiki> 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) || {{user|User}} 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) || <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Special%3AAllpages&from=&namespace=1 talk pages]</span>
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| <nowiki>~~~~~</nowiki> || 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC)|| 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) || [[Template:welcome|welcoming]], recording of date and time
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|}
==Customization==
==Customization==
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This section provides information about optional modifications to your signature. If you want your signature to consist simply of a link to your user page, skip down to [[#Preparing for Usage|Preparing for Usage]]. 
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This section provides information about optional modifications to your signature.
''Note: Be sure to follow all rules outlined in [[HRWiki:Signature]].''
''Note: Be sure to follow all rules outlined in [[HRWiki:Signature]].''
===Colors and fonts===
===Colors and fonts===
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If you want your name to be colored or have a different font, insert this text '''instead''' of the text in number two:<pre>[[User:Username|<span style="font-family:font; color:#hexcode;">Username</span>]]</pre>
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If you want your name to be colored or have a different font, use this text:<pre>[[User:Username|<span style="font-family:font; color:#hexcode;">Username</span>]]</pre>
<code><nowiki>hexcode</nowiki></code> should be replaced by a hexadecimal [[Help:Color codes|color code]]. Also be sure to remove either <code><nowiki>font-family:font;</nowiki></code> if you don't want to change your font or <code><nowiki>color:#hexcode;</nowiki></code> if you don't want to change your font color.
<code><nowiki>hexcode</nowiki></code> should be replaced by a hexadecimal [[Help:Color codes|color code]]. Also be sure to remove either <code><nowiki>font-family:font;</nowiki></code> if you don't want to change your font or <code><nowiki>color:#hexcode;</nowiki></code> if you don't want to change your font color.
===Links to user talk and user contributions pages===
===Links to user talk and user contributions pages===
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If you want to link to your talk page and your contributions page, insert this text '''after''' the text in numbers two or three:
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If you want to link to your talk page and your contributions page, insert this text after the link to your user page:
<pre>([[User talk:Username|talk]] &amp;middot; [[Special:Contributions/Username|edits]])</pre>
<pre>([[User talk:Username|talk]] &amp;middot; [[Special:Contributions/Username|edits]])</pre>
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A signature with spaces in it will often be broken up when it appears near the end of a line.  To prevent this, put the following code around your signature:
A signature with spaces in it will often be broken up when it appears near the end of a line.  To prevent this, put the following code around your signature:
<pre><span style="white-space: nowrap"> THE REST OF YOUR SIGNATURE </span></pre>
<pre><span style="white-space: nowrap"> THE REST OF YOUR SIGNATURE </span></pre>
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==Preparing for Usage==
 
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Once you have the signature created the way you want it, save the edit. Then go to your [[Special:Preferences|preferences page]], and change the text in the "Signature:" box to this:<pre>{{User:Username/sig}}</pre>
 
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Make sure the "[[Image:rawsigcheckbox.png|Raw signatures (without automatic link)]]" option is checked, then save your preferences and empty your cache.<br>
 
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==Usage==
 
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Now that your signature is set up, know how to work it:
 
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{| width="100%" border="5" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" style="font-size:15px;"
 
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|- bgcolor="#FFFF00"
 
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! Code !! Turns into !! Appears as !! Mainly used for
 
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|-
 
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| <nowiki>~~~</nowiki> || <nowiki>{{User:User/sig}}</nowiki> || {{user|User}} || [[HRWiki:Select The Usable Fun Facts|STUFF]], [[Template:welcome|welcoming]]
 
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| <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> || <nowiki>{{User:User/sig}}</nowiki> 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) || {{user|User}} 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) || <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Special%3AAllpages&from=&namespace=1 talk pages]</span>
 
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| <nowiki>~~~~~</nowiki> || 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC)|| 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) || [[Template:welcome|welcoming]], recording of date and time
 
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[[Category:Help|{{PAGENAME}}]]
[[Category:Help|{{PAGENAME}}]]

Revision as of 02:51, 24 May 2007

Here's how to create a signature:

Contents

Basic creation

1. Create a page for your signature here.

2. Edit the page and insert this text:
[[User:Username|Username]]
(replacing "Username" with your username)

You can make many different kinds of modifications to personalize your signature, including adding links to your talk page and contributions, colors, an image, and so on. Instructions for including many of these optional features in your signature are given below.

Preparing for Usage

Once you have the signature created the way you want it, save the edit. Then go to your preferences page, and change the text in the "Signature:" box to this:
{{User:Username/sig}}

Make sure the "Raw signatures (without automatic link)" option is checked, then save your preferences and empty your cache.

Usage

Now that your signature is set up, know how to work it:

Code Turns into Appears as Mainly used for
~~~ {{User:User/sig}} User (Talk | contribs) STUFF, welcoming
~~~~ {{User:User/sig}} 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) User (Talk | contribs) 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) talk pages
~~~~~ 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) welcoming, recording of date and time

Customization

This section provides information about optional modifications to your signature.

Note: Be sure to follow all rules outlined in HRWiki:Signature.

Colors and fonts

If you want your name to be colored or have a different font, use this text:
[[User:Username|<span style="font-family:font; color:#hexcode;">Username</span>]]

hexcode should be replaced by a hexadecimal color code. Also be sure to remove either font-family:font; if you don't want to change your font or color:#hexcode; if you don't want to change your font color.

Links to user talk and user contributions pages

If you want to link to your talk page and your contributions page, insert this text after the link to your user page:

([[User talk:Username|talk]] &middot; [[Special:Contributions/Username|edits]])

Images

If you want to add a small image (must be no larger than 20 pixels in height), insert the text

[[Image:Sample.png|20px]]

either before or after the link to your user page, replacing "Sample.png" with the name of the desired image. You may upload a personal image for your signature if desired. Note that the above text |20px only guarantees that the image will be 20 pixels in width — you may need to tweak this quantity to ensure that the displayed image is no greater than 20 pixels in height.

Changing the target of images' links

If you want to make it so that clicking on an image in your signature links to, for example, your user page, follow the following instructions. Add the image the way you would like it to appear as above, and click "Show preview". Right-click (or CTRL+click for Mac users) the image and choose to open it in a new window. Copy the full URL to the image from the address bar, hereafter referred to as "IMAGELINK". Then, return to editing your signature page and replace [[Image:...]] with

<span class="plainlinks">[IMAGELINK http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/PAGETITLE]</span>

where "PAGETITLE" is the title of the page on the wiki that you want the image to link to (for example, "User:Username").

Preventing signature breakup

A signature with spaces in it will often be broken up when it appears near the end of a line. To prevent this, put the following code around your signature:

<span style="white-space: nowrap"> THE REST OF YOUR SIGNATURE </span>
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