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{{help}}{{TOCnestright}}If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, welcome! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the [[Ballotpedia:Tutorial (About)|Ballotpedia Quickstart]], which will fill you in on the basics.
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Be sure to visit our [[Help:Tutorials|'''Library of Tutorials''']], which provide written instructions, screenshot tutorials, and video tutorials.
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==Finding your way around==
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If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, welcome! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the [[Ballotpedia:A Quick Overview|Ballotpedia Quickstart]], which will fill you in on the basics. Be sure to visit our [[Help:Tutorials|Library of Tutorials]] as well, which provide written instructions, screenshot tutorials and video tutorials.
  
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*[[Help:How to explore Ballotpedia|How to explore Ballotpedia]].
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==Finding your way around==
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*[[Help:Searching]]
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**[[Help:Tutorials/Search on Ballotpedia|Tutorial:Searching]]
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*[[Help:Exploring Ballotpedia]]
  
 
===Getting ready to edit===
 
===Getting ready to edit===
* Read the [[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|article guidelines]] to see how we write.
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*Read the [[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|article guidelines]] to see how we write.
* Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff? Find out [[Ballotpedia:Ways you can help|how you can help]].
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*Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff? Find out [[Ballotpedia:Ways you can help|how you can help]].
* [[Ballotpedia:Webinars|Free training webinars]] are offered Wednesdays at 1pm CST. To participate, email Leslie.Graves(at)ballotpedia(dot)org for more information.
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==Editing==
 
==Editing==
 
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*[[Help:Tutorials#Basic editing|Tutorial:Basic editing]]
*[[Help:Tutorials#Basic editing|Basic editing screenshot tutorials]]
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**[[Help:Editing a page]]
:* [[Help:How to edit a page|How to edit a page]].  Anyone, including ''you'', can edit a page!
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**[[Help:Quick guide to editing]]
:* [[Help:Quick guide to editing|Quick guide to editing]].
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*[[Help:Starting a page]]
* [[Help:How to start a page|How to start a new page]].
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**[[Help:Tutorials/Start an article|Tutorial:Start an article]]
:* [[Help:Tutorials/Start an article|Screenshot tutorial on How to start an article]]
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*[[Ballotpedia:How to contribute to Ballotpedia|Contributing to Ballotpedia]]
* [[Ballotpedia:How to contribute to Ballotpedia|How to contribute to Ballotpedia FAQ]].
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*[[Help:Talk page]]
* Read [[Help:Talk page|how to use talk pages]] to communicate with other Ballotpedia users on improving and adding to articles.
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**[[Help:Tutorials/Using your "my talk" page|Tutorial:Using your talk page]]
:* [[Help:Tutorials/Using your "my talk" page|Screenshot tutorial on How to use your talk page]]
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*[[Help:Categories on Ballotpedia]]
* [[Help:Categories on Ballotpedia|How should I use categories?]]
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*[[Help:Recheck]]
* [[Adopt|Adopting a page on Ballotpedia]].
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* After you save a page, read it again. That is, [[recheck]] your work.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Ballotpedia:Help]]
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* [[:Category:Editing help|Editing help]]
  
* See our [[Help|help page]] for more information.
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* View all articles in the [[:Category:Editing Help|Editing Help]] category.
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Revision as of 23:19, 11 July 2013

Editing Help
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If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, welcome! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the Ballotpedia Quickstart, which will fill you in on the basics. Be sure to visit our Library of Tutorials as well, which provide written instructions, screenshot tutorials and video tutorials.

The Index of Help Contents provides an overview of all help-related articles.

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Finding your way around

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Editing

See also