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The Hint Template formats text, intended as additional hints, inside a standard pale green box.


  • This template formats text inside a standardised "hint" box with pale green background. The text should be reasonably concise (preferably one or two sentences) not to dominate the main contents of the article (should a longer hint be needed, you may consider to make it as a separate section or even a separate page). If a second paragraph is needed, you can use ENTER on the keyboard to create one, just as in normal editing.

Usage of Hint Template

General usage:

{{Hint| Text to be displayed as a hint }}


Typing this:

{{Hint|'''HINT:''' Check out [[Templates]] for more information about the intended use of our templates.}}

will produce this:

HINT: Check out Templates for more information about the intended use of our templates.

Special cases:

If the text must contain the equals sign "=", then the text after the pipe can be enclosed inside </nowiki> tags:

{{Hint|<nowiki>This page explains why "2 + 2 = 4" is correct.</nowiki>}}

Similarly, if other essential symbols in the text cause the text to display incorrectly, try enclosing the text inside </nowiki> tags.

If the text must make use of other templates, however, the entire text string must be preceded by 1=, like this:

{{Hint|1='''HINT:''' {{external|1=[http://youtube.com/results?search_query=audacity Search Youtube for Audacity]}}.}}

Which produces:

In this example:

  • <nowiki></nowiki> can not be used, as it will prevent parsing of the inner template call.
  • The inner template call must also contain the 1= prefix, as its parameter contains an equals sign.

Ignore the following, it's only a representation of formatting and a parameter dummy.