# Help:Templates

## Templates

There are a number of templates implemented on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.

Templates provide a convenient way of entering repetitive information into a page, and are related to transclusion.

Templates can be used by adding {{<template name>}} onto the page where it is needed.

## List of Templates

### Structural Templates

Structural templates are used to propagate a uniform look-and-feel throughout $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.

The following is a list of such templates with their uses. More information is available by following the links.

#### Mathematical Content

• {{eqn}} is used to typeset arrays of equations spanning several lines.
• {{axiom}} is used to typeset collections of axioms.
• {{AoC}}, {{BPI}} and other axiom templates indicate whether a specific axiom is needed in the proof.
• {{TFAE}} for equivalence proofs.
• {{AimForCont}}
• {{DefineCategory}}
• {{iff}}
• {{Defof}}

#### Other constructs

• {{Disambiguation}} is used to make disambiguation pages of terms having multiple definitions.
• {{About}} is used at the top of a page to indicate that it is part of a disambiguation.
• {{Texcode}} to show LaTeX commands

See Help:Sources

### Informative Templates

Informative templates are used to provide information to fellow editors in a structured way.

The following is a list of such templates with their uses.

• {{Tidy}} is used on pages that need a better/new style, either in terms of $\LaTeX$ or general organization.
• {{NoSources}}
• {{MissingLinks}}
• {{IncomingLinks}}
• {{Rewrite}} for stylistic improvements. See also {{Improve}}.
• {{MissingDoc}}

#### Unfinished Work

• {{Stub}} is used on pages that have been started, but which are little more than basic placeholder pages.
• {{WIP}} to indicate that a page is Work In Progress.
• {{Inuse}} to indicate that a page is being edited for a prolonged period.
• {{Finish}} for unfinished proofs
• also see {{ProofWanted}}.
• {{Expand}} for pages which need further content.
• {{ExpandList}} for pages containing lists that need to be added to.

#### Wanted Content

• {{LinkWanted}}
• {{DefinitionWanted}}
• {{ProofWanted}}
• {{ImageWanted}}

#### Renaming and Restructuring

• {{Rename}} is used to propose renaming a page.
• {{Mergeto}} is used to propose a merger of two or more pages or sections.
• {{Duplicate}} is like {{Mergeto}}, but when you aren't sure if the other page exists.
• {{Refactor}} is used to indicate that a page or section is up for restructuring.
• {{ExtractTheorem}}

#### Report a Problem

• {{Questionable}} for likely mathematical errors
• {{Handwaving}} for handwavery and absence of formalism
• {{CircularStructure}} to indicate a problem due to interdependence, often requiring a major refactoring task
• {{Improve}} for poorly structured or overly convoluted arguments.

#### Review Requests

• {{Help}} when expert knowledge is needed
• {{Proofread}} is used on pages that need to be proofread for mathematical/grammatical errors.
• {{AxiomReview}}
• {{SourceReview}} when page content has been refactored, and the links in the Sources section may no longer provide an accurate and coherent flow

#### Requests for Explanation

• {{Explain}} is used on pages that need a specific idea/topic clarified, or where more details need to be added.
• {{Disambiguate}}

## Use of Templates on Help Pages

Be careful with the use of templates on help pages. If it is a template that adds a category, then the help page will also be added to that category, which is usually not what you want.