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Welcome to the Assistance reading room where Wikibookians help each other solve problems encountered while contributing to books or otherwise taking part in the Wikibooks community.

Books By Subject, What's the Criteria? Homesteading/Home economics Is Missing.Edit

I don't know if there is a whole lot of contention, or just some, about what makes it into the subject list. But I came here to find something along the lines of "Back to Basics", a hardcover book with loads of homesteading/do-it-yourself/home-economics topics. I wonder why there isn't one on the main Subjects page? But I read through over there and am now able to better understand what all goes on with the list of subjects. So I am curious if it's just me, or does anybody else think that needs a subject of its own? Is it something without enough material? —Preceding unsigned comment added by The0ther (discusscontribs) 17:40, 30 June 2018

Yes, it depends on the current books. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 17:50, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
@The0ther: Under Subject:Maintenance and repair I see books Housecleaning and The Housework Manual. Iirc the advice at Using Wikibooks says not to create a subject if there are fewer than two books to go in it; well, that's two. Should we create it? And if so, is there anything else it should be a subsection of besides Maintenance and repair? --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 19:27, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

Kind of messing up my book by accidentEdit

I started Science: An Elementary Teacher's Guide as a textbook for a general science class I teach to Elementary Education students. The students were assigned to created content for a few semesters. Recently I wanted to redo the chemistry section so I made some new chapters that I have been working on, with the intent to delete old chapters when the editing on the new ones is complete. Anyway, today I realized that the new chapters may be showing up as their own separate books instead of chapters within the book. I could use some help with getting things set up correctly, and with making a simple navigation pane at the top of each chapter (I tried with the "Building Blocks of Matter" chapter). Flattail (discusscontribs) 01:11, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

@Flattail: I moved some pages, however I wasn't able to move Chemical Reactions to Science: An Elementary Teacher’s Guide/Chemical Reactions because there are pages with both names. I'm not sure what you want done with those; we can history-merge them, but what is the one version that will be visible? --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 03:25, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
@Pi zero:Oops--did not see that I had done that. The page higher up in the TOC (listed as 2nd chapter in Chemistry) is the one I have been working on--the other can be deleted. Thank you VERY much for helping! Flattail (discusscontribs) 16:30, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
@Flattail: Okay, I think it's fixed now. While about it, I did a history merge, so the revisions to the older "Chemical Reactions" page are there in the page revision history. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 18:29, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
@Pi zero: I would now like to delete the following pages in the chemistry section: History, Properties of Matter, The Building Blocks of Matter, The Periodic Table. I incorporated what I wanted from these chapters into the other chapters. I changed the TOC on the front page of the book so the chemistry unit has chapters 1-7, then the numbering restarts and lists these pages that I want to delete. Once they are gone I will delete the reference to them as well. Thanks again for helping with these logistics!! Flattail (discusscontribs) 17:46, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Can someone review my editsEdit

Hi, can someone review my pending changes, as it is to revert vandalism. Also another is to correct misinformation. Thanks --Cohaf (discusscontribs) 20:27, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

  Done JackPotte (discusscontribs) 22:06, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
thanks mate @JackPotte:--Cohaf (discusscontribs) 22:47, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

In-line Citations - no floating tooltip in WikibooksEdit

G'day Guys I'm newish to Wikibooks, so not even sure if this is the right place to post this query. In-line citations in Wikipedia have a lovely feature where, if you hover the cursor over the reference number, the full information about the citation appears in a tooltip hover box. This doesn't occur with the same citation in Wikibooks. Important for me as my book has many in-line citations. Has this feature not yet been implemented in Wikibooks or is there a preference setting that I have not enabled correctly?--Samuel.dellit (discusscontribs) 06:40, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

@Samuel.dellit: Go to Preferences (on top right corner)->Gadgets. Then enable the Navigation popups option in Readers. Save the changes, and then bypass the cache with CRTL+F5. I think that's what you are looking for. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 10:44, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
@Leaderboard:Many thanks, a major step forward, but the pop up in Wikibooks now includes a long unwanted prefix in bold detailing the title of the article and sub-page plus the cite number. is there a simple way to remove the prefix material which overwhelms the simple cite details?TIA--Samuel.dellit (discusscontribs) 00:10, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Mobile view, page history and page informationEdit

Suppose the page of a book is being read in mobile view. Can page history be reached without switching to desktop view? Similarly, can "Page information" be reached without switching to desktop view? Thanks, PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 18:15, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Yes, you can have a look at it yourself, with a link at the page bottom. Eg:
JackPotte (discusscontribs) 20:01, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
OK, "Last edited by ..." is a link to the history. Thanks. No luck yet finding a link to Page Information in the mobile view. Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 13:31, 18 July 2018 (UTC)