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'''The main editor for WikiPathways is now PathVisio. You can also edit data node annotation and style directly at WikiPathways using the QuickEdit feature.'''
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'''The main editor for WikiPathways is a webstart version of PathVisio. You can also edit data node annotation and style directly at WikiPathways using the Quick Edit feature.'''
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* To edit a pathway, click the '''Edit pathway''' button on any pathway page to launch [http://www.pathvisio.org PathVisio] with the pathway in question loaded.
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* You can also browse WikiPathways and open and edit any pathway from within PathVisio, as well as create new pathways. For more details, see [[:Help:WPClientPluginCuration|Using the WikiPathways Client plugin]].
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* To make data node edits in QuickEdit, use the QuickEdit feature available in each pathway.
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= Editing in PathVisio Webstart =
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Each pathway page at WikiPathways has an '''Launch Editor''' button, which launches [http://www.pathvisio.org PathVisio webstart] with the pathway in question loaded. This utilizes the [[:Help:WPClientPluginCuration|WikiPathways Client plugin]].
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* Click the '''Launch Editor''' button on any '''Pathway Page''' to open the [http://www.pathvisio.org PathVisio] program with the current pathway loaded. You can add, edit or delete content from the pathway and when you save, updated versions of the images, controlled text, and data files are generated and are immediately available. For instructions on basic editing features please refer to [http://www.pathvisio.org/documentation/editing-and-viewing-pathways/ PathVisio documentation].
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* Save your pathway by clicking '''Plugins > WikiPathways > Update'''. You will be asked to describe your edits.
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= Editing in PathVisio with WikiPathways plugin =
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= Editing using QuickEdit =
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* You can also browse WikiPathways and open and edit any pathway from within PathVisio, as well as create new pathways. For more details, see [[:Help:WPClientPluginCuration|Using the WikiPathways Client plugin]].
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We have a new, quick way to edit data node annotations and styles. When logged in, the QuickEdit button is located at the bottom center of the pathway view. Clicking the QuickEdit button opens the editor:
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= Editing using Quick Edit =
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We have a new, quick way to edit data node annotations and styles. When logged in, the '''Quick Edit''' button is located at the bottom center of the pathway view. Clicking the '''Quick Edit''' button opens the editor:
[[Image:QuickEdit.png]]
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=== Editing data node annotation ===
=== Editing data node annotation ===
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* Open QuickEdit.
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* Open Quick Edit.
* Select any data node to display its current annotation in the annotation tab.
* Select any data node to display its current annotation in the annotation tab.
* To search for a new identifier, type in a gene name or label in the '''Search by name''' field and click the green '''Search''' button. Results are displayed in a separate results panel. Select an identifier from the list of results to assign it to the node.
* To search for a new identifier, type in a gene name or label in the '''Search by name''' field and click the green '''Search''' button. Results are displayed in a separate results panel. Select an identifier from the list of results to assign it to the node.
* To change only the data node type or data source, simply select from the drop-down lists.
* To change only the data node type or data source, simply select from the drop-down lists.
* To manually change the label or identifier, simply type directly in the corresponding field.
* To manually change the label or identifier, simply type directly in the corresponding field.
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* Click the '''Save & Close''' button to save and exit QuickEdit.
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* Click the '''Save & Close''' button to save and exit Quick Edit.
=== Editing data node style ===
=== Editing data node style ===
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* Open QuickEdit.
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* Open Quick Edit.
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* Select a data node and click the '''Properties''' tab in QuickEdit.
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* Select a data node and click the '''Properties''' tab in Quick Edit.
* Use the color chooser to change the border and label color of the node, or use the buttons to set the label text to bold and italic.
* Use the color chooser to change the border and label color of the node, or use the buttons to set the label text to bold and italic.
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* Click the '''Save & Close''' button to save and exit QuickEdit.
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* Click the '''Save & Close''' button to save and exit Quick Edit.
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= Editing in the PathVisio editor =
 
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Clicking on '''Edit pathway''' on any '''Pathway Page''' opens the [http://www.pathvisio.org PathVisio] program with the current pathway loaded. You can add, edit or delete content from the pathway and when you save, updated versions of the images, controlled text, and data files are generated and are immediately available.
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= Editing Pathway Page text fields =
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Text fields on '''Pathway Page''' is edited like any other text on a wiki. Please refer to the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext WikiMedia] website for details on formatting.
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PathVisio supports a number of common drawing tools, as well as an interface for linking objects on pathways to an underlying gene database. For instructions on basic editing features please refer to [http://www.pathvisio.org/documentation/editing-and-viewing-pathways/ PathVisio documentation].
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=== Description ===
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Each '''Pathway Page''' includes a '''Description''' section, which contains information about the biological process described in the pathway. The '''Description''' can be edited by clicking the Edit link to the right of the Description section.
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Below are brief instructions on the most commonly used editing features in PathVisio.
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=== Quality Tags ===
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'''Quality tags''' can be added to a pathway to notify the author and community about the state of the pathway. For example, you could tag a pathway that isn't annotated properly or tag your own pathway as work in progress. Quality Tags can be added by clicking the green plus sign icon in the Quality Tags section. Choose the type of Quality Tag from the drop-down list and enter a comment if appropriate.
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==== Adding, selecting, sizing and moving objects ====
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For instructions on basic editing features please refer =o [http://www.pathvisio.org/documentation/editing-and-viewing-pathways/ PathVisio documentation].
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==== Grouping objects ====
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To group objects, first select the objects to be grouped by click and drag. Grouping the objects can be done in two ways: either right-click and select Group from the context menu or click ^G on your keyboard.
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The display of grouped objects does not change once the objects are grouped. When the cursor is placed over a group, a boxed outline will appear highlighting the grouped objects. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAultpJCLJk&fmt=18 Watch video].
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==== Representing complexes ====
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=== Bibliography ===
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To create a complex, first select the objects in the complex by click and drag. Creating the complex can be done in two ways: either right-click and select Group from the context menu or click ^P on your keyboard.
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Each '''Pathway Page''' includes a '''Bibliography''' section, designed to hold reference information relevant to the pathway. When editing a pathway in the editor, any references to publications, textbooks and websites can be added to this section by right-clicking on any object in the pathway and selecting '''Add''' or '''Edit''' from the '''Literature''' menu. Details on how to incorporate literature references can be found [[:Help:LiteratureReferences|here]].
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The display of a complex includes a boxed outline around the group. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ryJwV4Y00&fmt=18 Watch video].
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==== Selecting grouped objects and complexes ====
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=== Ontology Tags ===
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Grouped objects and complexes can be selected as a group, or as individual objects. To select the group as a whole (all group objects), click anywhere in the boxed outline surrounding the group. For complexes, this outline will be permanently visible, and for groups this outline will be visible only when the cursor is placed over the group. To select an individual object in a group, click the object directly.  
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The '''Ontology Tags''' section contains any ontology tags added to the pathway and an interface for adding ontology tags. To add ontology tags, click the '''Add Ontology tags''' link, which will open two tools for finding and adding ontology tags: a search interface and browsable trees for the supported ontologies. To search for a term, simply begin typing in the ''Search'' field. Pick a term from the results and click the ''Add'' button (green check mark) to add the term. Alternatively, find a term from the browsable ontology trees, select it and click the '''Add''' button. You can delete any ontology term from the pathway by selecting it and clicking the '''Remove''' button (red x). To learn more about a particular term, click the '''View more info on BioPortal''' button (blue i).
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==== Adding connectors between objects ====
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= Editing Guidelines =
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Connecting line objects with gene and metabolite objects on pathways are important for properly storing the biological interactions that the pathway represents. To connect the end of a line to a gene or metabolite, select the end point of the line and drag it close to the object you wish to connect it to. A set of anchor points will appear on the outline of the object. Drag the end of the line over any of these anchor points until the anchor point turns green, then let go of the line end. This will connect the end of the line to the anchor point on the object.
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<p>Objects that have anchor points that can be connected to lines are data nodes, metabolites, labels and graphical objects. Anchor points can also be added to lines (from the right-click menu), after which other lines can be connected to it.</p> 
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==== Creating curved, elbowed, segmented and composite lines ====
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For layout reasons and to properly represent biological interactions, non-straight lines are sometimes ideal. To create a curved, elbowed or segmented line, first create a new line by selecting the line object from the tool bar and dropping it on the canvas. Right-click on the line and under Line Type, select either Curved, Elbow or Segmented. The Curved option will produce a curved line with smooth edges, whereas the Elbow option will create a curved line with 90 degree edges. The Segmented option will let you define a line with one or more waypoints. To position the line, attach the end points to the desired objects as described above. The shape of the curved line will automatically adjust to fit the layout of the objects you are connecting. You can also change the shape of the line manually by dragging the way points (blue diamonds) on the line.
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Right-clicking anywhere on the drawing board or on an object will bring up the right-click menu. Some menu options are universal, and some depend on the type of object you click.
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* Delete: Deletes the selected object
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* Select all: Selects all objects in the pathway
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* Select all data node objects: Selects all data node objects in the pathway, that is any object annotated as gene, protein, gene product, complex or RNA.
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* Add anchor: Adds an anchor point to a line, for connecting to other objects.
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* Anchor type -> Circle: Displays the line anchor as a circle. This menu option is only available for a line anchor object.
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* Anchor type -> None: Displays the line anchor as a small square. This menu option is only available for a line anchor object.
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==== Save to WikiPathways.org ====
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Save your pathway by clicking '''Plugins > WikiPathways > Update'''. You will be asked to describe your edits.  
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= Editing Pathway Page text fields =
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* The [[:Help:Guidelines_EditorPalette|Editor Palette guide]] describes the recommended utilization of the most commonly used elements of the WikiPathways editor palette. Examples are taken directly from the WikiPathways archives.
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Text fields on '''Pathway Page''' is edited like any other text on a wiki. Please refer to the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext WikiMedia] website for details on formatting.
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==== Quality Tags ====
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=== General Guidelines ===
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'''Quality tags''' can be added to a pathway to notify the author and community about the state of the pathway. For example, you could tag a pathway that isn't annotated properly or tag your own pathway as work in progress. Quality Tags can be added by clicking the green plus sign icon in the Quality Tags section. Choose the type of Quality Tag from the drop-down list and enter a comment if appropriate.
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==== Description ====
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* Complete pathway authoring guidelines are available [[:Help:Guidelines|here]].
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Each '''Pathway Page''' includes a '''Description''' section, which contains information about the biological process described in the pathway. The '''Description''' can be edited by clicking the Edit link to the right of the Description section.
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==== Bibliography ====
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= Creating a new pathway =
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Each '''Pathway Page''' includes a '''Bibliography''' section, designed to hold reference information relevant to the pathway. When editing a pathway in the editor, any references to publications, textbooks and websites can be added to this section by right-clicking on any object in the pathway and selecting '''Add''' or '''Edit''' from the '''Literature''' menu. Details on how to incorporate literature references can be found [[:Help:LiteratureReferences|here]].
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To create a pathway, you can either:
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* Use the PathVisio webstart editor at WikiPathways. <span style="color:#ff0000">'''Note: This option is currently unavailable.''' </span>
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* Upload an existing gpml via the '''Upload File''' option.
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* Create a pathway in PathVisio and upload it to WikiPathways via the [[:Help:WPClientPluginCuration|WikiPathways plugin for PathVisio]].  
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==== Ontology Tags ====
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For details on how to create a new pathway, refer to the [[:Help:New_Contributor_Quickstart#Create_a_new_pathway_at_WikiPathways|'''New Contributor Quickstart''']] guide.
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The '''Ontology Tags''' section contains any ontology tags added to the pathway. The interface for adding and editing ontology tags is currently disabled. A new version will be available in the future.
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and an interface for adding ontology tags. To add ontology tags, click the '''Add Ontology tags!''' link, which will open two tools for finding and adding ontology tags: a search interface and browsable trees for the supported ontologies. To search for a term, simply begin typing in the ''Search'' field. Pick a term from the results and click the ''Add'' button (green check mark) to add the term. Alternatively, find a term from the browsable ontology trees, select it and click the '''Add''' button. You can delete any ontology term from the pathway by selecting it and clicking the '''Remove''' button (red x). To learn more about a particular term, click the '''View more info on BioPortal!''' button (blue i).
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==== Creating a new pathway ====
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You can create a new pathway at WikiPathways by clicking the [[:Special:CreatePathwayPage|Create new pathway]] link in the navigation panel on the left side of each page. For details on how to create a new pathway, refer to the [[:Help:New Contributor Quickstart|'''New Contributor Quickstart''']] guide.
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The main editor for WikiPathways is a webstart version of PathVisio. You can also edit data node annotation and style directly at WikiPathways using the Quick Edit feature.

Editing in PathVisio Webstart

Each pathway page at WikiPathways has an Launch Editor button, which launches PathVisio webstart with the pathway in question loaded. This utilizes the WikiPathways Client plugin.

  • Click the Launch Editor button on any Pathway Page to open the PathVisio program with the current pathway loaded. You can add, edit or delete content from the pathway and when you save, updated versions of the images, controlled text, and data files are generated and are immediately available. For instructions on basic editing features please refer to PathVisio documentation.
  • Save your pathway by clicking Plugins > WikiPathways > Update. You will be asked to describe your edits.

Editing using Quick Edit

We have a new, quick way to edit data node annotations and styles. When logged in, the Quick Edit button is located at the bottom center of the pathway view. Clicking the Quick Edit button opens the editor:

Image:QuickEdit.png

Editing data node annotation

  • Open Quick Edit.
  • Select any data node to display its current annotation in the annotation tab.
  • To search for a new identifier, type in a gene name or label in the Search by name field and click the green Search button. Results are displayed in a separate results panel. Select an identifier from the list of results to assign it to the node.
  • To change only the data node type or data source, simply select from the drop-down lists.
  • To manually change the label or identifier, simply type directly in the corresponding field.
  • Click the Save & Close button to save and exit Quick Edit.

Editing data node style

  • Open Quick Edit.
  • Select a data node and click the Properties tab in Quick Edit.
  • Use the color chooser to change the border and label color of the node, or use the buttons to set the label text to bold and italic.
  • Click the Save & Close button to save and exit Quick Edit.


Editing Pathway Page text fields

Text fields on Pathway Page is edited like any other text on a wiki. Please refer to the WikiMedia website for details on formatting.

Description

Each Pathway Page includes a Description section, which contains information about the biological process described in the pathway. The Description can be edited by clicking the Edit link to the right of the Description section.

Quality Tags

Quality tags can be added to a pathway to notify the author and community about the state of the pathway. For example, you could tag a pathway that isn't annotated properly or tag your own pathway as work in progress. Quality Tags can be added by clicking the green plus sign icon in the Quality Tags section. Choose the type of Quality Tag from the drop-down list and enter a comment if appropriate.

Bibliography

Each Pathway Page includes a Bibliography section, designed to hold reference information relevant to the pathway. When editing a pathway in the editor, any references to publications, textbooks and websites can be added to this section by right-clicking on any object in the pathway and selecting Add or Edit from the Literature menu. Details on how to incorporate literature references can be found here.

Ontology Tags

The Ontology Tags section contains any ontology tags added to the pathway and an interface for adding ontology tags. To add ontology tags, click the Add Ontology tags link, which will open two tools for finding and adding ontology tags: a search interface and browsable trees for the supported ontologies. To search for a term, simply begin typing in the Search field. Pick a term from the results and click the Add button (green check mark) to add the term. Alternatively, find a term from the browsable ontology trees, select it and click the Add button. You can delete any ontology term from the pathway by selecting it and clicking the Remove button (red x). To learn more about a particular term, click the View more info on BioPortal button (blue i).

Editing Guidelines

Best practices

  • Our comprehensive Instructions for Authors outlines how to author pathways from a beginner's perspective and includes recommendations for best practices for authoring pathways.
  • The Editor Palette guide describes the recommended utilization of the most commonly used elements of the WikiPathways editor palette. Examples are taken directly from the WikiPathways archives.

General Guidelines

  • Complete pathway authoring guidelines are available here.

Creating a new pathway

To create a pathway, you can either:

  • Use the PathVisio webstart editor at WikiPathways. Note: This option is currently unavailable.
  • Upload an existing gpml via the Upload File option.
  • Create a pathway in PathVisio and upload it to WikiPathways via the WikiPathways plugin for PathVisio.

For details on how to create a new pathway, refer to the New Contributor Quickstart guide.

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