How did the == Biography == section get into the profiles I created ?

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I'm a bit confused and I haven't found a Help topic that address my question.

A profiles seems to have 2 main sections - Data and Text. The Data part is clear. The Text part is where sources go. Understood.

How did the == Biography == section of the text get generated? I didn't do it...
in WikiTree Help by Richard Otter G2G Crew (390 points)
Ok, I understand now.

New profiles contain just the headers in the text section.

Profiles created by import of gedcom files, as in my case, have the biography section filled in with auto generated text using the current values from the data section and other events in the gedcom.

The text is static. There are no variables that refer to data items.

Reference numbers are dynamically generated.

If a data item is updated, the bio text must be similarly updated

2 Answers

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There are certain sections which are created automatically every time a profile is created:

== Biography ==

== Sources ==

<references />

Anything else is optional, but those are standard.

For more information, see the help page on Biographies.

by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (440k points)
So, the initial Biography was created at import time.

I presume it is not auto updated when the data section is changed. That needs to be manually updated.

Standard as per the style guidelines 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Biographies

Well, yes, Richard, in a sense it does get updated, because the expectation is that people will add anything that belongs in the biography section under the == Biography == header, and, if you use inline sources (as in <ref>This is my source.</ref>), then a number is automatically generated in the biography section, and then the reference is displayed below like a footnote.

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You can create the ==Biography== section and edit it by first clicking on the "edit" button for the profile then in edit mode add   ==Biography== using your keyboard.  As long as you put two == in front and after the word,  the format will be the standard bold, font size format.

You can add any word to the profile using eg; ==Sources== and maintain the same format by putting two equal signs in front and after the word.
by Anna Strutt G2G4 (4.6k points)

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