To avoid having to enter the following code to achieve the proper link and italics:

Code: [[Qinstar-pattern transport|''Qinstar''-pattern transport]]

Result: Qinstar-pattern transport


Most cases we want to provide a direct link to the article with the minimum of fuss.

Code: {{Pattern|Qinstar|transport}}

Result: Qinstar-pattern transport

Sometimes, we don't want to use the ship's type as the follow on text.

Code: {{Pattern|Qinstar|transport|Phantom}}

Result: Qinstar-pattern Phantom

If we want to leave out the follow-on text altogether, we make the third parameter empty.

Code: {{Pattern|Qinstar|transport|}} and the text that comes after.

Result: Qinstar-pattern and the text that comes after.

Finally, it is possible to recolor the link via a separate font field, using hexadecimal color codes.

Code: {{Pattern|Qinstar|transport|style="color:#ff99ff"}}

Result: Qinstar-pattern transport

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