Markdown Quick Reference

There are some fun things you can do with Markdown formatting.

Feature Markdown Example
italic _italic_ italic
bold **bold** bold
strikethrough ~~strikethrough~~ ~~strikethrough~~
superscript ^superscript^ ^superscript^
subscript ~subscript~ ~subscript~
links [Description]( Description
bare links <>
code `Y29kZQ==` Y29kZQ==
escape \*escape\* *escape*
There are also:

Unordered lists:

* Foo
* Bar
* Baz
* Quz
* Foo 
* Bar 
  \* Baz 
    \* Quz

Ordered lists:
  • Foo
  • Bar
    • Baz
      • Quz
1. Foo 
1. Bar 
   1. Baz 
      1. Quz


Header 1

Header 2

Header 3

Header 4

Header 5
Header 6
# Header 1 
## Header 2 
### Header 3 
#### Header 4 
##### Header 5 
###### Header 6

Headers also:

Header 1

Header 2

Header 1 

Header 2 

This is a blockquoted text passage.
You can nest your blockquotes.

Or unnest them again.
> This is a blockquoted text passage. 
>> You can nest your blockquotes. 
> Or unnest them again.

To product a code block, as above:
> This is a blockquoted text passage. 
>> You can nest your blockquotes. 
> Or unnest them again. 

Or indent four spaces:

Normal text
Code block
Normal text 

    Code block

Horizontal rule:


![Dummy text]([url=][/url])

|:- |:- |:- | 
|italic| `_italic_`| _italic_ | 
|bold| `**bold**` | **bold** | 
|strikethrough| `~~strikethrough~~` | ~~strikethrough~~ | 
|superscript| `^superscript^`| ^superscript^ | 
|links| `[Description]([url=][/url])`|[Description]([url=][/url])| 

#markdown #quickGuide #tips #googleplus #newhere #formatting

@Dr.Edward Morbius In keeping with Markdown, Typora has some of this best support. When it comes to colored text, the source code below will color our text within our Markdown editor of choice.

<span style="color:red">this text is red</span>

this is my red text
Many thanks for Markdown support on solspora!
@William A Ellerbe In general, if you are using offline tools, you can embed other formatting within Markdown documents. The original spec calls for HTML as valid Markdown, though most online implementations don't support this. That re-opens the Pandora's box that unlimited HTML formatting created in the first place.

But in the sense of using Markdown to bootstrap your formatting / styling process -- whether you go to HTML, LaTeX, or other tools afterward, it remains hugely useful. And it's possible to write some quite large and pretty complex documents with only Markdown.
Hello @Dr.Edward Morbius,

To your point, Markdown is incredibly useful when we need to style our HTML, and other file formats. Since I got exposed to Markdown, my passion and interest for Technical Writing has grown tremendously. Know that I have a better understanding of Markdown, I have a better appreciate for content that I can find on GitHub. In closing, what is your experience with Reveal.js?

On another note, I'm using the table below (for the fun of it) to remind myself to use the superscript, and subscript syntax more often in my Markdown entries.
Another element of creative genius for Markdown.
Superscript Superscript syntax
~superscript~ ~superscript~
Subscript Subscript syntax
^subscript^ ^subscript^
@William A Ellerbe: My experience with Reveal.js is ... nil.

^Super-^ and ~sub-~script are fun. Though I'd really like to have endnotes.1

Or sidenotes or footnotes, etc.

I've been playing with a doc that I'd re-typed, about 100 pages typewritten, 50 or so formatted, with 180 or so footnotes, over the past few weeks.

  • They look like this, entered as text. But should format as, well, endnotes. ↩︎
@William A Ellerbe No worries at all. I'm being a bit scarce around these parts myself these days.
@Dr.Edward Morbius My experience will be the same with diaspora content. I'm dividing my time in many difference ways. Thanks to Markdown, I have a greater appreciation for syntax.
@clou clou @Kriek Mwette BDNZS etc.
Voilà, le site que j'essayais de retrouver l'autre jour que quelqu'un m'avait demandé comment faire pour barrer un texte.
Ici, presque tout ce qui marche (et ne marche pas) est présenté, avec ce qu'l faut écrire pour obtenir tel ou tel effet.
Il y a même possibilité de faire des tables (tableaux). C'est t'y pas génial ??? :D
J'y comprenVe r'en
Enfin... si, le début du haut à gauche, ça doit vous parler quand même.
- La 1ère colonne Feature, c'est celle des effets.
- La 2ème colonne Markdown, c'est celle de comment il faut faire
- La 3ème colonne Example, c'est celle de ce qu'on obtient
For superscript and subscript, there exists an alternate method :
Superscript : <sup>Text to be upper</sup> → Text
Subscript : <sub>Text to be lower</sub> → Text

Nice to write things like


No sequence for flashing text ? :)
I haven't tried all the HTML codes yet... and thinking of flashing text, hope I never will! ;-)
Not really good for epileptic people, all these flashing words, here and there, bliping... :S