Visual Markdown Tutorial


This guide provides an illustrative guide to using markdown.

Italicize text

Markdown:

_Here is a line that should be italicized_!

Sample Output:

Here is a line that should be italicized!

Bold text

Markdown:

***Here is a line that should be bolded***!

Sample Output:

Here is a line that should be bolded!

Strike through text

Markdown:

~~Here is a line that should be struck through~~

Sample Output:

Here is a line that should be struck through

Headings

Markdown:

# Here is an H1
## Here is an H2
### Here is an H3
#### Here is an H4
##### Here is an H5

Sample Output:

Here is an H1

Here is an H2

Here is an H3

Here is an H4

Here is an H5

Markdown:

Here is a [link](http://prefetch.net)

Sample Output:
Here is a link

Named anchors

Markdown:

Here is a [link](#named-anchor)

Sample Output: Here is a link

Markdown:

Please visit [Prefetch.net]
[Prefetch.net]: http://prefetch.net

Sample Output:

Please visit Prefetch.net

Markdown:

![DOS 640K](/images/dos-640k.jpg)

Sample Output:

DOS 640K

Block quote

Markdown:


> "This is a block quote"

Sample Output:

“This is a block quote”

Inline code

Markdown:

`git commit -m 'new commit to repo'`

Sample Output:

git commit -m 'new commit to repo'

Code block

Markdown:

```
while :; do
   sleep 1
done
```

Sample Output:

while :; do
   sleep 1
done

Unordered list

Markdown:

* List item 1
* List item 2
* List item 3

Sample Output:

Ordered list

Markdown:

1. List item 1
2. List item 2
3. List item 3

Sample Output:

  1. List item 1
  2. List item 2
  3. List item 3

Nested lists

Markdown:

* List item 1
* List item 2
  1. List item 1
  2. List item 2

Sample Output:

Create a hard break

Markdown:

Here is a line that needs a hard break<SPACE><SPACE>
More text 

Sample Output:

Here is a line that needs a hard break
More text

Create a table

Markdown:

Column 1 | Column 2 | Column 3
-------- | -------- | --------
info     |  info    | info

Sample Output:

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
info info info

Create paragraph breaks

Markdown:

*** 
___

Sample Output:



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