# Markdown Overview # ## Paragraphs ## > Paragraphs are divided by blank lines. > End a line with two or more spaces to force a mid-paragraph line break. ## Headings ## > # Top Level Heading Alternative Top Level Heading # Top Level Heading Variant # ============================= > ## 2nd Level Heading Alternative 2nd Level Heading ## 2nd Level Heading Variant ## ----------------------------- > ### 3rd Level Heading ### 3rd Level Heading Variant ### #### 4th Level Heading #### 4th Level Heading Variant #### ##### 5th Level Heading ##### 5th Level Heading Variant ##### ###### 6th Level Heading ###### 6th Level Heading Variant ###### ## Links ## > 1. **\[display text\]\(URL\)** > 2. **\[display text\]\(URL "Title"\)** > 3. **\[display text\]\(URL 'Title'\)** > 4. **\** > 5. **\[display text\]\[label\]** > 6. **\[display text\]\[\]** > **URL** may optionally be written **\**. With link formats 5 and 6 > ("reference links"), the URL is supplied elsewhere in the document, as shown > below. Link format 6 reuses the display text as the label. Labels are > case-insensitive. The title may be split onto the next line with optional > indenting. > * **\[label\]: URL** > * **\[label\]: URL "Title"** > * **\[label\]: URL 'Title'** > * **\[label\]: URL (Title)** ## Fonts ## > * _\*italic\*_ > * *\_italic\_* > * __\*\*bold\*\*__ > * **\_\_bold\_\_** > * ___\*\*\*italic+bold\*\*\*___ > * ***\_\_\_italic+bold\_\_\_*** > * \``code`\` > The **\`code\`** construct disables HTML markup, so one can write, for > example, **\`\\`** to yield **``**. ## Lists ## > * bullet item + bullet item - bullet item 1. numbered item > A two-level list is created by placing additional whitespace before the > **\***/**+**/**-**/**1.** of the secondary items. > * top-level item * secondary item ## Block Quotes ## > Begin each line of a paragraph with **>** to block quote that paragraph. > > > This paragraph is indented > > > > Double-indented paragraph > Begin each line with at least four spaces or one tab to produce a verbatim > code block. ## Tables ## > | Header 1 | Header 2 | Header 3 | ---------------------------------------------- | Row 1 Col 1 | Row 1 Col 2 | Row 1 Col 3 | |:Left-aligned |:Centered :| Right-aligned:| | | ← Blank → | | | Row 4 Col 1 | Row 4 Col 2 | Row 4 Col 3 | > The first row is a header if followed by a horizontal rule or a blank line. > Placing **:** at the left, both, or right sides of a cell gives left-aligned, > centered, or right-aligned text, respectively. By default, header cells are > centered, and body cells are left-aligned. > The leftmost **\|** is required if the first column contains at least one > blank cell. The rightmost **\|** is optional. ## Miscellaneous ## > * In-line images are made using **\!\[alt-text\]\(image-URL\)**. > * Use HTML for advanced formatting such as forms. > * **\** are supported. > * Escape special characters (ex: **\[** **\(** **\|** **\***) > using backslash (ex: **\\\[** **\\\(** **\\\|** **\\\***). > * A line consisting of **---**, **\*\*\***, or **\_\_\_** is a horizontal > rule. Spaces and extra **-**/**\***/**_** are allowed. > * See [daringfireball.net][] for additional information. > * See this page's [Markdown source](/md_rules?txt=1) for complex examples. ## Special Features For Fossil ## > * In hyperlinks, if the URL begins with **/** then the root of the Fossil > repository is prepended. This allows for repository-relative hyperlinks. > * For documents that begin with a top-level heading (ex: **# heading #**), > the heading is omitted from the body of the document and becomes the > document title displayed at the top of the Fossil page. [daringfireball.net]: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax