Cheat Sheet

What is Markdown?

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with the primary goal of making writing for the web easier and more readable. Its syntax is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, letting you focus on content rather than complex formatting.

Key Benefits of Markdown

  • Simple and Clean: Markdown’s core syntax is simple to learn.
  • Readable: Even raw Markdown documents are easily understandable.
  • Portable: Works across many platforms; create content once, use it anywhere.
  • Convertible: Easily convert Markdown to HTML, PDFs, and other formats.

Markdown Syntax – The Basics

  1. Headings

    # Heading Level 1 
    ## Heading Level 2
    ### Heading Level 3
  2. Text Formatting

    *Italic Text*  or _Italic Text_
    **Bold Text** or __Bold Text__
    ~~Strikethrough Text~~ 
  3. Lists

    • Unordered Lists

      - Item One
      - Item Two
    • Ordered Lists

      1. Item One
      2. Item Two
  4. Links

    [Link Text]( "Optional Title")
  5. Images

    ![Alt Text](path/to/image.jpg "Optional Title")

Extended Syntax (May vary across applications)

  1. Tables

    | Column 1 | Column 2 | Column 3 |
    | Data A | Data B | Data C |
  2. Footnotes

    Here is some text with a footnote.[^1]
    [^1]: This is the footnote.
  3. Task Lists

    - [x] Task completed
    - [ ] Task pending 

Tips for Efficient Markdown Use:

  • Utilize cheat sheets: Keep a quick reference nearby for easy lookup.
  • Practice, practice, practice: The more you use Markdown, the more natural it becomes.

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