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Published 4 years ago with 9 Comments

Proper use of syntax for Markdown

This snap covers the proper syntax use for the markdown text system in place on Snapzu.

  • Markdown Syntax

    Snapzu uses a modified version markdown. Please note that different markdown options area available in different areas. Below is a breakdown of markdown areas and what syntax is allowed in each.

  • Markdown Syntax Overview

    Line Breaks

    Individual line breaks are ignored in markdown syntax, so if you type:

    pink pink pink pink pink  
    elephant elephant elephant elephant elephant
    
    You will get:

    pink pink pink pink pink elephant elephant elephant elephant elephant

    To display a line break in your text, you will need to add two spaces at the end of each line

    Paragraphs

    Paragraphs are separated by doing a double line break, as shown below

    Paragraph One
    
    Paragraph Two
    

    Italic / Bold Text

    *Italic Text*
    **Bold Text**  
    
    Result:

    Italic Text
    Bold Text

    Block Quotes

    Block quotes can be created by using the ">" symbol, below is an example of block quote syntax

    > Block Quote 1
    >
    > They can span multiple paragraphs
    
    Result:

    Block Quote 1

    They can span multiple paragraphs

    Basic Links

    <http://snapzu.com>
    
    Result:

    http://snapzu.com

    Worded Links

    [Check out my link](http://snapzu.com "Link ALT text")
    
    Result:

    Check out my link

    Turning text into Spoilers

    [Spoiler Text.](#spoiler)
    
    Result:

    Spoiler Text.

    Showing Syntax Field

    To show someone the syntax of code, simply put 4 spaces at the beginning of a line to specify it is "code"

    [space][space][space][space]Syntax
    

    Header Text

    ### Header 3
    #### Header 4
    ##### Header 5
    ###### Header 6
    
    Result:

    Header 3

    Header 4

    Header 5
    Header 6

    Numbered List

    If a number is followed by a period at the beginning of a line, Markdown will interpret it as a numbered list and always start numbering from one. For example, if you typed "2013. An interesting year.", it will output as "1. An interesting year."

    2013. An interesting year.
    
    Result:
    1. An interesting year.

    To fix this, put a backslash in front of the period: "2013. An interesting year."

    2013\. An interesting year.
    
    Result:

    2013. An interesting year.

    Point Form List

    To create a point form list, place a dash in front of your list items followed by a single space, be sure to use single line breaks until the list is finished.

    - Item 1
    - Item 2
    - Item 3
    - Item 4
    - Item 5
    
    Result:
    • Item 1
    • Item 2
    • Item 3
    • Item 4
    • Item 5

    Nested List

    A nested list allows to nest additional lists within a list. To nest an additional numbered list within an existing numbered list, you will need to create 2 spaces a dash another space and then the contents of that list item. Below is an example of the syntax as well as the result it produces.

    1. Item 1
    2. Item 2
    3. Item 3
      - Item 4
      - Item 5
    4. Item 6
    
    Result:
    1. Item 1
    2. Item 2
    3. Item 3

      • Item 4
      • Item 5
    4. Item 6
 

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  • superuser
    +7

    Can we have a crossout mark, super/subscript, underlines, and codes(making stuff monospaced so it looks like a block of code)?

  • sysadmin
    +7

    Can we have superscript and subscript?

  • ballpointcarrot
    +4

    Not sure why, but unordered lists aren't rendering correctly for me:

    - this should be item 1 - this should be item 2

    Instead of using bullet points, it's putting them in the same paragraph. I could easily be doing something wrong, but it seems like it's not processing it quite right. Any help?

    • benoliver999 (edited 3 years ago)
      +4

      Getting the same thing, in comments at least.

      - Item 1
      - Item 2
      - A third
      - A nested one

      Putting two spaces at the end of each line makes them a list but without bullets.

      • sarcasimo
        +2

        Thanks for the tip on the double space, no bullets show up, but at least it makes it a list.

  • Gozzin
    +1

    Can we type in different colors?

  • cunt
    +1

    Numbered Lists don't work

  • zants (edited 3 years ago)
    +1

    Is it possible to use header text in a tribe's rules? I notice when editing my tribes rules that the headers aren't displaying as such, instead it's displaying the literal text ("#HeaderText"). I tried it with a space between the # and text but it still doesn't display as a header.

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