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Published 5 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 are separated by doing a double line break, as shown below

    Paragraph One
    Paragraph Two

    Italic / Bold Text

    *Italic Text*
    **Bold Text**  

    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

    Block Quote 1

    They can span multiple paragraphs

    Basic Links



    Worded Links

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

    Check out my link

    Turning text into Spoilers

    [Spoiler Text.](#spoiler)

    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"


    Header Text

    ### Header 3
    #### Header 4
    ##### Header 5
    ###### Header 6

    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.
    1. An interesting year.

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

    2013\. An interesting year.

    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
    • 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
    1. Item 1
    2. Item 2
    3. Item 3

      • Item 4
      • Item 5
    4. Item 6

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  • superuser

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

  • sysadmin

    Can we have superscript and subscript?

  • ballpointcarrot

    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)

      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

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

  • Gozzin

    Can we type in different colors?

  • cunt

    Numbered Lists don't work

  • zants (edited 3 years ago)

    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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