How do I use markdown keyboard shortcuts in my messages?

Markdown is a text-to-HTML language used for the formatting and styling text. With the Drag and Drop Email Builder, you can use Markdown to add in additional customization for the text in your newsletter. Using Markdown will apply the style in real-time.

Markdown is a text-to-HTML language used for the formatting and styling text. With the Drag and Drop Email Builder, you can use Markdown to add in additional customization for the text in your newsletter. Using Markdown will apply the style in real-time.

Markdown Cheatsheet

Element Markdown Syntax
Heading # H1
## H2
### H3
#### H4
##### H5
###### H6
Italic *italicized text*
_italicized text_

Italicized text uses one asterisk (*) or underscore (_).

Bold **bold text**
__bold text__

Bold text uses two asterisks (**) or underscores (__).

Bold and Italic ***bold italicized text***
___bold italicized text___

Bold and italicized text uses three asterisks (***) or underscores (___).

Strikethrough ~~strikethrough text~~

Strikethrough uses two tildes (~~).

Horizontal Rule ---
Ordered List 1. First item
2. Second item
3. Third item
Unordered List - First item
- Second item
- Third item
Blockquote > blockquote

 

What does Markdown look like?

Markdown a plain text formatting tool that employs a specific syntax to make formatting and styling changes. As a simple conversion tool, you will be able to use hashtags #, astericks *, underscores _, as well as other options to enclose a specific section of text. By surrounding the text you are telling the message editor to add certain styling to the text.

Headings

You can designate different heading styles using #. There are up to six different headline styles. 

Heading markdowns

Font Styles

You have several options to add emphasis to your text using Markdown. Asterisks and underscores can be used to designate your text as bold or italic in the message.

Italicizing your text can be done using one asterisk (*) or underscore (_).

Italics markdowns

Bolding your text can be done using two asterisks (**) or underscores (__).

Bold markdowns

Crossing out your text can be done using two tildes (~~).

Strikethrough markdown

Horizontal Rule

A horizontal rule will appear as a divider between your text, and can be used to add emphasis to specific statements, or break apart different thoughts. 

Adding a horizontal rule can be done by using three dashes (---).

Horizontal rule markdown

Lists

Lists allow you to emphasize important ideas. They also increase the readability of text by simplifying long sentences and adding aesthetic passive space to make reading more pleasant.

Starting an unordered or bulleted list can be done by using one asterisk (*) or dash (-) followed by a space.

Unordered lists markdowns

Starting an ordered or numbered list can be done by using 1. or 1) followed by a space. 

Ordered lists markdowns

Block Quotes

If you would like to a section of your message that is separated visually from the rest, that can be accomplished by setting it to a block quote. 

Adding block quotes can be done by indicating a right angle bracket (>) before starting your sentence.

Blockquote markdown

Congratulations! You've added some new style and formatting to your message. There are a number of other options available when using Markdown, and the Markdown Cheatsheet from GitHub is a great resource for getting acquainted with the overall syntax.

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