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.
Italicized text uses one asterisk (*) or underscore (_).
Bold text uses two asterisks (**) or underscores (__).
|Bold and Italic||
Bold and italicized text uses three asterisks (***) or underscores (___).
Strikethrough uses two tildes (~~).
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.
You can designate different heading styles using #. There are up to six different headline 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 (_).
Bolding your text can be done using two asterisks (**) or underscores (__).
Crossing out your text can be done using two tildes (~~).
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 (---).
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.
Starting an ordered or numbered list can be done by using
1) followed by a space.
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.
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.