How to use markdowns in the authoring tool

Markdown is a lightweight language with plain-text-formatting. It's used to change the styling of your text within the EdApp Authoring Tool.

Content

Bold

Italicize

Strikethrough

Font size

Lists

Align

Any additional styling requires Custom CSS recommended for advanced authors only.

Bold text by putting two asterisks around the text

EdApp is a **mobile first** learning solution

EdApp is a mobile first learning solution

Italicize by putting one asterisk around the text

EdApp is a *mobile first* learning solution

EdApp is a mobile first learning solution 

Strikethrough text by using two tildes (~) either side of the sentence

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Change the font size by putting a hashtag (#) before the sentence.

Depending on how many you input, this will vary the size of the text. 

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You can also use the following to specify the size:

<p style="font-size: 3em;"> YOUR TEXT HERE </p>

Indent text by using a greater-than sign (>) before the sentence.

Depending on how many you put, this will vary the indentation. 

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Lists

Create dot style bullet points by using:

*

+

<li>

-

To create line style bullet points, use two dashes with no spaces (--).

Text Alignment

To left-align text:

<p align="left"> ENTER TEXT HERE </p>

To centre-align text:

<p align=“center"> ENTER TEXT HERE </p>

Some templates will automatically left align. Most templates centre align automatically. 

You can’t combine alignment with font size markup.