How to use markdowns in the authoring tool

This article highlights some useful markdowns that can be used within EdApp's Authoring Tool.

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain-text-formatting. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor. You can use Markdown on app like Whatsapp and Slack as well as EdApp.

 

Bold text

You can bold words by putting two asterisks around the chosen word/s, for example,

EdApp is a **mobile first** learning solution

EdApp is a mobile first learning solution

 

Italic text

You can make text italic by putting on asterisk around the word/s, for example,

EdApp is a *mobile first* learning solution

EdApp is a mobile first learning solution 

 

Strike through text 

You can make your text have a strike through by using two tildes (~) either side of the sentence, for example,

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Making text larger and smaller

You can make text larger and smaller 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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Indentation of text

To use an indentation on text but a greater-than sign (>) before the sentence. Depending on how many you put, this will vary the indentation. 

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Lists

To make a list in a template, you can add dashes (-) to the start of each word/ sentence in the list to make it into bullet points.