Text Formatting in AuthorDock - A Basic Tutorial of Markdown
Added by Brian Schwartz over 7 years ago
What will be helpful is to download the source text file of this page. It's a simple txt file with markdown semantic the formatting you see on this page.
Note: You can also find a more advanced/expanded Markdown Tutorial at Markdown - How to format text in AuthorDock (Advanced).
Markdown is also used with Pubwriter.
Here's a good tutorial:
Some quick tips:
Section breaks (lines to distinguish sections):
it's 3 asterisks in a row:
(you can go up to 6 headings if you really need to!)
To center text (only available in PubWriter), you need to place
<center> above the text you want to center and
</center> below the text you want centered.
THIS IS CENTERED
- Item 1
- Item 2
- Item 2a
- Item 2b
- Item 1
- Item 2
- Item 3
- Item 3a
- Item 3b
Quotes (aka comment boxes, callouts):
One of the cooler tricks you can do with markdown, is wrap any text with < > - for example will hide the word 'text' when it gets converted to markdown.
This is helpful for comments to the author you want hidden from the reader.
Paragraph formatting note:
If you want to do a 'soft break' - you need to add two spaces at the end of the line.
In order to insert an image, it has to first exist online and be linkable. Sites like Imgur makes this pretty simple, but you can also use dropbox and flickr. You just need the raw URL to your image in the cloud.
(IF you do use dropbox (recommended), then you will need to replace **dropbox.com with dl.dropboxusercontent.com link.**
Basically, you type the following syntax:
You can link an image as well:
Here's some more helpful tools & tutorials on using Markdown:¶
Convert your MS Word (.doc or .docx) to Markdown
Here's a downloadable Markdown handbook:¶