Markdown basics
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Here are a few basic formatting commands you will use most when working in Document360.

Headings (H2, H3, H4)

To create Headings (H2, H3, H4), precede text with a hashtag (#).

Syntax Output
## This is a Heading 2

This is a Heading 2

### This is a Heading 3

This is a Heading 3

#### This is a Heading 4

This is a Heading 4

Best practices

Make sure that there is a space between syntax and text. Make sure that there is a blank line above the heading.

Heading Level
The number of hashtags (#) determines the heading level. You can add up to six hashtags.

Paragraph styling (Bold, Italics, and Strikethrough)

You can add the following types of styling to a paragraph text:

Style Syntax Output Shortcut Key
Bold ** ** This text is in bold formatting Ctrl+b or Cmd+b
Italics * * (or) _ _ This text is in italics Ctrl+i or Cmd+i
Strikethrough ~~ ~~ This text is in strikethrough
Best practices

Make sure that there is no space between syntax and text.


Bulleted and Numbered lists

Insert numbered (ordered) lists simply by typing 1. and then pressing enter when you've finished writing.

  1. List item 1
  2. List item 2
  3. List item 3

Add bulleted (unordered) lists by placing an asterisk * in front of your list item.

  • This item is preceded by an asterisk.
  • This one too!

Blockquotes

Include quotes or highlight important points by using '>' before the text.

This will quote the entire line of text


Horizontal lines

You can enter a horizontal line to divide two lines of text by using the three asterisks like so.

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For more advanced Markdown syntax commands, visit the official Markdown syntax guide.


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