We've built our text editor to support a variety of markdown shortcuts.  Those shortcuts help to format text while typing, keeping you from going back-and-forth between your keyboard and mouse.

For example, typing "# Introduction" would start the line as an H1 header as you type the word Introduction.  

We support both block and inline shortcuts. The markdown shortcuts we currently support are:

Block-

Header one (# ...)
Header two (## ...)
Header three (### ...)
Numbered lists (1. ...)
Unordered lists (- ...) or (* ...)`
Regular code block (``` ...)
Horizontal rule (---)

Inline-

Inline code block (`... ')
Bold text (**...**) or (__...__)
Italic text (*...*) or (_..._)
Strikethrough text (~~...~~)
Underline (select text and click cmd+u )

Please Note: make sure to hit [space] or [enter] to complete the auto markdown conversion.

Here's a couple of quick gifs showing what typing using markdown shortcuts looks like:

Here's how you type out headers and unordered lists-

Here's how you use markdown shortcuts to add a code block-

We do not currently support the following markdown commands:

Bold Italics (***...***)
Underline (__...__)
Underline italics (__*...*__)
Underline bold (__**...**__)
Underline bold italics (__***...***__)
Blockquotes (> ...) or (>>> ...)
Images (! [alt text] (url))
Links ([...] (...))
Tables
Emoji (: ... :)

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