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Writing with Markdown

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid HTML.

Markdown can be learned in a matter of minutes, as you write your content. The best way to get a feel for Markdown’s formatting syntax is simply to look at a Markdown-formatted document, such as the default text already present in CE3 plugins.

A complete guide to Markdown syntax may be found on John Gruber's Markdown page.

Alternatively, you can download one of these free Markdown editors. Use them to write and style your content, then copy-and-paste into Lightroom:

To help you get started, here is a block of sample content formatting using Markdown. You may copy-and-paste the content below into the block of any CE3 plugin to see how it displays on-screen:

# This is an H1 Heading

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum sit amet nunc erat, vehicula tincidunt nisl. Donec ac metus purus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Sed nec lacus ac ligula bibendum tempus.

## This is an H2 Heading

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum sit amet nunc erat, vehicula tincidunt nisl. Donec ac metus purus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Sed nec lacus ac ligula bibendum tempus.

### This is an H3 Heading

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum sit amet nunc erat, vehicula tincidunt nisl. Donec ac metus purus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Sed nec lacus ac ligula bibendum tempus.

#### This is an H4 Heading

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum sit amet nunc erat, vehicula tincidunt nisl. Donec ac metus purus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Sed nec lacus ac ligula bibendum tempus.

##### This is an H5 Heading

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum sit amet nunc erat, vehicula tincidunt nisl. Donec ac metus purus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Sed nec lacus ac ligula bibendum tempus.

###### This is an H6 Heading

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum sit amet nunc erat, vehicula tincidunt nisl. Donec ac metus purus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Sed nec lacus ac ligula bibendum tempus.

An unordered list:

* Text may include [Hyperlinks](#)
* __Bold__ and _italic_ styles are also supported

The following excerpt from Rudyard Kipling's story _Mowgli's Brothers_ appears as a blockquote:

> It was seven o'clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day's rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips. Mother Wolf lay with her big gray nose dropped across her four tumbling, squealing cubs, and the moon shone into the mouth of the cave where they all lived. "Augrh!" said Father Wolf. "It is time to hunt again." He was going to spring down hill when a little shadow with a bushy tail crossed the threshold and whined: "Good luck go with you, O Chief of the Wolves. And good luck and strong white teeth go with noble children that they may never forget the hungry in this world."

Selected works of Rudyard Kipling organized in an ordered list: 

1. Mandalay (1890) (poetry)
2. Gunga Din (1890) (poetry)
3. The Jungle Book (1894)
4. The Second Jungle Book (1895)
5. Captains Courageous (1897)
6. Kim (1901)
7. Just So Stories (1902)
8. Puck of Pook's Hill (1906)
writing_with_markdown.txt · Last modified: 2013/02/13 12:59 by admin