Text formatting help
Text formatting on Indymedia uses a simple format known as Markdown. You can style your articles however you like either by using the formatting toolbar or by following these few simple rules.
Paragraphs and line breaks
Paragraphs and line breaks work very simply: a single return will create a line break and a double return will create a paragraph.
The following will text will create two paragraphs:
Call me Ishmael. Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.
It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself…
Bare urls (eg. “http://www.example.com”) will automatically become clickable. If you want to provide text for your link, use this format: [Link text](http://www.example.com).
Now, when I say that I am in the habit of going to sea (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea) whenever I begin to grow hazy about the eyes, and begin to be over conscious of my [lungs](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lungs), I do not mean to have it inferred that I ever go to sea as a passenger.
Now, when I say that I am in the habit of going to sea (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea) whenever I begin to grow hazy about the eyes, and begin to be over conscious of my lungs, I do not mean to have it inferred that I ever go to sea as a passenger.
You can set text to bold by wrapping it in double asterisks (**) on either side.
But look! here come **more crowds**, pacing straight for the water, and seemingly bound for a dive. **Strange!**
Italics can be achieved by wrapping text in underscores (_) on either side.
Nothing will content them but the _extremest_ limit of the land; loitering under the shady lee of yonder warehouses _will not suffice._ No.
You can create subheadings (and sub-subheadings) by preceeding a line with two or three hashes (## or ###) and a space.
Once more. Say you are in the country; in some high land of lakes. Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down in a dale, and leaves you there by a pool in the stream.
There is magic in it. Let the most absent-minded of men be plunged in his deepest reveries- stand that man on his legs, set his feet a-going, and he will infallibly lead you to water, if water there be in all that region.
You can created unordered lists by preceeding each line in the list by a dash (-), a plus sign (+) or an asterisk (*):
You can even create nested lists by indenting the nested items by 4 spaces.
You can create a numbered list by preceeding each line of the list with a number followed by a period and a space (1. ). The numbers don't matter as they will be computed automatically.
If you want to quote someone at length, you can use a blockquote to set apart the quote from the rest of your text. To do this, precede the paragraph by a greater-than sign (>) and space.
> No, when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor, right before the mast, plumb down into the fore-castle, aloft there to the royal mast-head. True, they rather order me about some, and make me jump from spar to spar, like a grasshopper in a May meadow.