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Instant Markdown

Book Description

Learn how to efficiently manage your content and use different services with Markdown

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results

  • Install and configure Markdown

  • Learn Markdown syntax, right from basic to complex examples

  • Full of focused examples on different services that you can use with Markdown

In Detail

Markdown is becoming more and more popular. The simplicity of Markdown and the advantages that it has to offer has led to a tremendous rise in the number of sites and applications that use it. The conversion of simple human readable text format to HTML has never been so simple, thanks to Markdown.

Instant Markdown will walk you through the syntax of Markdown and will get you up to speed with the basics, which will allow you to write your own content in Markdown. It will then show you how to use different services to make the most of Markdown.

Apart from learning the basic syntax through practical and focused examples, you will also learn how to use Markdown to do many different things, such as participating in forums and discussions, writing emails, sharing documents, blogging, creating to-do lists, creating presentations, converting Markdown files to other formats such as PDF, or using Markdown extensions.

You will learn everything you need to know about Markdown, right from scratch to practical examples.

Table of Contents

  1. Instant Markdown
    1. Instant Markdown
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. About the Reviewers
    5. www.packtpub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
    6. packtlib.packtpub.com
      1. Why Subscribe?
      2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. 1. Instant Markdown
      1. So, what is Markdown?
        1. The main features of Markdown
      2. Installation
        1. Step 1 – Prerequisites
        2. Step 2 – Downloading and installing Perl
          1. MS Windows
          2. Mac OS X
          3. Linux distributions
        3. Step 3 – Verifying that Perl is working
        4. Step 4 – Downloading Markdown
        5. Step 5 – Running Markdown
        6. And that's it!!
      3. Quick start – Creating your first Markdown document
        1. Step 1 – Inserting paragraph and line breaks
        2. Step 2 – Inserting headers
          1. Setext style
          2. Atx style
        3. Step 3 – Inserting emphasis
        4. Step 4 – Inserting lists
          1. Ordered lists
          2. Unordered lists
          3. Nested lists
        5. Step 5 – Inserting links
          1. Inline
          2. Reference
        6. Step 6 – Inserting automatic links
        7. Step 7 – Inserting blockquotes
        8. Step 8 – Inserting code blocks
        9. Step 9 – Inserting code spans
        10. Step 10 – Inserting images
          1. Inline
          2. Reference
        11. Step 11 – Inserting horizontal rules
        12. Step 12 – Inserting backslash escapes
        13. Step 13 – Inserting HTML
      4. Top 8 features you'll want to know about
        1. 1 – Forum and discussion
          1. GitHub Flavored Markdown
            1. Newlines
            2. Multiple underscores in words
            3. URL autolinking
            4. Fenced code blocks
            5. Syntax highlighting
        2. 2 – Writing e-mails
        3. 3 – Sharing a single document
        4. 4 – Blogging
          1. Scriptogr.am
            1. Step one
            2. Step two
            3. Step three
        5. 5 – To-do lists
        6. 6 – Presentations
        7. 7 – Converting files to other formats
        8. 8 – Markdown extensions
          1. Footnotes
          2. Tables
          3. Citations
          4. Math
      5. People and places you should get to know
        1. Official sites:
        2. Articles:
        3. Community:
        4. Twitter: