Formatting

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Formatting is the step of transforming "plain text" into something a bit more expressive, such as text with bold words and emphasis, headers and footnotes.

Markdown Formatting

By default, formatting is done with Markdown. And although there are many resources available online, here is a quick primer:

You type You get
*Italics* Italics
**Bold** Bold
# Header 1

Header 1

## Header 2

Header 2

[A link](http://a.com) A link
> Blockquote
Blockquote
* List
* List
  • List
  • List
1. List
2. List
  1. List
  2. List
`Inline code` Inline code

Specifying Formatting

Formatting is driven by the page files' extensions. A file with a .md extension will be formatted with Markdown, whereas a file with a .textile extension would be formatted wiht Textile.