Markdown


What is markdown?

Markdown is used throughout Gorilla: in the task builder and the questionnaire builder to add styling and to format Text.

It is a very simple 'markup' language that can be used to format sections of text, providing a similar set of functionality to text editors such as Word. For example, you can create titles, embolden or italicise text or create numbered/bullet-pointed lists, among many other things.

The other key feature of Markdown is that you can include regular HTML code, you can find our HTML styling guide here.

There is a detailed guide to Markdown syntax here.

Below is a guide for common formatting in Markdown:


Markdown Syntax: What it looks like when displayed:
Creating Titles

# My Title

My Title

## My Subtitle

My Subtitle

### My Subtitle

My Subtitle

#### My Subtitle

My Subtitle

This is a my paragraph of text.

This is a my paragraph of text.

Styling and formatting Text

You can also make text **bold**

You can also make text bold

and use *italics*

and use italics

Inserting Line Breaks

You can easily create separate paragraphs.

Just press return and leave a clear new line!

You can easily create separate paragraphs.

Just press return and leave a clear new line!

Adding in Links to other web-pages

Adding in a [Link](https://gorilla.sc/supoprt/html) is nice and neat!

Adding in a Link is nice and neat!

Creating Lists

You can use bullet points:
* First
* Second
* Third

You can use bullet points:

  • First
  • Second
  • Third

You can use bullet points:
1. First
1. Second
1. Third

And lists, which will be numbered automatically:

  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third
Using HTML within Markdown

You can use HTML within markdown and it will usually work pretty well:

<img src='/images/icon_square.png'>

Just be sure to use single **'** quotation marks within your html code.

If you use double quotation marks in your html it may not always work!

You can use HTML within markdown and it will usually work pretty well:

Just be sure to use single ' quotation marks within your html code.

If you use double quotation marks in your html it may not always work!