Duolingo - 「 Formatting Guide 」
Duolingo -「 Formatting Guide 」
*Text* becomes Text
**Text** becomes Text
Bold & Italic Text:
***Text*** becomes Text
\Code becomes Code
¹ If you'd like to have a space between formatted text, just close off the symbols and start again where you want to have it.
² For where it says "code", you will need to substitute your code (including symbols).
There are two types of spacing that you can use between lines of text or images.
A very common way of spacing. Press the [Enter] key twice³ after a line of text / code. This should result in a blank space between your next line of text / code; this is how it will appear in final form as well.
Enter + Enter
Single Spacing is what you'd use to have text right underneath the previous line. Press the [Space Bar] twice, or have two spaces after your text, and then click [Enter]. That will result in no space between the two lines of text.
Space + Space + Enter
³ You must press [Enter] twice, if you press it once it will not create a space.
Titles are often used at the beginning of Discussion posts and at starts of segments in posts.
Title No. I:
Title No. II:
Title No. III:
Title No. IV:
Title No. V:
To make a Quote, you'll need to use [>]⁴ for each one that you would like to create. You can make it one line, continuous, or nested (see below).
(If you only want a quote in a line and want the next line to be normal, just don't use the [>] in the next line)
This is what you would use for multiple lines (each with quotes) in a single paragraph, forming a nice, clean, uniform line.
> Line I
> Line II
> Line III
and so on..
Nested quoting is what you would use if you'd like to have quotes inside another. In order to do this, you'll need to increase the number of [>] by one for each line you want to "nest".
and so on..
⁴ On some platforms, your [>] could not show up. Just edit your post by replacing those again and it should fix to become correct quotes.
Used for organization and for listing items.
and so on..
For automatically numbered bullets, the first line must be pre-numbered. Type [1.] (and your text) for the first line, then every line after that, you'll only need to type [-] for it to number itself.
1. Test 1
- Test 2
- Test 3
and so on...
Used a lot for organization in Discussion posts.
There are multiple codes for Separator Lines, [ - - - ] is one you can use. Just make sure to use it in its own line.
- - -
IMAGES & LINKS:
[Name of URL Displayed](URL Link)
- You can always just use the regular URL Link, if you'd like, but this is how to name and hyperlink them.
Duolingo Links are the same as regular links, but replacing www.duolingo.com in the URL with a Forward Slash [ / ].
You can use these with Duolingo pages, just start with [ / ] before your "link text".
A simple way to show images in Discussions.
- Use image links that have .png, .jpg, .gif, etc. in their URL. You cannot use images from your computer, you'll need a link.
!(URL of image)
!["ALT TEXT"](Image's URL)
[!["ALT TEXT"](Image's URL)](Redirect URL) ⁵
[!(Image's URL)](Redirect URL)
⁵ The "Redirect URL" is the link that you want the image to go to when clicked.
How It Looks..
Thank you very much for sharing all of these extremely helpful tips with everyone on Duolingo! I'm sure you enjoy your 2174 lingots from doing this. You certainly deserve them.
I gave you a lingot, by the way.
However, I have one question.
What if you want to start a line with
` If that worked, then what you need to do is:
My illustration doesn't seem to be working so I'll try it another way:
backslash + aforementioned symbol
What a great question ISpeakAlien, and a great and also timely response. AdamKean.
Just because terminology can matter, I feel the need to elaborate that when used as a code, in programming, the name often used to refer to this mark is the
backtick. In grammar, it is often referred to as the grave accent.
Yet I agree, it appears very similar to the backward apostrophe key.
Again, thank you for this discussion.
Also, just to mention, there have been some updates over the years to how the markdown code works here on Duolingo.
If you could be interested, it can be worthwhile to check out the uptodate reference of markdown code at :
[Guide] Formatting in Duolingo.
haven't seen a single post with over 2000 lingot. here will become a sacred place