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how to make line breaks, bold text, italic text, etc?

I find it hard to get a good text layout while writing a reply on the discussion boards. Sometimes it automatically removes returns (line breaks) that I put to make schemes more organized.

Also I do not know how to make text bold or italic. Or how to make text bigger or smaller.

Does somebody have tips for me?

June 21, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

Duo seems to be using a subset of markdown. Look here, have fun: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown [But please, use your superpowers wisely, don't make the forums a layout hell ;-) ]


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/da.big.fella

Thanks! I will use it responsibly. I like helping Spanish duolingo users with their English (good chance for me to improve my Spanish), now I can at least control the layout of the post a bit.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lenkvist

Here are some of the things I know.

Hitting return/enter twice will create a line break. Using it once is often ignored.

  • You can make a list by starting a line with a dash (still need to hit return twice). Might also work with an asterisk.

Asterisks around a phrase make it either italic one on each side or bold two on each side

You can create a red box around a phrase with an accent grave on each side.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/olimo
  • To make lists with normal font,

  • insert empty lines between list items.

Otherwise,

  • the font
  • will be small and gray.

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/olimo

How do you do it again?

<h1>Test</h1>

Ah, I got it. ==-- in the line after the text.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/da.big.fella

Thanks guys!!! Those are some really good tips.
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More testing

  1. bird
  2. book
  3. bark

this is a quote... hopefully quote within a quote and it even has two lines Hey bro, I heard you like quotes, so I put a quote inside a quote so you can read a quote while you're reading a quote.

<pre>test </pre>

---

*this is italic *


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheNecromancer10

test


test

  • 1 indent

  • 2 indents

test | test |---|---| more tests | lol


Edit: I can't make a bullet indented under a bullet, and I don't think I can make a table like I can on reddit.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheNecromancer10
test test
test lol
test test
test lol

Wait, nevermind what I said about not being able to make tables earlier.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

They should probably disallow some of these formattings like the bigger fonts.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/da.big.fella

The right of the people to make big fonts shall not be infringed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/djeidot

add two spaces
after each line
to force a line break with no space


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/weerwater

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