Markdown is a syntax for formatting documents.

For full details see Daring

This page does not detail everything you can do with Markdown. For more advanced formatting syntax see Docs:AdvancedFormatting.


Paragraphs are separated by one or more blank lines. Make sure there are no spaces at the beginning of the line.

Bulleted list

Start each line with a space followed by an asterix. For example,

 * List item 1
 * List item 2
 * List item 3

Numbered list

Start each line with a space, followed by a number and then a period. For example,

 1. List item 1
 1. List item 2
 1. List item 3

Note that it is fine to leave each of the numbers as 1. When you view the page they will be correctly numbered.


To put a word or phrase in bold put two asterixes or underscores before and after the word/phrase. For example,

**bold** or __bold__


A word or phrase can be displayed in italic by putting an astrix or underscore before and after the word or phrase. For example,

*italic* or _italic_


If you want some text to appear as though it has been ~~crossed out~~ surround it with two pairs of tilde characters. For example,



To make a heading put a # at the beginning of the line. If you put ## then that will be a second level heading. You can use upto six #.

Links to other pages

To create a link to a page which is a WikiWord just type in the name of the page.

To create a link to a page like Quotations that is not a WikiWord, enclose the name in double square brackets, like /[[Quotations]].

For a nice rendering of WikiWord links, you can also use a combination of brackets and spaces like /[[My Page Of Stuff]] to access the page named MyPageOfStuff.

You can provide different text to display for the link, for example /[[PriorityOne|High priority todo items]] would show the page link as High priority todo items.

If you want to include a WikiWord but not have it turned into a link then put a / just before it (e.g. //WikiWord)

To put a link to a website (which will be opened by Safari) put the text you want to appear on the page between [ ] and then the website URL between ( ). For example,


If you don’t mind what appears on the page being the same as the URL you can put the URL between < >. For example,


Horizontal rules

If you would like a horizontal line on the page put,


at the start of a line - followed by nothing else.


You can include most HTML tags in your page for more complex formatting.