Loomio
Fri 2 Nov 2012

Markdown: text formatting made easy

RDB
Richard D. Bartlett Public Seen by 3094

Loomio uses "Markdown" to embed images and add text formatting to your discussions. You can switch Markdown on with the small grey icon beneath the comment box:

Here's a quick introduction to writing Markdown.

Headings

There are four different heading sizes, they get smaller as you go. Writing this...

# One hash heading
## Two hash heading
### Three hash heading
#### Four hash heading

Looks like this...
># One hash heading
>## Two hash heading
>### Three hash heading
>#### Four hash heading


Emphasis

You can use asterisks or underscores for emphasis. Writing this...

*italics with asterisks*  
_underline with underscores_
**bold with asterisks** or __bold with underscores__

Looks like this...

italics with asterisks
underline with underscores
bold with asterisks or bold with underscores


Lists:

i) Numbered Lists

Writing this...

My points are as follows:

1. First point.
2. Second point.
3. Third point.

Looks like this...

My points are as follows:

  1. First point.
  2. Second point.
  3. Third point.

ii) Bullet point list

Writing this...

My points are as follows:

* First point.
* Second point.
* Third point.

Looks like this...

My points are as follows:

  • First point.
  • Second point.
  • Third point.

>Note: You must add a new line before your first point (i.e. hit 'enter' twice before starting list).
>
>
>#### Correct
>
>
>Introduction Paragraph
>
>1. First Point
>2. Second Point
>3. Third point
>

>
>#### Incorrect
>
>
>Introduction Paragraph
>1. First Point
>2. Second Point
>3. Third point
>

>

Quotes

Just add a > before each paragraphso this...

> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed ante justo, laoreet et elit eget, adipiscing posuere sapien. Aliquam ut elementum elit, vel vehicula elit. Sed nunc ligula, viverra at hendrerit quis, faucibus eget lacus. 

Looks like this...

> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed ante justo, laoreet et elit eget, adipiscing posuere sapien. Aliquam ut elementum elit, vel vehicula elit. Sed nunc ligula, viverra at hendrerit quis, faucibus eget lacus.


Links


To download a PDF version of the recipe, [click here](https://example.com/scrambled-eggs.pdf).


Images

To embed an image in a comment, first it needs to be hosted somewhere (imgur.com is a good option), then you can include it like so:

![](http://path.to/image.jpg)

Horizontal Rules

These are the dividers that go across the screen. To add them use three dashes, asterisks or underscores in a row.

***
or
---
or
___

Code Inclusion

code can be included by using the 'tick' character ` (found on the same key as the tilde, ~).

`example Function() ` 

looks like:
example Function()


usesMarkdown = false
User.find(2).
update_attributes( uses_markdown: usesMarkdown )

looks like:

usesMarkdown = false
  User.find(2).
       update_attributes( uses_markdown: usesMarkdown )
RDB

Richard D. Bartlett Fri 2 Nov 2012

Shout out to @Paul Smith for originating this thread over in another group :)

JG

John Graham Sat 14 Dec 2013

I've started using this - it's helpful!

NM

Néstor Menta Thu 25 Sep 2014

Hi!

I'm starting with Loomio and I have problems to text formatting, embed images and so on.

I mark as Enabled the Markdown but when I save changes nothing changes, what could it be?

Thanks!

AR

Arturo Ruano Thu 25 Sep 2014

I also have the same problem, I hope there is someone who can help us.

Gracias Nestor por el apunte, muy bueno !!!!

FL

Fred Look Mon 29 Sep 2014

is there a way to make small text?

MS

Michaela Spangenburg Tue 30 Sep 2014

@fredlook - do you mean like subtext or supertext (small and slightly above or below the midline of the text), small caps (basically what it sounds like) or just smaller text overall?

MI

mix irving Tue 30 Sep 2014

@fredlook I don't think there's a way to do small text

Looks like you've uncovered a bug we hadn't encountered yet with a recent update. Unfortunately the enable markdown setting is really hard to use at the moment.
I will file a bug report

In the meantime, if you click the A to the bottom right of the comment box, you will open a menu. The menu is hard to use at the moment, but see if you can click on the top option "Enable"

Once you post a message this setting Markdown Enabled will be saved as your preference and you won't have to do this again.

if you type:

**test**

you should now get :
test

NM

Néstor Menta Tue 30 Sep 2014

test

NM

Néstor Menta Tue 30 Sep 2014

Well, seems it works now, I'll be trying it from now. Thanks!

AR

Arturo Ruano Tue 30 Sep 2014

test

AR

Arturo Ruano Tue 30 Sep 2014

Wuauuuuuuuu thank you very much

FL

Fred Look Wed 1 Oct 2014

thank you for responses
The specific problem has come about because the block quote markdown has decided to go large and bold and so gobbles up the collumn inches

MI

mix irving Wed 1 Oct 2014

ah that helps @fredlook
I've written some code to fix it hopefully. It might take a week to review and deploy (we're flat out developing)

FL

Fred Look Wed 1 Oct 2014

fantastic thanks

JW

Jochen Walter Wed 1 Oct 2014

bold

JW

Jochen Walter Wed 1 Oct 2014

italic

JW

Jochen Walter Wed 1 Oct 2014

Ok, I was kidding. The functions are right and I mentioned the wrong function! ;o)

R

Ryan Wed 1 Oct 2014

This should be default!

SM

Suso Mateos Sun 12 Oct 2014

hola

JJE

Juan José Escudero Wed 15 Oct 2014

Una pregunta... ¿Es posible que aparezca embebido Loomio en Wordpress?
Gracias

AI

Alanna Irving Wed 15 Oct 2014

@juanjoseescudero ahora no, pero espero si en el futuro!

P

Paco_Me Mon 10 Nov 2014

** test**

A

AASMM-coordo Mon 10 Nov 2014

Why is it our group keep having difficulty linking a pdf doc ? We get a pane saying Acces error . Tried from different devices and docs.
Help! This is a major bug for our work!!
Thanks
jo

AI

Alanna Irving Tue 11 Nov 2014

@aasmmcoordonatrice - Do you mean when you try to create a link using markdown syntax? Are you able to link to other stuff, such as a webpage? Copy the syntax you're using to try to link to your PDF here.

A

AASMM-coordo Tue 11 Nov 2014

Simply uploading an attachment. It appears as if loaded, but does not open = Access error
pdf or word, does the same.
:(

MI

mix irving Thu 13 Nov 2014

@aasmmcoordonatrice this conversation is about markdown. If you'd like to ask for help please start a conversation in the Help group
or email contact@loomio.org

CB

Christian Bugge Thu 20 Nov 2014

It works for me in comments, but when I create a new discussion, it doesn't: https://www.loomio.org/d/cmW3nxiX/it-i-permatopia-nu-og-fremover

RDB

Richard D. Bartlett Thu 20 Nov 2014

Thanks @christianbugge, looking into it now :)

DGM

Débora Gisele Minigildo Thu 4 Feb 2016

test

EEO

Ehab Elia - Ouishare Sat 9 Mar 2019

Hello guys, can I add a clickable photo? Like a screen shot of a video as embeded photo in the end of the post where people can click it. Even better, can I embed a video to the core message?
Thanks

RG

Rob Guthrie Sat 9 Mar 2019

Hi, this page might help:
https://www.loomio.org/markdown

In the last 2 examples we show links and images, try combining them - replace the words "Loomio Homepage" with the next whole line, and you should have a link around an image. Here's an example:

[![](https://i.imgur.com/Fvtworb.png)](https://www.google.com)

I'm sooo sorry that this is currently hard, we're working on a rewrite of Loomio's UI and I'm right now, this very day, working on a new super duper editor that will make all of this easy and intuitive. Hope we can release all this work in a couple of months.

EEO

Ehab Elia - Ouishare Sat 9 Mar 2019

and by the way, the unerlines is not functioning.

RG

Rob Guthrie Sat 9 Mar 2019

We'll bring them back in the new editor. Apologies again.