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Markdown: Basics

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Getting the Gist of Markdown's Formatting Syntax

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This page offers a brief overview of what it's like to use Markdown.

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7 every feature, but Markdown should be very easy to pick up simply by
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It's also helpful to simply try Markdown out; the Dingus is a

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Note: This document is itself written using Markdown; you

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Paragraphs, Headers, Blockquotes

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A paragraph is simply one or more consecutive lines of text, separated

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Blockquotes are indicated using email-style '>' angle brackets.

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Markdown:

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A First Level Header
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A Second Level Header
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Now is the time for all good men to come to
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the aid of their country. This is just a
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The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy
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dog's back.
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> This is the second paragraph in the blockquote.
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> ## This is an H2 in a blockquote
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