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How to use Markdown on VarHowto?

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    Markdown is a tool to write rich text without writing verbose HTML code.

    It is enabled in comments, forum posts and replies.

    Here is a quick reference table:

    MarkdownProcessed
    Emphasis
    *Emphasize* _emphasize_
    **Strong** __Strong__
    Emphasize
    Strong
    Inline Links
    A [link](http://example.com "Title").

    Most browsers show the title text when hovering over a link.

    A link.
    Referenced Links
    Some text with [a link][1] and
    another [link][2].
    
    [1]: http://example.com/ "Title"
    [2]: http://example.org/ "Title"

    The reference section can be anywhere in the text

    Some text with a link and another link.
    Inline Images
    Logo: ![Alt](wp.png "Title")

    The “Alt” text (alternative text) makes images accessible to visually impaired

    Logo: Alt
    Referenced Images
    Smaller logo: ![Alt][1]
    
    [1]: /wp-smaller.png "Title"
    Smaller logo: Alt text
    Linked Images
    Linked logo:
    [![alt text](wp-smaller.png)]
    (http://wordpress.com/ "Title")
    Linked logo: alt text
    Bullet Lists
    * Item
    * Item
    - Item
    - Item
    • Item
    • Item
    • Item
    • Item
    Numbered Lists
    1. Item
    2. Item
    1. Item
    2. Item
    Mixed Lists
    1. Item
    2. Item
       * Mixed
       * Mixed  
    3. Item
    1. Item
    2. Item
      • Mixed
      • Mixed
    3. Item
    Blockquotes
    > Quoted text.
    > > Quoted quote.
    
    > * Quoted 
    > * List

    Quoted text.

    Quoted quote.

    • Quoted
    • List
    Preformatted
      Begin each line with 
      two spaces or more to 
      make text look
      e x a c t l y 
      like  you  type i
      t.
    Begin each line with 
    two spaces or more to 
    make text look
    e x a c t l y 
    like  you  type i
    t.
    Code
    `This is code`
    This is code
    Code block
    ~~~~
    This is a 
    piece of code 
    in a block
    ~~~~
    
    `
    This too
    `
    1
    2
    3
    4
    <br>
    This is a<br>
    piece of code<br>
    in a block<br>
    1
    2
    <br>
    This too<br>
    Definition Lists
    Markdown
    :  Text-to-HTML conversion tool
    Markdown
    Text-to-HTML conversion tool
    Abbreviations
    Markdown converts text to HTML.
    
    *[HTML]: HyperText Markup Language

    Definitions can be anywhere in the document

    Markdown converts text to HTML.

    Reference:

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