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Questions tagged [markdown]

Markdown is a lightweight, plain-text, markup language. It is used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting (Questions, answers, wikis, chat).

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Is inserting images broken?

I was trying to edit a fresh user's post to include the image in the post. So I clicked on edit, then at the appropriate position CTRL-G, switched to "paste" and inserted https://i.imgur.com/lT8q3Ks....
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How can I go down one line without answering a full empty line in questions/answers? [duplicate]

When writing anything other than code on Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange, and wanting a new paragraph, or just a line break, pressing Enter just once doesn't do the trick. Look at this ...
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Cannot format code

I am trying to format the code from the link using the Stack Exchange app but when I cut and paste the code wall the spaces get removed and the hash marks disappear in the output. How can I fix it? ...
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Formatting problems in the preview with double quotes in URLs

One site I link to (Google) uses URLs with unencoded double quotes (") in them; I usually truncate the URL until it ends in a double quote so it's not as long. This creates problems either way in the ...
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Unable to post question [duplicate]

I composed a question on Stack Overflow which had lots of text. I tried to format it, mostly using <pre> tags but was unable to post it. The website gave the warning that my post contains ...
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Unable to rollback to previous revision

I edited my answer because the information was no longer accurate. However, after editing I found that the formatting was broken, so I rolled it back to the previous version. Unfortunately after the ...
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An empty code block gets added after an embedded list containing code

If I have a code block which is created using three backticks (```) inside a nested list, a second empty code block sometimes gets added after the list. For example, this markdown code: 1. Testing a ...
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HTML <li> items not rendered correctly in Firefox, Edge, and IE11

This Sandbox post looks quite normal when viewed on e.g. Safari or Chrome: but when viewed in Firefox (on macOS Mojave) as well as Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, the bullets generated by &...
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White boxes in markdown view

On sites where the background is not white, you can see white spaces when looking at anything in side-by-side markdown mode, including suggested tag wiki edits, where it is very noticeable and awkward-...
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How do I post Markdown code in a Stack Overflow question? [duplicate]

I have a question about some Markdown code not displaying as expected that I would like to ask on Stack Overflow. If I add the code (which includes triple-back-ticks), it is obviously rendered as an ...
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Formatting of link works in post editor, but not in post itself

I recently answered a question on Stack Overflow where I included a link to a Wolfram Alpha computation. In the editor, I write the link as: [wolfram alpha](https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=sum+...
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Workaround for horizontal scroll bar obscuring single line code markdowns [duplicate]

Occasionally this happens on chrome from a mac: Single line code markdowns can thereafter be difficult to read. Clicking elsewhere on the page doesn't seem to 'undo' this. My workaround is to double ...
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Bold or italics in Markdown inline code [duplicate]

I would like to add bold (or italic) text to inline code (not a block of code). So in one **two** three, I would like "two" to be bold rather than surrounded by asterisks. Note: This is a similar ...
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Add some bottom padding to code snippets

Currently it's impossible to see the bottom line of code snippets because the horizontal scroll bar is positioned over the top of them (post in question): Please could you add some bottom padding so ...
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Body content formatting on mobile [duplicate]

I recently joined SO and related sites, and whilst raising a question I noticed that there was no obvious way for me to apply Markdown styling to body content via mobile. For instance, if I were to ...
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Bug with rendering <code>`TEST`</code>?

There seems to be a bug with rendering the following snippet. <code>`TEST`</code> It is shown as TEST and should be visible with quotes. Suprisingly the following works fine <code&...
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Code sample could not be shown on the page

The code samples could not be showed in the page and the markdown editor is also not working well in my browser. I'm using Chromium (Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu, running on ...
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Single line code is hidden by the horizontal scrollBar [duplicate]

The horizontal ScrollBar on a one line code on any post is hiding the code for me. I'm using Google Chrome 71.0.3578.98 on macOS v10.14 (Mojave), but I think this bug is a general issue. And here are ...
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Weird things happening with the new fenced codeblocks

If I type this code using the new fence-style code blocks, it displays fine: #include <stdio.h> int main(int argc, char** argv) { int i = 6; while(i --> 0) printf(i); return 0; }...
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Why don't comments support the full markdown?

If you read the formatting help for comments it reads: Comments use mini-Markdown formatting Why isn't the full or no mini-markdown (the one that can be used on answers/questions) used?
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Does Stack Exchange Markdown support MermaidJS?

MermaidJS was my favourite cool thing in 2018! But I can't find a way to draw MermaidJS graph or sequenceDiagram on Stack Overflow. I've seen many Markdown tools such as StackEdit, Typora, Markdown ...
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Question editor bug when use code in blockquote

It seems we can use code sample in blockquote, so I tried this: > ```pub trait A {} pub trait B: A {}``` Or > ```pub trait A {} > pub trait B: A {}``` Or > ``` pub trait A {} > ...
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Why Stack Overflow is not displaying markdown options in answer section?

I am not able to see the Stack Overflow markdown options in the answer section, which contains options like B I , attachment options but same is visible in Stack Exchange. Is there any reason for ...
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Are there any plans to improve the Answer editor?

The rumors say that you've made a lot of changes to the backend so that you can now easier implement features that has been requested for a long time... I don't know whether this feature is one of ...
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Bug in quote found on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I posted this question on Stack Overflow, and noticed the following behavior. The following quote does somehow cut the rest of the sentence: 'DoSomeList' cannot be used as type parameter '...
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Can I use the Stack Exchange markdown techniques in my own site?

When I develop a website, the client almost always requires me to give them edit privileges without referring back to me, i.e. they want to edit the site's content themselves. So, in such scenarios, I ...
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Tag popup for `[tag:]` markdown no longer working in posts

When hovering over a tag 'under' a question, a popup with extended information is shown. While the usefulness is under discussion, and people like me write userscripts to fill the gaps, I noticed it's ...
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How to explain abbreviations without the disallowed <abbr> HTML tag?

How can tooltips be currently added to abbreviations as long as the <abbr> HTML tag is unsupported? Is there a Markdown equivalent or other workaround?
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How do I write a comment which contains commands that contain the character ` (backtick)? [duplicate]

I would like to use in a comment the following command: How can I do that so that character " ` " before and after the word "Private" is visible?
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When should I use <kbd> vs [tag:tagname]?

I've seen that the <kbd> element is used in a lot of questions and is used to reference a tag. But I've also seen questions that use [tag:tagname] for the same purpose. They look a little bit ...
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How do I indent text?

I presently must copy and paste Em Space,  , from a website or my profile to indent text. Any easier solution without relying on other websites? This question has probably been asked before, but I ...
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Extra square bracket ([) when uploading image

I was making a post on the gamedev meta and after I posted it I noticed that between the Header and the image I first uploaded there was a trailing [ and I went to edit the post and remove it, only... ...
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URL with multiple ending parentheses produces broken links in markdown preview

I tried to create a link to https://docs.racket-lang.org/reference/Filesystem.html?q=rktl#(idx._(gentag._305._(lib._scribblings%2Freference%2Freference..scrbl))) using Markdown in this way: [example]...
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Get a post's text, from the Stack Exchange API, in decoded and pastable form?

I know how to retrieve body_markdown with the Stack Exchange API. But if I copy the retrieved body into a Markdown editor then I don't get back the "real" body of the answer. I've tried using ...
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Invalid markdown result for italics beginning with apostrophe at end of word

When Markdown code includes italicized text beginning with an apostrophe at the end (or in the middle) of a word, the result incorrectly displays the *s. Ex: code Second*'s* Result Second*'s* ...
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Have the words in this suggested edit really been changed?

In this suggested edit the "rendered output" tab shows two words changed: "Can" and "mysterious", but in the "markdown" tab shows the addition of only a <br> tag. Click to enlarge So ...
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The order of the attributes in the <img/> element matters when it shouldn't

Ever since the Imgur resizing stopped working, I've been struggling with changing the display size of an image embedded in an answer. I finally figured out it was because I was specifying the width or ...
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Text formatting after a dot renders correctly at first but shows incorrectly once chat message has been posted

When putting text formatting after a dot in chat, it appears to render correctly at first: But when the chat message is posted, it renders incorrectly, with the formatting characters showing up: ...
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How to create stack overflow comment with external website link [duplicate]

I have come across comments such as below. Which contains link to external website but http url does not show up in the comment instead user provided word come up, upon clicking that word will lead ...
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Why can't I format text in custom suggested edit rejection reasons, but canned reasons can be formatted?

I noticed that it's not possible to format text (i.e. apply bold and italics) in custom edit rejection reasons. But there are some canned rejection reasons that contain formatted text. For example, I ...
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Schematic editor does not produce clickable image

Whilst editing this question, I noticed that the schematic markdown (produced by the schematic editor on SE.Electronics (and maybe elsewhere that it is employed)) displays an image that is not ...
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Weird behaviour when using two (2) $ signs? [duplicate]

Over at Worldbuilding I posted this answer and included: * Build a $1 Billion home ([Mukesh Ambani](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antilia_(building))) * Build a $1.2 Billion Yacht ([Roman Abramovich](...
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Cannot suggest basic formatting edits based on whitespace: “Edits must be at least 6 characters” [duplicate]

I often find myself wanting to improve new member's OPs readability by only doing basic formatting: adding whitespace to break down one chunk of text into several lines/sections adding - to format ...
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How do I make a(n ascii) table to support my Excel question on superuser? [duplicate]

I'd like to ask a question regarding Excel on the Stack Exchange Superuser site, and I have a sample set of data to help illustrate my request for help with a formula. It doesn't seem that HTML tables ...
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How can I see the source code on a suggested edit review page? [duplicate]

How can I see the source code on a suggested edit review page? I want a similar thing as in this link for this suggested edit.
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Visibility of links with uppercase letters in protocol section is inconsistent

Any link is visible in post preview despite of case in protocol section. But only links where protocol in lowercase are visible in result. Here is the link with uppercase letter in protocol section: ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites have syntax highlighting enabled?

The code syntax highlighting feature is only enabled on certain sites. In order for code to be highlighted and for any of the hints listed in the above question to work, the Markdown extension has to ...
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Markdown for ticks and crosses

I really like the tick marks in some answers to this question. This would particularly useful on Software Recommendations, where users ask us to recommend software with a list of features. In reply, ...
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How to use TEX $$\begin{array}{l} … \end{array}$$ inside a quote?

I want to use a TEX-formatted content inside a quote. But the following code does not work: > $$\begin{array}{l} > a = b,\\ > c = d > \end{array}$$ How to solve this?
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Is there a copy text link functionality available?

TL;DR In summary: I am looking for a (usability) method to add in the markdown, to provide a link to the user, which either: Selects the relevant text, or Selects the relevant text and copies it to ...