Markdown Cheatsheet for absolute beginner's

Markdown Cheatsheet for absolute beginner's

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Shriram balaji
·Jul 23, 2022·

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Hello every you might find hard to write hash node article if you don't know how to write markdown .md files.

Markdown is a lightweight markup language for creating formatted text using a plain-text editor.

which is also used in Github readme file by following this article below you will get a brief introduction or kind of cheat sheet for markdown language.

  • Creating Heading

    Heading 1

    Heading 2

    Heading 3

    Heading 4


Screenshot 2022-07-23 at 1.00.20 PM.png

We use '#' to indicate that it is a header.

NOTE: the space after #

  • Text formatting

    bold bold

    italic italic

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Here for bold and italics we can make use of either '**' or '__' anything is fine.

For strike through we enclose the text with '```'

NOTE: you should leave a 1 line gap to get paragraph


make use of > symbol for quoting

quoteing .png

  • Lists

    Ordered lists

    1. line one
    2. line two
    3. line three
      1. nested line one
      2. nested line two
    4. line four


ordered list.png

Just by using '1.' you can get a ordered list, to get nested ordered list provide a tab space in the list as shown.

NOTE: Here, I used 2. three times but the list in the preview comes out to be correct order

Do not forget to give space after 1.

Unordered list

  • list
    • nested
    • nested
  • list
  • list


unordered list.png

same as ordered list just replace '1.' with '-'



inline link.png

A simple inline link to a webpage is shown above, as you can see the syntax goes like this text to be shown goes inside square brackets i.e '[]' and the link to the webpage goes inside Parentheses '()'.

hover effect can be done using the code below


Inline link 2.png

Here adding extra text bounded in " " in Parentheses itself will add this feature.

  • Inserting code snippets

proper code 
system.out.println("hello people");


code snipit 1.png

you can able to insert a code snippet using "```", to specify which language cod you are inserted, you can do that as I did in first line

Another example



code snippet 2.png

  • Inserting images




Here you just need to follow the same syntax of link and add "!" in front of square bracket.

  • Table

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There must be at least 3 to 4 - to separate each header cell.

Thank you, You reached the end of the article😍

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