Markdown is a very popular formatting system for formatting text documents. Sites like stackoverflow.com and many others uses it.
It is designed to be unintrusive in the text document so you can focus on writing the content, not formatting details.
Instructions on how to use markdown are plentiful on the web, the official docs are quite readable.
The advantages of using markdown here are many.
- Easily version controlled, unlike any binary format.
- None of the complexity or verbosity of writing actual html
- Transforms by common tools to html output as well as pdf and other formats.
- Plain text format, no special editor required.
The standard editor for writing markdown code is any plain text editor.
There are gui editors that emulates a wysiwyg editor. One popular multi-platform editor is Remarkable
refrain from using Notepad on a Windows system. Notepad has a very poor understanding on what constitutes a newline.
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