How To Format Messages in This Discussion Forum


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Formatting messages in this forum (discourse) is different from other systems, and many members are not aware of it.

For quick reference

Suggested further reading:

  1. Markdown Code Reference

  2. Markdown 10 minutes interactive tutorial

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Some more formatting tips…

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For proper formatting of code:

3 backticks ``` above the code,

AND

3 backticks ``` below the code

are required as shown in last item of above list.

The backtick (grave-accent) key is left of number 1 key on US keyboard, as shown in image below.

for Mac Qwerty

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for Mac Azerty

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#2

Markdown Table Syntax

Markdown does NOT allow putting multi-line text in a cell.
It also does NOT allow row or cell merging (colSpan & rowSpan of html table).
The first row is always the header followed by an extra line with dashes
"|-------|------|-------|"

HOW TO TYPE

| Itm   | DESCRIPTION        | AMOUNT   |
|----------|---------------|---------|
| 1 | Ras Pi 3  | $45.00 |
| 2  |DC Power adaptor 5V   | $10.00 |
| 3 | Flightaware Pro Stick | $21.00 |
| 4 | Flightaware Filter| $15.00 |
| 5 | Flightaware 26" Antenna| $45.00 |

HOW IT WILL APPEAR AFTER POSTING

Itm DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
1 Ras Pi 3 $45.00
2 DC Power adaptor 5V $10.00
3 Flightaware Pro Stick $21.00
4 Flightaware Filter $15.00
5 Flightaware 26" Antenna $45.00

Text Alignment

Alignment of text in Individual cells is NOT available
Alignment of text in columns is possible.

Below the first row (header) is an extra line with dashes “|----|”.
Putting colons “:” at both right & left forces column alignment to center “|:----:|”.
Putting colon “:” at left forces column alignment to left “|:----|”.
Putting colon “:” at right forces column alignment to left “|----:|”.

HOW TO TYPE

| Itm   | DESCRIPTION        | AMOUNT   |
|:----------:|:---------------|---------:|
| centered | Left-aligned  | Right-aligned |
| 1 | Ras Pi 3  | $45.00 |
| 2  |DC Power adaptor 5V   | $10.00 |
| 3 | Flightaware Pro Stick | $21.00 |
| 4 | Flightaware Filter| $15.00 |
| 5 | Flightaware 26" Antenna| $45.00 |

HOW IT WILL APPEAR AFTER POSTING

Itm DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
centered Left-aligned Right-aligned
1 Ras Pi 3 $45.00
2 DC Power adaptor 5V $10.00
3 Flightaware Pro Stick $21.00
4 Flightaware Filter $15.00
5 Flightaware 26" Antenna $45.00

#3

Using HTML

How to Type

<dl>
<dt><b>TITLE - List of Hardware</b></dt>
<dd>Ras Pi 3</dd>
<dd>DC Power adaptor 5V</dd>
<dd>microSD card, Class 10, 8Gb</dd>
<dd>Flightaware Pro Stick</dd>
<dd>Flightaware Filter</dd>
<dd>Flightaware 26" Antenna</dd>
<dd>LMR240 coax 30 ft N-male , SMA-male</dd>
</dl>

How it Will Appear After Posting

TITLE - List of Hardware
Ras Pi 3
DC Power adaptor 5V
microSD card, Class 10, 8Gb
Flightaware Pro Stick
Flightaware Filter
Flightaware 26" Antenna
LMR240 coax 30 ft N-male , SMA-male

pinned #4

#5

Thank you @eric for putting this together! :slight_smile: