Award Force makes use of markdown for text content formatting across the system. It's a very simple and quick to learn method of formatting, inspired by plain text email.
In the words of its creator (John Gruber), "The idea is that a Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it’s been marked up with tags or formatting instructions.".
*Emphasis / italic text*
Paragraph breaks simply need two spaces at the end of a sentence/paragraph followed by two carriage returns. A horizontal line can be done with 3 hyphens followed by two spaces like this:
- Bulleted (unordered) lists
- Use a hyphen for each bullet
- Like this
1. Numbered lists
2. Preface each line of text with a number and point
3. Like this
# A first level (large) heading
## A second level (medium) heading
### A Third level (small) heading
Create a link by putting the link text in brackets and the URL in parentheses,
Videos can be embedded using a variation of markdown image embedding syntax:
- The number in square brackets defines the width to display the video at.
- The video is embedded at 16:9 (wide-screen) aspect ratio. If the source video is a different aspect ratio, it will be letter-boxed / pillar-boxed in the player.
- Embedding is supported for Vimeo and YouTube URLs.
Inline image syntax looks like this:
![Alt text](https://www.google.com/bear.jpg) ![Alt text](https://www.google.com/bear.jpg "Optional title")
- An exclamation mark:
- followed by a set of square brackets, containing the
altattribute text for the image;
- followed by a set of parentheses, containing the URL or path to the image, and an optional
titleattribute enclosed in double or single quotes.