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Questions tagged [markdown]

Markdown is a lightweight markup language used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting.

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How to write question on MSE offline?

I have recently downloaded MathJax-2.7.4 and successfully render test htmls in folder test. Then I save the webpage https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/ask offline to write question. But when I ...
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Why do links in question and answer work differently then links in comments?

Currently when linking to other question, one might use just the [link](http://example.com). This works great in questions, answers and comments. So far so good. ...
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How are **bold** and *italics* presented in comments?

I have tried using $<b>bold</b>$ and $<i>italics</i>$ with and without the dollar signs and neither seems to work in comments. Although that is what I have seen trying to look ...
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How do I create a link to a MSE post? Please provide detail.

Please explain the following explanation about Links from the MathJax guide (quoted below). It talks about writing links but not about creating them. How does the following change if I want to ...
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Spoiler and List problem

Is is possible to make a spoiler space with a numbererd list inside? ! Here is what I have tried: ! 1. The first. ! 2. The second. or or ! Here is what I have tried: 1. The first. 2....
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Links in spoilers aren't hidden

An answer today caught my attention: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/2185406/62967 Here's an image of what I see with Safari 10.0.3 (with Firefox 52.0 it's the same): The link in the spoiler is not ...
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Stop misuse of Markdown blockquotes for emphasis

As discussed in the comment to this answer, several users of this site use Markdown blockquotes (lines starting with >, like in an e-mail) to emphasize text. For ...
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Can We Have Links in Tags?

In a recent comment correspondence between Jack D'Aurizo, SimplyBeautifulArt, and myself, it was asked whether one can put links in a tag. A quick and naive test fails, as such: $$\text{Direct Link} \...
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How to colour long sentences without causing them to overflow and exceed the page?

The entitled question can be seen in an older version How can a Fields Medallist be 'not very good at logic'?: $\color{green}{\qquad \text{Well, the idea that mathematics is synonymous with ...
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How can I make separate sentences or paragraphs?

Hello I am new to Stackexchange and I'm trying to learn how to make separate sentences, paragraphs and to write proper math script. So, everytime I try to make a paragraph or separate 2 sentences ...
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Can bounty description use MathJax and MarkDown?

When offering a bounty, it is possible to add a custom message. Does this message has to be plain text? Or can we use similar formatting as in the posts? (I.e., MathJax for mathematics, Markdown for ...
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Multiline hidden text with align environment [duplicate]

Is there a way to use >! for hidden lines with the \begin{align*} ... \end{align*} environment? I can't seem to get it to ...
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Is using blockquote for highlighting problematic?

I want to ask whether using blockquote for the purpose of highlighting some part of a post is discouraged and whether it can cause some problems for users viewing the question? Example: Is using ...
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Why does auto-numbering take over my numbering?

I am numbering the following list from zero to three: This is numbered zero. This is numbered one. This is numbered two. This is numbered three. Why does it show up as numbered one through four in ...
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How to separate two block quotes?

Editing this question, I would like to write two consecutive block quotes without any content in between. Definition ... (Last line of definition) (I would like a blank line here) Theorem ....
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An attempt to add real-time previewing for comments

Screenshot About When writing a comment with a lot of formatting, especially one containing formulas, I often found myself pasting it into the "new answer" editor at the bottom of the page to see if ...
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Blockquote button interaction with MathJax

Here is a bug which has bitten me a few times now. Suppose I type something like ...
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Spoiler-markup broken for multilined display math? [duplicate]

A brief search didn't turn out a dupe, but recently I have found that the spoiler-markup >! doesn't work well with multilined MathJax, especially displaystyle: <...
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How to make a gray background for questions

Instead of putting an image to type up a question, how do I get the gray background? For example here: FAQ for math.stackexchange It isn't a question, but I want that background? JL guessing: ...
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Markdown for obtaining the question title from URL

From time to time, I want to cite another thread on MSE inside a comment using an inline link. E.g. See the thread Cross product: matrix transformation identity. In other words, I'll format a link ...
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Why doesn't [link description](URL) work for me in the comments?

I've posted a comment here: The $55$-th IMO, problem $1$ And it doesn't display the format [link description](link URL) properly. What is wrong?
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How to start new line on MSE?

Suppose I am writing something like- "Not only will two students need to raise a baby together, but they will need to do so while living together for two weeks#. Two weeks of Lane Evans and Dawn ...
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Align text to right

Today when I saw a question, I laughed. ...
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Can anyone guide me on how to learn stackexchange language?

My exams are nearing and I have been posting question on vector calculus which are not answered yet because I'm writing in simple English. Many people have edited my questions. Kindly guide me on how ...
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Escape brackets in titles of questions when voting to close as a duplicate [duplicate]

When you vote to close a question as a duplicate, the software automatically puts a comment looking like Possible duplicate of [Duplicate title](Duplicate link).. ...
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Using [tag:] markup in posts creates an ugly gap between lines

Using [tag:] markup in posts on (meta.)math.SE creates an ugly and unnecessary gap between the current and the following line of text. For example, see the ...
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How to go to the next line in comments?

When I write a comment, I don't know how to go to the next line because if I press Enter button It will submit the comment.
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Problem with formatting two hidden grey boxes, one after the other

In this answer, I used two hidden grey boxes, one after the other. However, I had some trouble getting them to format probably. If you write ...
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Can't put formatted tag names in tag wiki excerpt?

If you enter the text [tag:tag] in the tag wiki textbox, it produces tag. If you enter the text [tag:tag] in the tag wiki ...
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How do I copy weblinks to answers?

I normally just copy paste, but look at what happened in this post: A good example on the wikipedia page: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturm–Liouville_theory Some people embed it. Can someone ...
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how to post invisible solutions?

Please check out: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/863211/4997 In order to not totally give away the answer to the reader, the responses are invisible, unless your mouse hovers over them. In general ...
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Block quote in list

How do I put a block quote inside an item of an enumerated list without causing it to break the list or to end the item by its ending? What I mean is: Item 1 Item 2 Block quote Either the rest ...
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Markdown doesn't recognize URLs with non-ascii characters

I tried to link to the Wikipedia article on Möbius transformations, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Möbius_transformation, using the markdown ...
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Spurious indentation in preformatted code [duplicate]

In this post I pasted some R code: > r <- eigen(A) > V <- r$vectors > lam <- r$values > Lmbd <- diag(lam) This was entered as but at the ...
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MarkDown quirk, including square brackets in link text of Comment

I recognized this Question as duplicate to one with square brackets in its title (unsurprisingly, since the Q is about irreducible polynomials over $\mathbb{Z}_2$). The auto link from my vote-to-...
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Italicising part of a word?

Is there a way to italicise part of a work? I wanted to write *un*sure, but this doesn't work because the "un" is part of the word. However, un-sure works. Is there a better way? EDIT: I wanted to ...
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Mathjax/markdown issue

I tried to leave the following comment, and had a problem: For any $a,b\in [0,x)$: $a\vee b$ exists. Namely, $a\vee b=max\{a,b\}$. You might be asking about when directed sets are complete? It ...
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How to use `[tag:tag-name]` for tags of the meta site?

We have two tags with identical names on main and meta: (main:computer-science) and (meta:computer-science) For main tags one can use [tag:computer-science] , i....
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Changing font size in stack overflow?

Is there a way to make a selected text bigger/smaller? And which is the best? Edit: Why so many downvotes? At least leave a comment for this reaction...
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How to quote and link in a comment

Is there any easy way to quote in a comment? You can quote in a question or an answer easily. Just put ">" in front of the quoted statements. However, this does not work in a comment. Similarly you ...
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When should I use “>” for writing?

I saw that some people use the ">" for writing in stackexchange. For example, a post will appear as follows: I love math. When should I use ">" for writing? Can someone help me? Thanks.
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strange bug in numbering [duplicate]

In this question, we see a list of three hypotheses numbered 1, 2, and 3, but when I click on "edit", they're numbered 2, 3, and 4, and the question refers at one point to 4. When reading rather than ...
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How to include my codes in a blue box?

I want to bring a code in my question. I've seen this link, but I didn't find any solution here. How to include my codes in a blue box?
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How can I add spacing to my answer here?

I posted an answer here to a question and point number 2 of my answer seems too long. I would like to break it into separate paragraphs. However everytime I try to do this it breaks the numbering ...
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A bug in enumerating while another link/picture inserted in the middle. [duplicate]

lorem ipsum. lorem ipsum link lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum Though I used 3., 4., ...
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Numbered lists interspersed with commentary. [duplicate]

Sometimes I want to intersperse commentary into my lists. For example. Thus, it holds that blah, and that blurg, and noting that bloop, thus also that blipple. However,...
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Multiline hidden text

For some questions, you think the user might learn more if you don't let them read the entire proof right away. So you use But I never managed to get a multiline one. Just like the quote block, it ...
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How to indent text and make indents

In my answer to this question I wanted to break the lines to improve readability and indent some of the lines. The only way I could find to indent the lines was to use \quad Hitting one return doesn'...
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Including supplemental code inside a markdown comment

Is there a way to include supplemental code in a math.se post, without necessarily displaying the code as part of an answer - perhaps, as a comment in the markdown itself? For example, we often see ...
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New Line without Space Afterwards

Please forgive me if this question has been asked before, but I haven't been able to find it. On Mathematics SE, what code/command/operation starts a new line without space afterwards? Thank you very ...