# Markdown

Markdown is an easy and powerful way to format your descriptions and long text fields using simple, natural syntax.

## The basics

*italic* and **bold**


italic and bold

An inline link: [Kumu](http://launch.kumupowered.com)


http://launch.kumupowered.com


<a href="http://launch.kumupowered.com">http://launch.kumupowered.com</a>


## Lists

* Milk
* Marshmallows


Looks like:

• Milk
• Marshmallows
1. California
2. Texas
3. New York


Looks like:

1. California
2. Texas
3. New York

We also support linking to elements, connections and loops (even other maps in your account).

You can use the following syntax:

#### Selectors

[link text](= selector)


Replace link text with the text for your link, and replace selector with any valid selector.

#### Maps

[link text](#map-slug)


Replace link text with the text for your link, and replace map-slug with the slug of your map.

#### Views

[link text](#map-slug/view-slug)


Replace link text with the text for your link, replace map-slug with the slug of your map, and replace view-slug .with the slug of your view.

## Images

![alt text](image-url)


Replace alt text with an image caption that screen readers can read, and replace image-url with a link to your image.

## Videos

Look at the embed code of the video you want to embed and grab the URL within src=" "

![I Believe I Can Fly](//player.vimeo.com/video/31240369?color=ffffff)


# Heading 1


Looks like:

## Code

Simply indent lines with four spaces or wrap the code with three backticks:


<div class="footer">
&copy; 2013 Kumu Systems LLC
</div>



Looks like:

<div class="footer">
&copy; 2013 Kumu Systems LLC
</div>


## Blockquotes

> Add quote text here


Looks like:

## Tables

One | Two | Three
--- | --- | ---
Blue | White | Gray
Green | Yellow | Red


If you are using Markdown in the Description column of an import, you will have to use the HTML table tag rather than the usual Markdown syntax. Make sure to remove all line breaks from your HTML, or your table will render with a large white space above it.

<table><tr><th>One</th><th>Two</th><th>Three</th></tr><tr><td>Blue</td><td>White</td><td>Gray</td></tr><tr><td>Green</td><td>Yellow</td><td>Red</td></tr></table>


## Horizontal Rules

Three or more dashes or asterisks
---
***


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Now you know the basics of formatting with markdown! For more information, visit Daring Fireball's markdown syntax documentation.

## Inline HTML

Kumu's markdown editor also recognizes a limited amount of inline HTML. Here are the tags you can use in Kumu, anywhere that accepts markdown:

<a>
<aside>
<b>
<blockquote>
<br>
<caption>
<code>
<del>
<dd>
<dfn>
<div>
<dl>
<dt>
<em>
<h1>
<h2>
<h3>
<h4>
<h5>
<h6>
<hr>
<i>
<img>
<ins>
<kbd>
<li>
<ol>
<p>
<pre>
<q>
<samp>
<span>
<strike>
<strong>
<sub>
<sup>
<table>
<tbody>
<td>
<tfoot>
<th>
<tr>
<tt>
<ul>
<var>


And here are the HTML attributes that use can use for each tag:

<a>
href

<img>
src

<div>
itemscope
itemtype

all tags
abbr
accept
accept-charset
accesskey
action
align
alt
axis
border
cellspacing
char
charoff
charset
checked
cite
clear
cols
colspan
color
compact
coords
datetime
dir
disabled
enctype
for
frame
height
hreflang
hspace
ismap
label
lang
longdesc
maxlength
media
method
multiple
name
nohref
nowrap
prompt
rel
rev
rows
rowspan
rules
scope
selected
shape
size
span
start
summary
tabindex
target
title
type
usemap
valign
value
vspace
width
itemprop


## LaTeX

Good news for people using Kumu in science, math, or academia—anywhere you write Markdown in Kumu, you can also write LaTeX to include equations!

You can write LaTeX inline or on its own separate line. To write inline, put two dollar signs on either side of your LaTeX code, like so:

24 minutes are $$\frac{24}{60}=0.4h$$ and $$\sin(30^o)=0.5$$


Here's what you would see:

Or, for more complex expressions, you can write inside a codeblock marked as latex, like so:

latex
f(x) = \int_{-\infty}^\infty
\hat f(\xi)\,e^{2 \pi i \xi x}
\,d\xi



Here's what you would see:

Kumu uses a tool called KaTeX to render these equations. For a full list of supported equations, visit the KaTeX docs.