Chapter Title...or bullet lists or numbered lists, which are done in plaintext exactly how you'd expect them to be done, with an asterisk or number at the beginning of each line. There are other features in Markdown, but you don't absolutely need them, especially during the writing phase. You may need to put together tables, though, which is easier to do with Pandoc's extensions to Markdown and mostly just involves spacing data manually and underlining each column header, so again it's pretty easy to get used to. However, after some experience with formatting quirks, I think it's best to do each table as a separate text file and wait until later to combine all the elements.
- Markdown's main site, in case you want to use it
without using Pandoc.
you want to try it out without installing Perl. I'm
directing you to GitHub instead of the official site,
because it looks like attacklab.net has been hacked by
- Pandoc, for translating text files into other
- Edit to add a link to try Pandoc online; the default mode translates Pandoc's extended Markdown into HTML, which is what Showdown does, so this page is a good substitute.