Our Markdown tool allows you to build out and customize content beyond what our Card Editor allows. Markdown is a lightweight text-editing language that allows you to add unique formatting elements to plaintext documents. Using this tool allows you to edit content outside of our Card Editor's capability.
Using Markdown in Guru
A Guru Card allows you to insert a Markdown block into a Card. In this Markdown block, you can use Markdown shortcuts to create and customize text or formatting within a Card:
When editing a Markdown block in Guru, you can click "preview" in the upper-right hand corner of the Markdown block to see how it will appear in "view" mode.
What can you do with Markdown?
Create block quotes
Create lists (ordered lists, unordered lists, numbered lists)
Insert and link images and videos
Create collapsible sections
Format text with a strikethrough (~~your text here~~) or superscript (<sup>your text here</sup>)
Wrap text around a floating image
Export Cards in Markdown format using the content column of the CSV export (displays all the card content in HTML)
and much more!
Examples of Markdown Usage
"Mail To" Links
When inserting a "mailto:" link into Guru using the link icon, it will automatically add "http:/". You can insert the link in Markdown to prevent the "http:/" prefix.
To email the person who wrote this Guru card, <A HREF="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">click here</A>
When you are trying to center text in a Card, you can use the following HTML in a Markdown block
<div style="text-align: center">[Insert Text Here]
This Public Card gives some great examples of using Markdown to customize colored banners within a Card.
You can use markdown to insert an image found elsewhere on the Web.
<img src="https://image hyperlink here.jpg">
You can use markdown to hyperlink an image file by uploading an image to your Guru Card, copying the file link of that image, then using the following markdown code template.
[![Image](Insert File Link here)](Insert hyperlink here)
🎓 Want to learn more about Markdown? Here is a helpful resource where you can try out Markdown code and see how the final text looks!
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