Markdown Syntax Guide

JotterPad 11 supports CommonMark. The markdown syntax is as follow:


  • # Heading1
  • ## Heading2
  • ### Heading3

Emphasis and Importance

  • *example*
  • **example**

 Bullet List

Type *, + or – then space to create bullet list. Example:

* Bullet item list 
* Bullet item list 
* Bullet item list
●Bullet item list
●Bullet item list
●Bullet item list

To make a nested list, indent with two spaces from its parent list.

* Bullet item list 
  * Nested item 
* Bullet item list
●Bullet item list
  ●Nested item
●Bullet item list

Ordered List

Type a number then a period or ), followed by a space to create an ordered list. Example:

1. Ordered item list 
2. Ordered item list 
3. Ordered item list
  1. Ordered Item list
  2. Ordered Item list
  3. Ordered Item list

Block Quotes

Put a > and then a space

> A quoted paragraph
>> A quoted paragraph inside a quotation


Create a link by surrounding the link text in square brackets, followed immediately by the URL in parentheses. Example:

[Link Text](


Add an image via the following syntax. Example:

![alt text for image](

Separating Paragraphs

End a line with two or more spaces, then type return.

Horizontal Rule

Add a thematic break by adding 3 or more *, _ or – . Example:






Page Break

There is no Markdown syntax for Page break. However, you can use the HTML equivalent. This syntax will only take effect during the printing of document.

<div style="page-break-after:always"></div>

CommonMark Modification

CommonMark Example 133 was violated due to requests from the users. By inputting a break, JotterPad’s CommonMark parser outputs a line break.

Example input:


JotterPad output:


CommonMark output:

aaa bbb

See Markdown (.md) and Fountain

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