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Format Explanation Text in a Web Forms

Markdown is a design language with plain-text formatting rules. It is often used to format online blocks of readable text. If you have never written markup before you should first read this guide on writing markdown

Web form editor

Writing Markdown in Anvil's System

You can insert blocks of markdown as Web Form fields to display text to clients within a Web Form.

Some of the markdown features that Anvil's system supports include:


Bolding Text

You can bold words by wrapping text in a double "**".

So ** I am a bold sentence ** renders as I am a bold sentence


Italicizing Text

You can italicize words by wrapping text in a single "*".

So * I am an italic sentence * renders as I am an italic sentence


Creating bulleted lists

You can create bullet points by placing a leading "-" before text.

  • I am plain & non-formatted
  • I am italic


You can make titles by placing up to three "#" characters combined with a space character " " before a grouping of text. The text must start with at least one # and the # character must be the first text character on the line.

A single # is the largest title, ## is medium, and ### is small.

I'm the biggest title !


I'm the medium title !

I'm the smallest title !


Markdown is a universal language and is frequently used in the world of computing. You can learn more about it here

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