Markdown text formatting guide for paper-based surveys

7 February, 2019

PaperSurvey.io supports a subset of markdown syntax for adjusting text formatting. These may be beneficial for emphasizing certain words in the survey.

Text formatting

Bold

To make the text bolder you may wrap the text in two asterisks or underscores:

Bold text with **asterisks** or __underscores__.

which will be formatted as:

Bold text with asterisks or underscores.

Italics

To make the text written in italics you may wrap the text in one asterisk or underscore:

italicize text with *asterisks* or _underscores_

which will be formatted as:

italicize text with asterisks or underscores

Strikethrough

To make the text bolder you may wrap the text in two tildes.

Strikethrough text with ~~tildes.~~.

which will be formatted as:

Strikethrough text with tildes.

Line breaks

If you wish to make a large line break you may insert [linebreak] tag in your text.

For example:

My first paragraph
[linebreak]
Another paragraph

which will be formatted as:

My paragraph

 

Another paragraph

Small Line break

If you wish to make a small line break you may insert [br] tag in your text. This is particulary useful in question options.

For example:

My first paragraph [br] Another paragraph

which will be formatted as:

My paragraph

Another paragraph

Horizontal line

If you would like to add a horizonal line, insert [hr] in your text

For example:

My first paragraph
[hr]
Another paragraph

which will be formatted as:

My paragraph


Another paragraph

Page last updated: 13 March, 2019

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