Markdown syntax in Planyway card descriptions

Markdown is a lightweight and easy-to-use syntax for formatting text. Adding boldface, italics, headers, and lists are just a few of the things you can do with Markdown in Trello. Markdown syntax looks like regular text, but with punctuation characters added for formatting.

Planyway lets you use Markdown in a card’s description the same as in Trello so that working with content is easier:


To create a heading in a Trello card description, add number signs ( # ) in front of a word or phrase. The more # signs you use, the lower the heading’s level.

Italic text

To italicize text, add one asterisk or underscore before and after a word or phrase, like *this* or _this_.

Bold text

To make text bold, add two asterisks or underscores before and after a word or phrase, like **this** or __this__.


To cross out text, add two tildes before and after it, like ~~this~~.

Inline code

To format a word or phrase as code, enclose it in backticks ( ` ).

Indented or quoted text

To indent text or format it as a quote, add a greater-than sign ( > ) in front of a paragraph.

To create a link, enclose the link text in brackets and the URL in parentheses, like

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Horizontal line

To create a horizontal line across the entire description, place three or more asterisks ( *** ), hyphens ( --- ) or underscores ( ___ ) on a line by themselves.

Code blocks

To create a code block in Trello or in Planyway, indent every line of the block by at least four spaces or one tab. Alternatively, you can wrap the code in three backticks ( ``` ) at each end of the code block.

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Ordered lists

To create an ordered list, add line items with numbers followed by periods. The numbers don’t actually have to be in numerical order, but the list should start with the number one.

Unordered lists

To create an unordered list, add hyphens ( - ), asterisks ( * ) or plus signs ( + ) in front of line items. Indent one or more items to create a nested list.

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Escaping Markdown

To “escape” the formatting and use Markdown characters literally, add a backslash before the symbols. For example, *asterisks* will appear as the word “asterisks” with asterisks on both sides and without bold formatting.

Images and video

Don’t worry if Trello doesn’t let you embed a video, because Planyway does. All you need to do to have an image or video embedded is just place the alt text for the media in brackets and the media URL in parentheses in a Planyway card description. Then, add an exclamation mark before the opening bracket, like this:
![some alt text](

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Which would become:

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Another Planyway advantage is that it allows you to create tables. To add a Markdown table in Trello, type the table headers on the first line, separated by pipe characters ( | ). Use a row of hyphens with the same number of pipe characters to end the headings. Then, type the body of the table, again separating the data in each column with pipe characters:

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Which would become:

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