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:

Headings

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.

Planyway Markdown Syntax Headings
Planyway Markdown Syntax Headings Result

Italic text

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

Planyway Markdown Syntax Italic Text
Planyway Markdown Syntax Italic Text Result

Bold text

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

Planyway Markdown Syntax Bold Text
Planyway Markdown Syntax Bold Text Result

Strikethrough

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

Planyway Markdown Syntax Strikethrough Text
Planyway Markdown Syntax Strikethrough Text Result

Inline code

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

Planyway Markdown Syntax Inline Code
Planyway Markdown Syntax Inline Code Result

Indented or quoted text

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

Planyway Markdown Syntax Quoted Text
Planyway Markdown Syntax Quoted Text Result

To create a link, enclose the link text in brackets and the URL in parentheses, like
[this](https://planyway.com/).

Planyway Markdown syntax Links
Planyway Markdown Syntax Quoted Links Result

Horizontal line

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

Planyway Markdown Syntax Horizontal Line
Planyway Markdown Syntax Horizontal Line Result

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.

Planyway Markdown Syntax Code Blocks
Planyway Markdown Syntax Code Blocks Result

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.

Planyway Markdown Syntax Ordered Lits
Planyway Markdown Syntax Ordered Lists Result

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.

Planyway Markdown Syntax Unordered Lits
Planyway Markdown Syntax Unordered Lists Result

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.

Planyway Markdown Syntax Escaping Markdown
Planyway Markdown Syntax Escaping Markdown Result

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](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnxPjfGsHGE)

Planyway Markdown Syntax Images and Video

Which would become:

Planyway Markdown Syntax Images and Video Result

Tables

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:

Planyway Markdown Syntax Tables

Which would become:

Planyway Markdown Syntax Tables Result

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