Edit Markdown files

Open Markdown (.md) files, or go to File > New File and select General > Markdown File to create a new file.

{Markdown file in Preview and Editor views}

When you edit the file in the editor, you can see the changes in the preview.

To hide and show the views, select Show Preview and Show Editor. To swap the places of the views, select Swap Views.

Format text

Use the buttons on the editor toolbar to format text as italic (i), bold (b), or inline code (`), and to create links to web sites ().

Move to a line and column

The line and column indicator shows information about the current cursor position. Select it to activate the locator, and enter a line and column number to move there.

To follow a link to a web site in the editor:

  1. Place the cursor on the link.
  2. Then, do one of the following:
    • Press Ctrl+Click (or Cmd+Click on macOS).
    • Press F2.
    • Go to Follow Symbol Under Cursor in the context menu.

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