Markup Help

Text Markup

Use the following markup anywhere in text.

Description What you type What you see
Bold text *bold* bold
Italic text _italic_ italic
Monospaced text |monospace| monospaced
Web link <http://mathworks.com/ MathWorks> MathWorks

Paragraph Markup

Use the following markup text for entire paragraphs. Use one completely blank line (two newlines) to separate paragraphs.

Description What you type What you see
Pre-formatted text
(requires one leading space)
 pre-formatted
pre-formatted
MATLAB code
(requires two leading spaces)
  MATLAB code
MATLAB code
Image <<http://mathworks.com/matlabcentral/images/surf.gif>>
Bulleted list * Item one
* Item two
  • Item one
  • Item two
Numbered list # Item one
# Item two
  1. Item one
  2. Item two

HTML Entities

With HTML entities, you can insert markup characters without applying markup formatting. HTML entities ensure that the markup characters appear as literals in your final text.

Description What you type What you see
Spaces at the start of a line &nbsp;&nbsp;Not formatted   Not formatted
Angle brackets before and after a word &lt;http://mathworks.com&gt; <http://mathworks.com>
Asterisks at the start of a line or
before and after a word
&#42; Item one
&#42;not formatted&#42;
* Item one
*not formatted*
Number sign at the start of a line &#35; Item one # Item one
Vertical lines before and after a word &#124;not formatted&#124; |not formatted|
Underscores before and after a word &#95;not formatted&#95; _not formatted_

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