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Do You Know Markdown Feature And How to Use Markdown in Google Docs

If you are using Google Docs and want to format your document with the Markdown text editor in Google Docs? Here’s how to use it.

Markdown is perhaps the simplest way to format text. Thanks to this markup language, you neither have to learn HTML tags nor use your mouse to format. Best of all, Markdown is widely-supported and portable.

Google Docs supports the Markdown feature, but first, you enable Docs users to type more quickly and reliably. There, in this guide, we will discuss how to help and use Markdown features in Google Doc.

What is Markdown in Google Docs and How to use

You can use Markdown to quickly add formatting elements to your Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings. With Markdown, you can format text to add:

  • Italics
  • Bold
  • Strikethrough
  • Links

On Google Docs, you can also use Markdown to create different headings.

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How to Enable Markdown feature in Google Docs

If you using Google Docs so Markdown feature is  turn off by default. To enable it, you will have to:

  1. First, You Click on Tools from the Menu.
  2. Then, Go to Preferences.
  3. Finally, You check Automatically detect Markdown
  4. And choose OK.

Now, Google Docs will automatically detect Markdown feature and convert your text accordingly. However, note that Google Docs offers limited support for Markdown feautre.



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