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Now You Can Create Documents With Markdown Syntax Support In Google Docs On The Web

Before starting to learn about Google’s new feature launch, we’ll look into what Markdown is, it is a lightweight markup language for applying different formats using plain text. Along with some already acknowledged Markdown syntax, Google Docs is planning to further develop its support.

In Google Docs, to get started with the expanded markdown support, users are now allowed to avail of the option of automated detect markdown from Tools > Preferences to authorize auto-correction or conversion of grammatical order. It is like a second option if you wish to use Google Docs and learn other service-specific get-around to acquire Markdown Knowledge not associated only with one but other applications also.


Presently, Google Docs allows the following Markdown syntax:

• * Or – for bullet points (followed by space auto-correct)

• Several ways to begin numbered lists like Markdown

• [] for checkboxes (followed by space auto-correct)

While the expanded features will now enable the auto-correction for the following:

• Headings

• Italic and bold

• Bold + italic

• Strikethrough

• Links

Whether or not this expanded markdown support is available for Google Docs on all mobiles is yet not known.

Now the question is who is going to be most benefitting from this expansion of the Markdown system in Google Workspace? Well, the answer is the End Users, the individuals ultimately using the goods or services produced by the businesses. This new expansion of support is ideal if you wish to create a rich document quicker without going through the hassle of learning the keyboard shortcuts.



Now from not having to learn keyboard shortcuts, I do mean no learning at all! Because now instead of selecting the whole text and making it a heading by selecting the options out of the Google Docs toolbar, you simply have to insert # once before typing the text and it will automatically turn into your main heading i.e., Heading 1. For the second heading insert # two times before typing in your next heading title and it will turn into your Heading 2, you can keep adding more subheadings by simply increasing the numbers of #s.

Similarly, add * or _ before typing in your text to make it italic and insert ** or __ to make your text bold. Now if you wish to make your text look bold + italic, insert *** or ___ (same keys 3 times) to make your text look both bold and italic simultaneously.

For adding a link in the text put the title of the link in ( ) and URL in [ ], for example,

(Google docs) and its URL [https://docs.google.com] so it will appear as Google Docs. Keeping the direct link to the website in the document.

End users also have the authority to enable or disable Markdown autocorrection as they please in Google Docs on the web by accessing the Tools > Preferences. Because Google Docs have this feature turned OFF by default.

These expanded Markdown features are rolling out starting from today, March 29th, 2022, expected to fully-fledge and be publicly available for the users of Google Docs in approximately 15 days or more.

These features will be available for all the Google Workspace clients and users, as well as legacy G-Suite Basic and Business customers, and available to users with personal Google Accounts.

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