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You can sort of fake it by using three backticks (```) to create a code block like this: ''' | Tables | Are | Cool | | ------------- |:-------------:| -----:| | col 3 is | right-aligned | $1600 | | col 2 is | centered | $12 | | zebra stripes | are neat | $1 | ''' which creates this: | Tables | Are ...


Unfortunately, no. There does not appear to be any formatting options available, other than things like lists and note color.


The "Visual" tab doesn't expand Markdown to HTML. Use the Preview button instead.


Things 'went wrong' at the beginning. You can't use italics in a plain text document. Asterisks are often used to show emphasis, which is what italics should be doing. No, there is no way for you to assert your email preferences on someone else's email client. It's possible they are receiving your emails fine, but may just be sending plain text. There is ...


Indeed, Github flavoured markdown is significantly better than the MD supported here on stackexchange. However, it is true that you don't get a toolbar to help you. It is expected that you know some basics. You can use the toolbar here to help learn some basics if you like though there is a help page linked on Github. Worth learning the github extensions. ...


You can prevent a blank line from being merged with surrounding blank lines by pasting a Unicode space character on the line you want to keep. I tested this using U+202F (Narrow No-Break Space) copied from Character Map. On Windows, it's possible to enter this from the keyboard using Alt codes, but it requires changing a registry entry.


A Google Docs document encodes everything in 'elements' within the Kix editor that it's all based on (it's closed source as basically this is the big trade secret, with which anyone else could run their own Docs service - which is a shame imo). You can access these elements with Google Apps Script, a variant of Javascript - but writing Markdown from the ...

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