Dropbox supports preview of Markdown, but not all tags. I have inferred that it supports most, perhaps all, of the Markdown-specific syntax, but not HTML tags. However, that level of "documentation" is rather shallow.

Is there any documentation available?

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    In addition to your test document, inline code, code blocks, quoted blocks and nested lists are also supported. But, as you suggest, not HTML tags (tried del, s and sup as well - which are the ones I tend to use with md).
    – MrWhite
    Apr 12, 2016 at 10:57
  • Thanks @w3dk, I added your HTML use cases to the test doc.
    – bjornte
    Apr 12, 2016 at 11:43
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    Here’s a list of existing extensions (some conflicting), but it seems you’re not even testing all standard Markdown/Commonmark features yet. Pandoc has some demo files you could try, too, or use an existing cheatsheet.
    – Crissov
    Apr 12, 2016 at 14:21
  • Hi @Crissov, if there's interest, I can try to make the test more complete. Perhaps I can just use the cheatsheet you suggested – thanks for the tip!
    – bjornte
    Apr 12, 2016 at 15:10

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The only official list of supported Markdown tags in Dropbox you can get (as help article mentions) by

  1. logging in Dropbox Paper
  2. hitting Ctrl+/ (+/):

Markdown formatting options available in Dropbox Paper


Here's a link to the official documentation on formatting options available in Dropbox: Formatting a Dropbox Paper doc
It also contains the available markdown tags supported by Dropbox Paper doc.


There is some documentation here: https://rick.cogley.info/post/display-markdown-from-dropbox-with-mdwiki/


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