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
    Commented Apr 12, 2016 at 10:57
  • Thanks @w3dk, I added your HTML use cases to the test doc.
    – bjornte
    Commented 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
    Commented 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
    Commented Apr 12, 2016 at 15:10

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You can get list of keyboards shortcuts (including Markdown tags) from Paper doc itself (as help article mentions):

For a full list of keyboard shortcuts, click the keyboard shortcuts button (it looks like a keyboard) at the bottom-right of your Paper doc.

Scroll down opened panel to Markdown formatting section to see list of supported tags.

Markdown formatting options available in Dropbox Paper

See table below (screenshot: https://i.sstatic.net/4643i.png).

Paper tag name Paper tag format
Large header # Space
Medium header ## Space
Small header ### Space
Numbered list 1. Space
Bulleted list * Space
Task list [] Space
Blockquote > Space
Italic _Italic_
Bold **Bold**
Strikethrough ~Strikethrough~
Code block ```
Code `code`
Divider ---
LaTeX $$\LaTeX$$

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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