Markdown

TextCarver uses Markdown for standard text formatting. If you aren’t already familiar with it, Markdown is a popular standard for using simple characters to define structure and formatting in text. Here’s a good guide to learning Markdown.

TextCarver uses the CommonMark engine for high quality, standardized Markdown generation.

Let’s talk about line breaks

TextCarver uses the standard Markdown convention for breaking lines, which many people find highly counter-intuitive:

This

Alex
Blair
Chris

Becomes

Alex Blair Chris

You have two options for keeping your lines separate:

Option 1: end your lines with two spaces

This

// Each line has two spaces at the end
Alex
Blair
Chris

Becomes

Alex
Blair
Chris

Option 2: set the softbreak option in CommonMark

This

$$SecondPassOptions{|.softbreak <br>}
Alex
Blair
Chris

Becomes

Alex
Blair
Chris

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