Using Markdown on Freewrite devices

Markdown is a light-weight tool for formatting plain-text documents. All Freewrite devices are Markdown ready.

Use Markdown on your device and Postbox will then format documents according to the Markdown specification here:

In addition, we support a few transformations beyond the original Markdown specification:

  • Cuddled lists. Ordinarily, Markdown requires a blank line between a preceding paragraph and a bulleted list. Postbox will handle so-called "cuddled lists" where the bulleted list item immediately follows the paragraph.
I am a paragraph!
* I am too close, but it's ok!
* Postbox will format me properly as a list.<br>
  • Footnotes. You can create footnotes anywhere in your plain-text document. When parsed by Markdown, your footnotes will appear at the bottom of your document.
President Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to refer to the executive mansion as the White House. [^4]

[^4]: To do!

*Note, documents will not be saved with a .md file extension. All documents are saved as plain text, as .txt, or fully formatted as a .docx or .pdf. If you need a .md extension, you will need to manually change the extension of the text files to .md. 

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