Draftail supports formatting content with Markdown markup. If you’ve never heard of Markdown this might sound like too much, but in reality it’s really simple, and makes for a much faster content editing experience, with less strange keyboard shortcuts to remember.
Markdown formatting isn’t actually being kept around in the editor – it just serves as a shortcut to format content faster. Here are a few examples:
Heading levels can easily be formatted with the
###, Markdown-style shortcuts. For a heading level 3, use three hash signs –
### followed by a space at the start of a line:
Bold, italic, and more
It’s also possible to use Markdown shortcuts for inline formatting, not just at the beginning of a line:
**for bold text.
_for italicized text.
~to strike through text.
Please have a look at the full list of keyboard shortcuts to see all supported Markdown shortcuts.