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The Markdown Guide is a free and open-source reference guide that explains how to use Markdown, the simple and easy-to-use markup language you can use to format virtually any document.

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Everything you need to learn Markdown.

Markdown makes writing on the web fast and easy. The Markdown Guide teaches you how to use it.

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Start using Markdown right now by following along with the Getting Started guide. It's designed for everyone, even novices.

Dive into the syntax.

Whether you're new to Markdown or a seasoned pro, you'll find the answers to your formatting questions on the basic syntax page.

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Make your Markdown documents awesome by using extended syntax to create tables, fenced code blocks, automatic links, and more.

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