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% Pandoc Cheatsheet[^1] % David Sanson % January 31, 2011

This is incomplete and possibly incorrect. It is intended for quick reference purposes only.

Backslash Escapes

Except inside a code block or inline code, any punctuation or space character preceded by a backslash will be treated literally, even if it would normally indicate formatting.

Title Block

% title
% author(s) (separated by semicolons)
% date

Inline TeX and HTML

  • TeX commands are passed through to Markdown, LaTeX and ConTeXt output; otherwise they are deleted.
  • HTML is passed through untouched but
    • Markdown inside HTML blocks is parsed as markdown.

Paragraphs and line breaks

  • A paragraph is one or more lines of text separated by a blank line.
  • A line that ends with two spaces, or a line that ends with an escaped new-line (a backslash followed by a carriage return) indicates a manual line break.

Italics, bold, superscript, subscript, strikeout

*Italics* and **bold** are indicated with asterisks. 

To ~~strikeout~~ text use double tildas. 

Superscripts use carats, like so: 2^nd^. 

Subscripts use single tildas, like so: H~2~O. 

Spaces inside subscripts and superscripts must be escaped, 
e.g., H~this\ is\ a\ long\ subscript~.

Inline TeX math and Inline Code

Inline TeX math goes inside dollar signs: $2 + 2$. 

Inline code goes between backticks: `echo 'hello'`.

Links and images

[inline link]( "Title")
![inline image](/path/to/image, "alt text")

[reference link][id]
[implicit reference link][]
![reference image][id2]

[id]: "Title"
[implicit reference link]:
[id2]: /path/to/image "alt text"


Inline notes are like this.^[Note that inline notes cannot contain multiple paragraphs.] Reference notes are like this.[^id]

[^id]:  Reference notes can contain multiple paragraphs.

    Subsequent paragraphs must be indented.


Blah blah [see @doe99, pp. 33-35; also @smith04, ch. 1].

Blah blah [@doe99, pp. 33-35, 38-39 and *passim*].

Blah blah [@smith04; @doe99].

Smith says blah [-@smith04].

@smith04 says blah.

@smith04 [p. 33] says blah.


Header 1

Header 2

# Header 1 #

## Header 2 ##

Closing #s are optional. Blank line required before and after each header.


Ordered lists

1. example
2. example

A) example
B) example

Unordered lists

Items may be marked by '*', '+', or '-'.

+   example
-   example
*   example

Lists may be nested in the usual way:

+   example
    +   example
+   example

Definition lists

Term 1
  ~ Definition 1
Term 2
  ~ Definition 2a
  ~ Definition 2b

Term 1
:   Definition 1
Term 2
:   Definition 2
    Second paragraph of definition 2.


>   blockquote
>>  nested blockquote

Blank lines required before and after blockquotes.


  Right     Left     Center     Default
-------     ------ ----------   -------
     12     12        12            12
    123     123       123          123
      1     1          1             1

Table:  Demonstration of simple table syntax.

(For more complex tables, see the pandoc documentation.)

Code Blocks

Begin with three or more tildes; end with at least as many tildes:

{code here}

Optionally, you can specify the language of the code block:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {.haskell .numberLines}
qsort []     = []
qsort (x:xs) = qsort (filter (< x) xs) ++ [x] ++
               qsort (filter (>= x) xs) 

Horizontal Rules

3 or more dashes or asterisks on a line (space between okay)

* * *
- - - -

[^1]: Cobbled together from and