Posting Markdown

This manual provides a comprehensive guide to using Markdown in the Synthiam ARC Forum. Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain-text formatting syntax that allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain-text format and then convert it to structurally valid HTML.

The Synthiam Forum editor also allows UBB Code, which the manual can be accessed here. However, if you add lists of items or formatting for a robot showcase, it is best to use these Markdown formatting for a more customized presentation.

1. Headers

Headers are used to denote section headings. Four header levels are equivalent to HTML <h3> through <h6> tags.

### Header 3
#### Header 4
##### Header 5
###### Header 6

2. Emphasis

Emphasis can be added with italics or bold.

*This text will be italic*
_This will also be italic_

**This text will be bold**
__This will also be bold__

_You **can** combine them_

3. Lists

Markdown supports ordered (numbered) and unordered (bulleted) lists.

Unordered list:
- Item 1
- Item 2
  - Subitem 2a
  - Subitem 2b

Ordered list:
1. Item 1
2. Item 2
3. Item 3

4. Links and Images

Adding links and images is simple in Markdown.


![alt text](image.jpg)

5. Code and Syntax Highlighting

You can include code snippets with backticks.

Inline code: `var example = true`

Code block:
let message = 'Hello, world!';

6. Blockquotes

Blockquotes are useful for quoting someone or something.

> This is a blockquote.
> This is part of the same blockquote.

7. Horizontal Rules

A line can be created using three or more asterisks, dashes, or underscores.


8. Tables

Tables can organize information into a clear format.

| Syntax    | Description |
| --------- | ----------- |
| Header    | Title       |
| Paragraph | Text        |


With this guide, you should be well-prepared to format your posts effectively on the Synthiam ARC Forum using Markdown. Happy posting!