Part 11 of our using Markdown in Moodle, this time we look at Definition Lists and Footnotes.
Previous posts in this series
- Introduction to Markdown – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-No
- Editor preferences – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Nx
- Text formatting with Markdown – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-NJ
- Creating headings with Markdown – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-NQ
- Markdown to create lists – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-O4
- Quoted paragraphs – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-O8
- Adding links with Markdown – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Oc
- Markdown for images – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Of
- Line breaks and rules – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Ok
- Tables with Markdown – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Om
In this post we will look at Markdown Definition Lists, and Footnotes.
Definition lists consist of specific terms, followed by their definitions, like a dictionary or glossary. A simple example is as follows:
Moodle : A well-known online learning platform PHP : A scripting language. Mainly used for developing interactive web applications.
This will display as:
A well-known online learning platform
A scripting language. Mainly used for developing interactive web applications.
A footnote has two elements:
- A marker in the text which will become a superscript number
- A footnote definition that will appear at the end of the document.
Here is a simple example:
Read about it in my book.[^1]
…and at the bottom of the page:
[^1]: All about my book.
You can place the footnote definitions anywhere you like. Note however:
- They will be listed in the order that they are linked to in the text
- You cannot make more than one link to the same footnote
Watch out for the final article in this series 🙂