Using Markdown

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Markdown is an editing language converted from HTML which allows you to format text using plain text.

Follow the formatting to create a text that looks like the image below.

# This is a Main Heading

To create a main heading, add # and a space, followed by the text of the heading. **It's easy!**

### This is a subheading

To create a main heading, add ## or ### and a space, followed by the text of the heading. *Pretty simple, right?*

Paragraphs are separated by a blank line. Make sure there's a full blank line between paragraphs. Then, to add more style, use on asterisk to make words *italicized* and two asterisks to make words **bold**. Then link to [Planning Center](planning.center) by putting the linked words in the brackets and the URL in parentheses.

Now, let's do a bullet list using asterisks:

* Check-Ins
* Services
* Giving

Or a numbered list:

1. Registrations
2. Groups
3. Resources

*You can even use 1s all the way down your numbered list, and Markdown will take care of the number ordering for you!*

Markdown makes PiCO pretty happy, so let's show a happy PiCO and friends by adding an exclamation point in front of the brackets and parentheses:

![Image of Pico and Friends](https://planning.center/static/support-hero-cde933476ef7484eec3b15792abb39c3.svg)

Introduction

Text Formatting

Use asterisks to create bold or italicized words.

*italicized words*
**bold words**

Headers

Headers are defined by preceding your text with one or more # corresponding to header levels.

# A Heading
## A Subheading
### A Sub-subheading

Images

The text is inside the brackets is the alternate text displayed when someone hovers their mouse over the image, and the link is an online place for that image.

![Image of Pico and Friends](https://planning.center/static/support-hero-cde933476ef7484eec3b15792abb39c3.svg)

The link inside the parentheses should be a link to the image online.

Email Addresses

Put the text of the link inside square brackets and mailto: as well as the email address inside parentheses immediately following the square brackets.

[Email PiCO](mailto:pico@pco.bz)

Lists

Use numbers or asterisks for lists:

1. Pineapple
2. Canadian Bacon
* Peanut Butter
* Jelly
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