Formatting Tips

To see examples of how these features are input into Spectrum, click the 'Edit Step' link at the bottom of the page

Text Features

Bold Text

Put double asterisk marks '**' around the text that you wish to display in bold

This will display in Spectrum like this

Italics

Put a single asterisk mark '*' around the text that you wish to display in italics

This will display in Spectrum like this

Underlining Text

This feature is not currently possible

Superscript and Subscript

Superscript and subscript characters can be entered as symbols or alternatively, copied from the list below

Superscript ⁰ ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹

Subscript ₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉

Lists

Bullets Point Create bullet points using a '-' followed by a single space at the start of a new line This will display in Spectrum like this:

  • First bullet point
    • Second bullet point (Two preceding spaces)

Numbered lists

Create numbered lists using the number, followed by a full stop, followed by a space '1. '

This will display in Spectrum like this: 1. First item in list 2. Second item in list

Note: Whatever numbers at entered in this markdown, they will automatically ascend in correct numerical order

Numbered Lists Not in Numerical Order

Create numbered lists not in numerical order using the number, followed by a backwards slash '\', a full stop and a space (respectively)

This will display in Spectrum like this: 1. First item in list 3. Second item in list

Links

Linking to Webpages

Create links to webpages by putting the text to be displayed within square brackets [] followed by the link it will take the user to in normal brackets () with no space in between

This will display in Spectrum like this: Spectrum Homepage

'Call-Able' Telephone Numbers

Create 'callable' telephone numbers by putting the text to be displayed within square brackets [] followed by 'tel:' plus the number it will call in normal brackets () with no space in between

This will display in Spectrum like this: Telephone number

Adding Images

Please contact the team at Spectrum directly for this feature

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