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The whiteboard (notices) is designed for information that is hard to remember but doesn't change often but ideally would always be accessible, like important phone numbers, meal times, TV channels, etc. It's a simple way to answer common questions when you're not there to give the answer yourself. Visitors such as friends and caregivers also get an easy reference that's always available.

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Our whiteboard editor uses Markdown so you can easily create headings, lists, and bold & italic text.

Headings

To create a heading, add number signs/hashes (#) and a space in front of a word or phrase. The number of number signs you use determines the size of the heading. For example, to create a heading three, use three number signs (e.g., ### My Title).

Markdown
Rendered Output
# Heading 1

Heading 1

## Heading 2

Heading 2

### Heading 3

Heading 3

#### Heading 4

Heading 4

##### Heading 5
Heading 5
###### Heading 6
Heading 6

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Paragraphs

To create paragraphs, use a blank line to separate one or more lines of text. You should not indent paragraphs with spaces or tabs. To create a line break, end a line with two or more spaces, and then type return.

Markdown
Rendered Output
This is the first line.
And this is the second line.
This is the first line.
And this is the second line.

Emphasis

You can add emphasis by making text bold or italic.

To bold text, add two asterisks or underscores before and after a word or phrase. To bold the middle of a word for emphasis, add two asterisks without spaces around the letters.

Markdown
Rendered Output
Isn't **bold text** bold?
Isn't bold text bold?
Isn't __bold text__ bold?
Isn't bold text bold?

To italicize text, add one asterisk or underscore before and after a word or phrase. To italicize the middle of a word for emphasis, add one asterisk without spaces around the letters.

Markdown
Rendered Output
Italicized text is very *fetching*.
Italicized text is very fetching
Italicized text is very _fetching_.
Italicized text is very fetching

Lists

You can organize items into ordered and unordered lists.

To create a numbered list, add line items with numbers, start with the number one, followed by periods.
To create a bulleted list, add dashes (-), asterisks (*), or plus signs (+) in front of line items.

Numbered Markdown
Rendered Output
Bulleted Markdown
Rendered Output
1. First item
2. Second item
3. Third item
4. Fourth item
  1. First item
  2. Second item
  3. Third item
  4. Fourth item
- First item
- Second item
- Third item
- Fourth item
  • First item
  • Second item
  • Third item
  • Fourth item

Section Dividers

To create a horizontal section divider, use three or more:

asterisks *** dashes --- or underscores ____

on a line by themselves.

The rendered output of all three looks identical - a horizontal line: