MarkdownCreating Lists

Numbered lists

1. Lists
2. Can be
3. Numbered
  1. Lists
  2. Can be
  3. Numbered

Note that the numbers themselves are ignored:

1. This is the first item
5. This is the fifth item
7. This is the seventh item
  1. This is the first item
  2. This is the fifth item
  3. This is the seventh item

However, the first number is used to start the numbering:

3. This list starts at #3
2. However, this item is #4, despite being prefixed with `2.`
  1. This list starts at #3
  2. However, this item is #4, despite being prefixed with 2.

This can be used to resume a list after it's been interrupted by other text/an image/a table/etc.

My very favorite colors are:    
1. Blue
5. Red

(I like red because that's the best flavor of Skittle. But I digress.)

3. Orange  
9. [etc]

My very favorite colors are:

  1. Blue
  2. Red

(I like red because that's the best flavor of Skittle. But I digress.)

  1. Orange
  2. [etc]

You can also annotate a list item in this way without interrupting the numbering:

My very favorite colors are:    
1. Blue
5. Red  
(I like red because that's the best flavor of Skittle. But I digress.)
9. Orange  
11. [etc]

Note that there is no blank line between 5. and the parenthetical statement, and there are two spaces at the end of "Red", so we get:

My very favorite colors are:

  1. Blue
  2. Red
    (I like red because that's the best flavor of Skittle. But I digress.)
  3. Orange
  4. [etc]

Without the two spaces, that section would be:

  1. Blue
  2. Red (I like red because that's the best flavor of Skittle. But I digress.)

...because of how Markdown treats line breaks.

Bulleted lists

Characters for bulleted lists:
* Asterisks
+ Plus signs
- Minus signs

Characters for bulleted lists:

  • Asterisks
  • Plus signs
  • Minus signs

Please note:
For the best results you have to use the same character because as you can see in the example below different signs make the list break

Characters for bulleted lists:
* Asterisks 1
* Asterisks 2
* Asterisks 3
+ Plus signs 1
+ Plus signs 2
+ Plus signs 3
- Minus signs 1
- Minus signs 2
- Minus signs 3

Characters for bulleted lists:

  • Asterisks 1
  • Asterisks 2
  • Asterisks 3
  • Plus signs 1
  • Plus signs 2
  • Plus signs 3
  • Minus signs 1
  • Minus signs 2
  • Minus signs 3

Nested lists

1. Lists can be nested
    * Four spaces
        - Eight spaces
            + Twelve spaces
2. And back
  1. Lists can be nested
    • Four spaces
      • Eight spaces
        • Twelve spaces
  2. And back