Actions Available in the Markdown Editor

Aside from the actions that are available in Oxygen XML Developer plugin for any type of document (such as the actions in the various menus and the common sections of the toolbar), a variety of unique actions are also available in the Markdown editor, from the toolbar and contextual menu.

Toolbar Actions

The following default actions are readily available on the toolbar when editing Markdown documents:

Header (1st Level)
Inserts an atx-style first level header at the cursor position.
Header (2st Level)
Inserts an atx-style second level header at the cursor position.
Header (3rd Level)
Inserts an atx-style third level header at the cursor position.
Horizontal Rule
Inserts a horizontal rule at the cursor position.
Bold (Strong)
Marks the selected text with bold.
Italic (Emphasis)
Marks the selected text with italics.
Strikethrough
Marks the selected text with a strikethrough.
Code Block
Inserts (or surrounds selected text in) a codeblock.
Blockquote
Inserts a blockquote at the cursor position.
Insert Link
Opens the Insert Link dialog box that allows you to define a link to insert at the cursor position.

Figure: Insert Link Dialog Box

Insert Image
Opens the Insert Image dialog box that allows you to define an image to insert at the cursor position. You can type the URL of the image you want to insert or use browsing tools in the Browse drop-down menu.

Figure: Insert Link Dialog Box

Insert Ordered List
Inserts an ordered list at the cursor position. Three child list items are also automatically inserted by default. You can also use this action to convert selected content to an ordered list.
Insert Unordered List
Inserts an unordered list at the cursor position. Three child list items are also automatically inserted by default. You can also use this action to convert selected content to an unordered list.
Insert Task List
Inserts a task list at the cursor position. Three child list items are also automatically inserted by default. You can also use this action to convert selected content to a task list.
Insert Table
Inserts a table at the cursor position.

Contextual Menu Actions

The following default actions are available in the contextual menu when editing Markdown documents:

Cut, Copy, Paste
Use these actions to execute the typical editing actions on the currently selected content.
Show/Hide Preview
A toggle action that shows or hides the Preview pane.
Export as DITA Topic
Converts the current Markdown document into a DITA topic.
Export as HTML
Converts the current Markdown document into an XHTML document.
Print (Available in the Preview pane)
Opens a page setup dialog box that allows you to configure printing options for the current document.