Advice and answers from the Day One Team

Tables

You may have found that creating Markdown tables is made more difficult by Mac OS X's default "smart dash" functionality. With this, any "---" is automatically replaced with an em dash "—". To work around this, you can uncheck "Use smart quotes and dashes" in System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. However, doing so will also disable smart quotes; if you wish to continue to have smart quotes, you can add a replacement text rule. Add "---" in the Replace column and "---" in the With column.

Footnotes

In order for footnotes to work correctly, include an extra line in between each footnote at the bottom of your document. See the following:

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