Jitterted's Guide to Leanpub Formatting
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Jitterted's Guide to Leanpub Formatting

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions about Formatting Leanpub Books

About the Book

This book, and its associated GitHub public repo, has lots of examples that show you how to do formatting where the Leanpub Manual leaves off, or doesn't cover certain cases. I always believe that the more examples, the better. The GitHub repo that has the source Markdown text can be found here:  https://github.com/tedyoung/leanpub-formatting

About the Author

Ted M. Young
Ted M. Young

Java developer since 1996 (yeah, when Java was in beta!), expert in OO, TDD, software architecture (whatever that means), and troubleshooting. Loves mentoring, teaching, and writing about coding. Currently training developers in Java, Spring, and IntelliJ IDEA.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Github repository
    • License
    • Contact info
  • Chapter 1: Asides
    • Plain Asides, No Indents
    • Plain Asides, Indented
    • Some centering
  • Chapter 2: Spacing and Monospaced Text
    • Embedded spaces
    • Monospaced plain text:
    • Highlighting Code
    • Backtick shortcut
    • Forcing text to start on a new line
    • Using Line Breaks
    • Right-aligning text
  • Chapter 3: Section-level attributes
  • Chapter 4: Ordered & unordered lists with code
    • Ordered (numbered) lists
    • Unordered (bullet) lists
    • Formatting included code
  • Chapter 5: Special Characters
    • Using the hash (\#) as the last character in a heading
    • Dashes: en and em
    • Starting a line with a dash

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