Markdown displays text with markdown styles applied (Markdown is a plain text format for writing structured documents).

To create the markdown text, select Create > Text > Markdown.

This opens the text options with separate panes for HTML, CSS and previews.

Here is some raw text entered in the Markdown or HTML pane:

Now define the styles in the CSS pane:

h1 {color: #006}
h3 {color: #666}

Here is the resulting Markdown output:

This is what you will see in the Map Window:

Creating a table

Here is how to create a table with left, centre and right-aligned coloured text with coloured backgrounds (as shown below):

Enter text and code in the Markdown dialog as follows:

Markdown or HTML

Enter the required Markdown or HTML in the top left pane, for example:

| Property A   |     Property B       |  Property C |
| This column is left-aligned |This column is centered | This column is right-aligned|
| Text|Text|   £1200 |
| Text |Text|   £1000 |
| Text|Text|   £800 |
| Text |Text|   £600 |

This text will appear as:


Enter the required CSS text in the bottom left pane for example:

.flat-table {
  display: block;
  font-family: sans-serif;
  -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
  font-size: 115%;
  overflow: auto;
  width: auto;
  th {
    background-color: rgb(150, 200, 105);
    color: white;
    font-weight: bold;
    padding: 20px 30px;
    text-align: center;
  td {
    background-color: rgb(255  255, 125);
    color: rgb(112, 25, 111);
    padding: 20px 30px;

This text will appear as:

The above Markdown or HTML and CSS text will result in the table being shown:

To edit the table, select the table in the map window:

Right-click inside the table and select Properties from the drop-down.

Select CSS or Markdown Text and click the ellipsis button, both of these selections will display the Markdown dialog:

The Markdown dialog:

Edit the Markdown HTML or the CSS text as required and click OK.