Markdown cells allow you to write plain text and format it using the Markdown syntax rules. This type of cells also supports standard LaTex notation so you can include mathematical symbols in your text. Markdown cells usually serve as explanatory or descriptive texts to your code.
First Markdown cell
By default, the first cell in a notebook is a code cell. If you want to begin with a Markdown cell, change the cell type. There are three ways:
Press Ctrl + M.
Click the ellipsis on the cell toolbar or right-click anywhere in the editor field to select the Change cell type action.
Click the Select cell language icon on the cell toolbar and select Convert to Markdown.
Add a Markdown cell
You have two options:
Hover over the bottom border of a cell and select Insert Markdown cell.
Click the ellipsis on the cell toolbar or right-click anywhere in the editor to select whether you want to insert a Markdown cell above or below the selected one from the cell menu.
Markdown cell output and view
Depending on the output, you can have rich text or mathematics for Markdown cell output. By default, the layout of a Markdown cell displays both its input and output vertically stacked. You can select how they are displayed. Go toand try different options.