Installing Markdown

Alan Hogan contact at
Thu Feb 25 10:19:31 EST 2016

The thing is, if you have been asked to submit a document in markdown format, you don’t need any software at all, at least not beyond your favorite text editor (or Github's website itself). Just use .md instead of .txt as the file extension. Markdown the software takes a Markdown-formatted document and outputs an HTML document. At that point, you would no longer be submitting a Markdown doc.

And yes, is a command line tool. You are expected to invoke it from the shell. 


> On Feb 25, 2016, at 6:57 AM, Erika Knollenberg via Markdown-Discuss <markdown-discuss at> wrote:
> I have been assigned to submit a resume for an application to a school using Markdown. They gave me this link: with the following instructions: "Your resume, written in Markdown and submitted as a GitHub Gist." I've visted the link and downloaded Markdown. When it didn't have a way to "install" like typical software, I revisited the site and I downloaded Perl 5.22.00. I've also downloaded CPAN ( Now there is a little blue icon in the Markdown folder, but all it opens is a black box. It doesn't open something that should look like this ( I've watched a couple of tutorials on how to use it and it's fairly simple. I understand all the 'coding' I need to use. The problem is figuring out how to install the software. I'm not an IT person. I'm good at using programs, not fixing them or understanding things out-of-the-ordinary computer installations. Can someone please give me some direction (using layman's terms) to get this up and moving? Thank you very much for your help. I am using a Windows 7 computer.
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