HTML To Markdown

Convert HTML Documents to Markdown.

HTML To Markdown

Converting HTML to Markdown can be a pain in the neck. But with this handy little tool, you can quickly and easily convert your HTML code to Markdown.


Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid HTML.

There are two ways to create a Markdown file:

1. Use a plain text editor such as Notepad or TextEdit to create a Markdown file. Choose **File> Save As** and select **Markdown** from the **Format** menu to save the file. Give the File a name with a .md extension, such as myfile. MD, and save it to your computer.

2. Use an online converter such as Dillinger or StackEdit to create a Markdown file.

What is HTML?

HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, is a standard markup language used for structuring, styling, and displaying content on the World Wide Web. HTML is written in the form of HTML elements consisting of tags enclosed in angle brackets, like 

HTML tags usually come in pairs like 

 and, although some tags represent empty elements and are unpaired, for example. The first tag in a team is the start tag; the second is the end tag (also called opening and closing tags). In between these tags, web browsers can display text, images, hyperlinks, other tables, etc.

What is Markdown?

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

Thus, "Markdown" is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool is written in Perl that converts the plain text formatting to HTML. See the Syntax page for details about Markdown's formatting syntax. You can try it out right now using the interactive demo below.

The Benefits of Using Markdown

There are several reasons why you might want to use Markdown over HTML. For one, Markdown is much simpler to read and write than HTML. This makes it ideal for writing long-form content such as blog posts, documentation, and even books.

Another benefit of using Markdown is that it is much more portable than HTML. This means that your content can be easily converted to other formats such as PDF, EPUB, and even mobile apps. This can be especially useful if you want to distribute your content across multiple platforms.

Finally, Markdown is also more lightweight than HTML. This means that your pages will load faster and use less bandwidth. This can be particularly important if you write for a mobile audience or deliver your content via email or RSS.

The Drawbacks of Using Markdown

While Markdown has its advantages, it has some drawbacks to using this language. One of the main drawbacks is its limited syntax. Markdown doesn't support many standard features in other languages, such as tables, images, and logos. This can be a problem if you want to include these elements in your document.

Another drawback of Markdown is that it's not very easy to read. This is because Markdown doesn't use any formatting tags, such as bold or italics. This can make your document look quite dull and uninviting.

Finally, Markdown also has a learning curve. If you're unfamiliar with the syntax, it can be challenging to learn how to use it properly. However, Markdown can be relatively easy to use once you get the hang of it.

How to Convert HTML to Markdown

With so much content available on the web, it can be tempting to want to save it all for offline viewing. But not all web pages are created equal, and some are better suited for keeping in another format. This is especially true of articles you might want to read later or reference often. That's where the Markdown format comes in.

Markdown is a simple, easy-to-read markup language that can be easily converted into HTML. That means that if you have an HTML page that you want to save as a Markdown file, you can use a tool like this one to do the conversion automatically.

To use this HTML to Markdown converter, paste your HTML code into the text area above and click the "Convert" button. The conversion process will happen automatically, and you'll be able to download your newly converted Markdown file when it's finished.

Tools for Converting HTML to Markdown

There are a few different tools available for converting HTML to Markdown. Here are a few of the most popular:

-Html2Markdown: This simple online converter can take your HTML and convert it to Markdown in just a few clicks.
-Pandoc: This is a more powerful tool that can be used for various conversions, including HTML to Markdown. It has a variety of options that you can use to customize the conversion process.
- marked: This is another online converter that can easily take your HTML and convert it to Markdown.


In Conclusion, there are a few simple steps to ensure that your HTML documents are correctly converted to Markdown. Following these steps will help you avoid any potential formatting issues and ensure that your document is correctly formatted for use with a Markdown converter.


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