How to Make a New Line in a Jupyter Markdown Cell

In this blog, discover essential tips for data scientists and software engineers using Jupyter notebooks. Uncover the nuances of formatting, specifically addressing the common challenge of creating new lines in Jupyter Markdown cells, ensuring seamless documentation and effective communication of your work.

As a data scientist or software engineer, you have probably used Jupyter notebooks to document your work and share it with others. Jupyter notebooks are an excellent tool for this purpose, as they allow you to mix code, text, and visualizations in a single document. However, if you are new to Jupyter notebooks, you may run into some formatting issues. One common issue is how to make a new line in a Jupyter Markdown cell. In this article, we will explain how to do this.

What is Markdown?

Markdown is a lightweight markup language that allows you to format text using plain text syntax. Markdown is widely used in software development, documentation, and blogging. Markdown syntax is easy to learn, and it can be converted to many other formats, such as HTML, PDF, or LaTeX.

In Jupyter notebooks, Markdown cells are used to write text, headings, lists, links, images, and other non-code content. Markdown cells can be edited by double-clicking on them. When a Markdown cell is executed, the Markdown syntax is converted to HTML and displayed in the cell output.

How to Make a New Line in a Jupyter Markdown Cell

In Markdown, a single newline character is ignored. If you want to start a new paragraph or create a line break, you need to use two or more newline characters. Here are some examples:

This is the first line.

This is the second line.

The output will be:

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As you can see, using two or more newline characters creates a new line or a new paragraph in the Markdown cell.

Other Markdown Formatting Tips$

Here are some other Markdown formatting tips that you may find useful when working with Jupyter notebooks:


To create a heading, use one or more hash characters (#) followed by a space and the heading text. The number of hash characters determines the heading level:

# Heading 1
## Heading 2
### Heading 3

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To emphasize text, use asterisks (*) or underscores (_) around the text:

This is *italic* and this is **bold**.
This is also _italic_ and this is also __bold__

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To create a bulleted list, use a hyphen (-) or an asterisk (*) followed by a space:

- Item 1
- Item 2
- Item 3

To create a numbered list, use a number followed by a period (.) and a space:

1. Item 1
2. Item 2
3. Item 3

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To create a hyperlink, use square brackets around the link text and parentheses around the URL:

This is a [link](


To insert an image, use an exclamation mark (!), square brackets around the alt text, and parentheses around the image URL:

![Alt text]( "blog-image")


Jupyter notebooks are a powerful tool for data scientists and software engineers. Markdown cells allow you to write formatted text, headings, lists, links, and images. To create a new line in a Markdown cell, use two or more newline characters. We hope that this article has been helpful to you and that you can now create well-formatted Jupyter notebooks.

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