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How to Use Backticks for Inline Code in Google Docs with a Chrome Extension

Update from the extension author:

Update Aug 11, 2023:

About a year after this extension first came out, Google released built-in inline code markdown support for Google Docs, rendering this extension obsolete for most use-cases. The extension will remain for those want to continue using it, but I don’t intend on making any further updates. To get the built-in inline code and code blocks working via backticks, ensure the Tools -> Preferences -> “Automatically detect Markdown” checkbox is enabled inside Google Docs.

Zach Brogan, you are my new best friend! I have to confess, I’m a big fan of Markdown. It’s an elegant and straightforward markup language that allows for easy formatting and structuring of text. Whether it’s writing blog posts, documentation, or even taking notes, Markdown is my go-to tool.

One issue I’ve encountered, however, is that not all platforms fully support Markdown. For instance, when working in Google Docs, despite the presence of a “markdown” option, inline code blocks never seemed to work as expected. It was frustrating to say the least.

That’s when I stumbled upon the “Backtick” Chrome extension, and it has been a game-changer for me. The extension seamlessly integrates into the Google Docs editor, allowing me to effortlessly insert inline code blocks using backticks. No more struggling with wonky formatting or trying to find workarounds.

With the Backtick extension, I can write and format my inline code snippets in Markdown within Google Docs. It has truly revolutionized my workflow and made my writing experience a lot smoother and more enjoyable.

So, if you enjoy Markdown as much as I do, I highly recommend giving the “Backtick” Chrome extension a try. It will save you time and frustration, and let you focus on what you do best – creating great content. Happy writing!

Thank you!

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