The Slides application in CryptPad is an integration of CodeMirror.



Tools: Show/hide the text editor toolbar.

Insert: Add an image to the document. The image can be chosen in the CrpytDrive or uploaded. Logged in users

Theme: Set colors for the editor, detailed below.

Preview: Show/hide the slides preview pane.

Présenter: Launch the slide presentation in full window.

Writing slides with Markdown

CryptPad slides are written in Markdown, a lightweight syntax that offers basic formatting while remaining readable.

Markdown syntax guide.

The main addition to basic Markdown in the Slides application is the --- delimiter to separate slides.



  • Layout: Toggle slide numbers, date, title, and transitions.

  • Background Image: Displayed on all slides.

  • Custom CSS: Paste CSS code to customise the presentation’s appearance.

Text color, Background color: Pick colors for the presentation.

Theme: Color scheme used in the code editor pane.


File > Import.
Supported formats: Any plain text file.
File > Export.
Supported formats: .md.


It is strongly advised not to insert external images in documents. The Markdown syntax ![description]( is supported but presents security risks. Malicious code can be embedded in images and result in data leakage.

For this reason, CryptPad makes use of media-tag to insert images from the CryptDrive. This syntax is more complex but it is managed automatically by the Insert menu.