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.


Markdown syntax to include remote images such as ![description]( is blocked by CryptPad for security reasons.

Logged in users

To insert images from the CryptDrive or upload new ones, use the Insert menu in the toolbar.

See Remote Content for more details.