# Snap Layout Basic Syntax

#### Snap Layout Basic Syntax

The snap-layout system supports a @snap[point] shortcut-syntax in your PITCHME.md that can be used to customize the position of your slide content.

---

@snap[north]
Hello, World!
@snapend


The content appearing between snap-layout tags in your markdown - in this case Hello, World! - is the content rendered on the slide. That content is rendered at the position indicated by the [point] on the opening @snap tag.

The full set of points you can use on the @snap tag are documented as cardinal points and ordinal points.

#### Snap Layout Cardinal Points

The snap-layout system uses the cardinal points system to identify targeted positions on any slide:

• north
• east
• south
• west

For example, using the following snap-layout syntax on a sample slide:

---

@snap[north]
North
@snapend

@snap[east]
East
@snapend

@snap[south]
South
@snapend

@snap[west]
West
@snapend

@snap[midpoint]
MidPoint
@snapend


This markdown snippet renders as follows:

In addition to the basic cardinal points, a special midpoint position is also defined that can be used to center content on any slide.

#### Snap Layout Ordinal Points

The snap-layout system also supports the following set of ordinal points that can be used to identify additional targeted positions on any slide:

• north-east
• south-east
• south-west
• north-west

For example, here are the ordinal points being used to position content on a sample slide:

---

@snap[north-east]
North-East
@snapend

@snap[south-east]
South-East
@snapend

@snap[south-west]
South-West
@snapend

@snap[north-west]
North-West
@snapend

@snap[midpoint]
MidPoint
@snapend


This markdown snippet renders as follows:

#### Snap Layout Slide Coverage

The full set of targeted positions supported by the snap-layout system are shown in the following screenshot:

As you can see, the full set of points available for positioning content provide comprehensive coverage of the slide canvas area.