The problem

Recently I have shifted to VSCode from sublime, and I like most things here. Itโ€™s much more powerful than sublime but seems as light as sublime. The inbuild markdown previewer is very useful, and even though I use Typora for writing the blog posts for my website, I love this nifty feature. The only minor thing I want is to have the same fonts that I use on my website and Typora to be rendered in the markdown preview of VSCode.

The solution

The first thing to do is to make a CSS file that would detail the layout properties of MD. You can download my current settings and modify them to your liking. Add this file to the root directory of your project.

The next thing to do is save your project as a workspace in VSCode. That would create the *.code-workspace file in your root directory. Open that and paste the following to control the font size of the markdown preview.

	"folders": [
			"path": "."
	"settings": {"markdown.styles": [

These settings will change the font size of the markdown for the current workspace and set the styling as per the markdown.css file. Here is the output with โ€˜Bitterโ€™ font for the headings and paragraphs.

Screenshot 2022-03-27 at 12.13.04 PM

This kind of synchrony gives a sense of WYSIWYG while writing the blog posts and I like it.