how to adjust the width of text in view/edit pane

I write most of my notes in markdown (multi-markdown) but I find them very difficult to read in Devonthink because the text lines are starting on the left border and finishing on the right. Is there a way to restrict the text width inside the view pane or edit pane?

Thank you!

You can easily add some styling to the top of the page.

<style type="text/css">

body {
margin: 30px;


or link a stylesheet.

Hi BlueFrog,
Thank you for your answer, but I was looking for a way to view the md file as text with a margin on the right and left. What you say would only be visible in Best View and not when I write in Markdown.

I am asking because on MultiMarkdown composer for example, the raw text (markdown) is presented with a margin (which can be tweaked in Preferences). This is very useful for quick reading and apprehension of the text in markdown.

All the best,

Currently there isn’t an option to set margins in plain text / Markdown. If you want to write in fullscreen, the Width percentage in DEVONthink’s Preferences > Editing will give you margins.