This is for my own reference really.
One of the best Textile cheat sheets I’ve seen, because it includes tables and image URLs, can be found here:
I’ve also found out how to use special characters like the asterisk, just use the HTML equivalent. So to make “*” appear, type in &+#+4+2+; without the “+” signs in between. I had to include them, otherwise all you’d see would be another asterisk sign.
HTML cheat sheet for special characters:
I hope this helps other Textile newbies. It was driving me crazy!