Filevine uses a system inspired by “markdown" to format the text in notes, tasks, AutoTasks, and instructions widgets. A range of formatting is available, including bolding, italicizing, formatting as a header, hyperlinks, images, and more.
Here are few examples of what formatted text can look like for an instruction and for a note:
Below is a table containing examples of the formatting available for activity items and instructions. Formatting requires specific syntax, so if you are having issues, check the spacing and characters of your text to make sure you've followed the syntax exactly.
|plain||N/A||Here is some plain text.|
|strikethrough||two tildes on either side||~~Some Strikethrough~~|
|italics||one underscore on either side||_Some italic text_|
|bold||two underscores on either side||__some bold text__|
|italics + bold||three underscores on either side||___SOME BOTH TEXT!!___|
|italic + bold + strikethrough||two tildes on either side||~~___everything at the same time___~~|
|header1||two equals signs on the line underneath||
and a header
|header2||two hyphens on the line underneath||
a smaller header
|italics + bold + header1||three underscores on either side + two equals signs on the line underneath||
___AN ITALIC AND BOLD HEADER!!___
|strikethrough + header2||two tildes ono either side + two hyphens on the line underneath||
~~Summer is cancelled!~~
|divider line||line of underscores||
Look, a divider!
|hyperlink||linked text in brackets + link in parentheses||[Click here and all your dreams will come true!](https://support.filevine.com/hc/en-us)|
|image||exclamation point + name for image in brackets + link to image in parentheses||![fluffy cow](https://i1.wp.com/metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/sad.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=644%2C472)|
|quote||greater than sign||
> Don't trust the wombats. They're up to somethin'
--Jake Mecham, Head of Support
|pink code text||backtick, or grave, on either side||`beep boop`|
|numbered list||add numbers with periods before each list item||
|bulleted list||asterisk OR hyphen before each list item followed by space||
* Start a line with an asterisk
- Start a line with a hyphen
|subpoints in a bulleted list||two spaces followed by an asterisk OR hyphen and one space||
- Like this
- And this