Formatting Shortcuts for Tasks and Questions

Often it’s not just what you say but how you say it, and that’s certainly true when it comes to presenting your tests to participants.

To help make your tasks and questions even easier to follow and understand, we’ve compiled a list of formatting shortcuts to help you emphasize important phases or steps, symbols and even include links. Formatting is available on website or prototype test tasks, but does not work in screener questions or the test scenario. For mobile tests (iOS/Android), formatting is also available for test tasks and the testing scenario, but does not work in screener questions. 



Add headers to tasks and questions to help break up longer portions of text. The more ‘#’s the smaller the header.

Code: # , ##, ###, ####, ######




Code: *insert word here* 

*italics*        italics  



Code:  **insert word here**

**bold**    bold 


Bold and Italics

Code: ***insert word here***

***bold and italics*** bold and italics



Code: [Insert Text Here] (insert http://www link here)

[I'm an inline-style link]( I'm an inline-style link


Numbered Lists

Code: <ol><li>Bird</li><li>Cat</li></ol>

  1. Bird
  2. Cat


Unnumbered Lists

Code: <ul><li>Dog</li><li>Cat</li></ul>

  • Dog
  • Cat




Code: &copy;



Code: &reg;



Code: &trade;



Inserting a linebreak

Code: shift+return


Note: Certain special characters interfere with how our recorder handles text files. We suggest avoiding the following characters: <>, [], or {}.

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