Shortcuts for Formatting Text

At a Glance

Use markdown shortcuts when formatting text in your tasks.

 

Overview

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 contributors.

To help make your tasks and questions even easier to follow and understand, we’ve compiled a list of formatting shortcuts that help you display symbols and links, and emphasize important phases or steps. Formatting is available on website or prototype test tasks but does not work in screener questions.  

For mobile tests (iOS/Android), formatting is also available for test tasks and the testing scenario but does not work with screener questions.

Moreover, formatting for the test scenario does work on desktop, but not on mobile.

Note:

  • Markdown may not work for all browsers.
  • We recommend always previewing and piloting your test before officially launching it to contributors.
  • These shortcuts are not valid when creating screener questions.

Headers

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

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

Emphasis

Italics

Code: *insert word here* 

*italics*        italics  

Other Option: _insert word_

_italics_        italics

Bold

Code:  **insert word here**

**bold**    bold 

Bold and Italics

Code: ***insert word here***
***bold and italics*** bold and italics


Inserting Links

Code: [Insert Text Here] (insert http://www link here)
[I'm an inline-style link](https://www.google.com) 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

Symbols

Copyright

Code: &copy;

           

Registered

Code: &reg;

               ®

Trademark

Code: &trade;

           ™

Inserting a linebreak

Code: shift+return
Other Option: <br>

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

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