SmartDoc has a lot of powerful formatting, display and embed options that you can take advantage of when authoring documents. We don't want to slow down the creative process, so most of these features can be accessed simply by typing a forward slash
/ either preceded by a space or on a new line.
Why the forward slash instead of a traditional toolbar or menu?
The short answer here is for speed, efficiency and ultimately convenience. We've found that once document creators are familiar with text shortcuts like the
/ command they don't want to go back.
For more on text shortcut commands (aka markdown) see this article.
Using Slash Commands
As you're working in a SmartDoc you can use the
/ character at the beginning of a line to give you instant access to tables, links, image or attachment inserts and much more. The same command works in body text if it's preceded by a
space (we don't want to pop open the menu if you're just trying to type yes/no or something similar!)
/ you can do one of two things:
Start typing, and options that match your input will be displayed
Scroll through the menu that is displayed to choose the element, formatting or embed you would like to add.
Available Slash Commands
The following list of slash commands are available. You can scroll to them and click to insert, or type part of their name to filter the list:
Insert Emoji- Use emoji to express emotions
Mention a Person/Team- Mention a person or team to send them a notification
Link to Record- Add a direct link to a Table's record
Insert Image- Add images to your page
Insert Attachment- Add attachments to your page
Insert Divider Line- Insert a divider line to break your document into sections
Insert Date- Insert a Date using a calendar picker
Insert Code Block- Display code with syntax highlighting
Insert Checklist- Manage a list of things that need to get done
Table of Contents- Shows the current headings in a clickable outline
Insert Table- Insert a table that supports advanced formatting
Insert Callout- Insert a callout to make something stand out
Q: I need to type a forward slash as part of my text. Can I?
A: You sure can, the menu is only triggered if the slash is at the beginning of a line or follows a
Q. I triggered the menu but don't want to pick an item. What do I do?
A: If you keep typing the menu will disappear, either when nothing else in the menu matches what you typed, or when you hit the spacebar.