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SmartDoc Hot Keys

Faster commands in SmartDocs

Emma Montgomery avatar
Written by Emma Montgomery
Updated over a week ago

Inline at the beginning of a line:

  • > space creates a block quote

  • ``` creates a code block

  • - space or * space starts an unordered list

  • 1. space starts a numbered list (Also, if you use 2 or any other number, the list will start at that number)

  • # space creates a H1 heading

  • ## space creates a H2 heading

  • ### space creates a H3 heading

  • #### space creates a H4 heading

  • ##### space creates a H5 heading

  • ###### space creates a H6 heading

Inline anywhere in the text:

  • text between ` characters (the "backtick," which shares the key on your keyboard with tilde ~) is converted to code formatting

  • text between ** characters will be formatted in bold

  • text between * characters will be formatted in italics

  • text between ~~ (tilde) characters will be formatted with strikethrough

@ and # Commands:

  • Mention a Member: Type @ and a Member's name - you will be able to see a filtered list of matching Members. Click the one you want to mention (or hit the enter key) and they'll be linked to the SmartDoc. They'll also receive a notification that they were mentioned!

  • Link a Record: Type # and the name (Primary Field) of a record - you'll be shown a list of records from the Solution that match. Click one (or hit enter) to link it to the SmartDoc.

Keyboard Shortcuts:

The following keyboard shortcuts either apply formatting to selected text, or toggle the formatting mode on or off.

Note: The abbreviation ctrl (control) should be replaced with cmd (command) on Mac computers.

  • ctrl+b activates bold

  • ctrl+i activates italic

  • ctrl+s activates strikethrough

  • shift+control+[1, 2, 3, 4 or 5] switch the current selection to heading level 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5

  • shift+control+0 switches the current selection to regular paragraph formatting

  • ctrl+a selects all content in the SmartDoc

  • shift+enter creates a line break (without creating a new paragraph)

  • ctrl+_ creates a horizontal line

  • ctrl+z undo

  • shift+ctrl+z redo


Certain character combinations are converted to emoji automatically as you type (after you enter the key combination and hit space). These are a few examples:

  • :-) converts to πŸ˜ƒ

  • ;-) converts to πŸ˜‰

  • <3 converts to ❀️

You can find emojis by typing a : (colon) followed by a descriptive word. A few ideas to get you started:

  • :heart

  • :party

  • :person

  • :cat

You can read all about Emoji (including more auto-converted text) in this article.

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