Our rich text editor supports common formatting options like headings, bold text, lists, tables, and more.
Dovetail’s editor is a rich text ‘WYSIWYG’ editor similar to Confluence, Evernote, Microsoft Word, or Google Docs. It supports common formatting options like headings, bold text, italic text, blockquotes, bullet lists, numbered lists, tables, and more.
In terms of formatting, our editor behaves more or less the same in the project readme, notes, tag descriptions, and insights. All of these support real time collaborative editing, which means you can invite other people to work on the same document at the same time.
You can choose to format your content in Dovetail with your mouse using the editor toolbar, or via keyboard shortcuts and quick actions as you type. You will need to have the correct access, ensure the editable toggle switch is enabled, and make sure your cursor is inside the editor to be able to edit content.
Simply select some text with your cursor or keyboard and click one of the icons in the editor toolbar to apply formatting. For example, click B to make text bold.
Most text formatting options have an equivalent keyboard shortcut. To see all the available shortcuts, click the Actions (···) menu in the top right of the project readme or a note, tag, or insight, then click Shortcuts.
Dovetail supports some Markdown-inspired quick actions to insert headings and format text inline. For example,
### followed by a space will insert a Heading 3, and
1. followed by a space will start a numbered list.
Our editor supports all file types from JPEGs to PDFs to ZIP files. Files can be inserted into notes through the editor toolbar, or by dragging and dropping files into the editor area on a note, tag description, insight, or the project readme.
To insert one or more files while in a note:
Certain file types will have inline previews which will let you view or playback the file without needing to download it. These include:
If a file does not have an inline preview (e.g. PDF), you will need to open the file in your browser or download it to view its contents.
Inline tables can be inserted into the editor. Just click the Table icon in the editor toolbar, then Insert table, or use the appropriate keyboard shortcut.
To add a row or column:
To remove a row or column:
To resize a column:
To toggle header row or column:
To delete a table:
Dovetail’s editor supports real time concurrent editing. If two or more people open the same note, tag, insight, or project readme, then all changes to the content will be synced in real time between everyone in the session.
When new people join the session, their profile photo will appear in the top right of the header. You will also be able to see other people’s cursor positions.