Formatting a message in a Space

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You can apply special formatting to messages you write in a Space using a rich text editor. In addition to standard text formatting options like bold and italics, the editor gives you the option to insert links and attach pictures, emojis and videos to your messages.

The rich text editor is available when you create or edit a message within a Space. It is also available to Space moderators when they add or edit a welcome message for a Space.

  1. Create a new or edit an existing message.
  2. Select the text that you want to format or place the cursor where you want to type.
  3. Use the formatting tools to style your message:
    • Bold: apply bold formatting

      Alternatively, press Ctrl+B on Windows or COMMAND+B on Mac.

    • Italics: apply italics formatting

      Alternatively, press Ctrl+I on Windows or COMMAND+I on Mac.

    • Underline: apply underline formatting

      Alternatively, press Ctrl+U on Windows or COMMAND+U on Mac.

    • Strikethrough: apply strikethrough formatting

      Alternatively, press Ctrl+S on Windows or COMMAND+S on Mac.

    • Highlight: apply highlight formatting

    • Paragraph format: apply paragraph formatting

      After clicking the align text icon, you can select one of the following options: Normal, Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, Code.

    • Quote: insert a quote

    • Align: align text

      After clicking the paragraph format icon, you can select one of the following options: Align left, Align center, Align right, Align justify.

    • Bullet and numbered lists: insert a bulleted or numbered list

      The first time that you click the list icon, bullets are applied. Clicking the icon for a second time applies numbering. Numbering values cannot be changed. Number lists always start with number 1.

    • Insert link: insert a link

      After clicking the link icon, a pop-up appears where you need to enter the URL and a text for the link and then click Insert.

    • Insert image: insert an image

      After clicking the insert image icon, a pop-up appears where you need to drop an image or click to open the file upload dialog. Alternatively, you can click the URL tab on the pop-up, insert a URL in the input field, and then click Insert.

    • Insert video: insert a video

      After clicking the insert video icon, a pop-up appears where you need to paste a video URL in the input field and click Insert. Alternatively, you can click the Upload video tab on the pop-up and then drop a video or click to open the file upload dialog.

    • Insert table: insert a table

      After clicking the insert table icon, a pop-up appears where you can select the number of rows and columns.

    • Emoji: insert an emoji

      After clicking the emoji icon, a pop-up appears where you need to click the emoji or emoticon, from the available categories, that you want to insert to your message.

    • Attach files: attach files

      On the file upload dialog that opens, you need to locate the files you want to attach and click Open.

    • Undo: undo your last action

    • Redo: redo your last action

The following tools are not available when you reply or edit a reply to a topic in a Space:
  • Paragraph format

  • Align

  • Insert image

  • Insert video

  • Insert table

  • Insert horizontal line

The attach file tool is not available to Space moderators when they add or edit a welcome message.

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