The same formatting rules apply for the different posts around Catenda Hub.
Posts can include issue descriptions, comments approval descriptions and approval comments.
Variations can apply with the different access to who can edit the post.
Catenda uses markdown to format text.
This means that certain characters before and after sentences will affect the styling of the text.
The following topics will be described in this articled in this article:
The following methods allow you to style your text:
Bold, italics, strikethrough
**This will be bold**
__This will also be bold__
*This will be italics*
_This will also be italics_
**This will be bold _combined with italics_**
~~This text will be stiked through~~
This will be bold
This will also be bold
This will be italics
This will also be italics
This will be bold combined with italics
This text will be stiked through
## in front of some text will make a header
Links in descriptions will be green and underlined.
Their text can be different than the url that the link points to.
Urls will be automatically turned into clickable links
Breaking up text and adding structure
The following methods let you enhance your text by breaking it up and adding structure:
Images in descriptions can have a link attached to them.
To embed images you can use this syntax
to get this image with the word text behind it.
Use a - followed by a space
- First element
- Second element
- to make a sublist just enter 4 spaces at the start of the line
this will turn into this:
to make a sublist just enter 4 spaces at the start of the line
Use a number followed by a period. What the number in front is, does not matter, just that it’s a number followed by a .
1. First item
2. Second item
1. ordered sublist item.
2. to create a sublist one have to insert 4 spaces in front.
1. What the number is does not matter.
That will turn into this:
ordered sublist item.
to create a sublist one have to insert 4 spaces in front.
The value of the number does not matter.
--- or more on their own line will create a divider:
These can be checked in the description by anyone with write access to the issue board.
- [ ] first item
- [x] second item
- [ ] sublist item
Will turn into this:
Click here to watch a quick video on how checklists can be used in the project.
Checklists in comments cannot be clicked on to be checked as only the comment author is allowed to edit their comment.
If you write
- [ ] or
- [x] the box will still apear unchecked and checked when the comment is submitted or saved after editing.
Checkboxes in comments
In comments can only be checked by formatting and can only be changed by the commentor as they are the only one that can edit the comment.
Text in descriptions can be ordered in tables.
| | Windows || |
| | Type 1 | Type 2 | Sum total |
|----------- | -------- | -------- | ----------- |
| **Price** | 500,- | 400,- | |
| **Amount** | 10 | 4 | |
| **Sum** | 5 000,- | 1 600,- | **6 600,-** |
will result in this
You can insert single lines of code like this:
` surrounding text will look like this:
``` above and below a bit of text will look like this:
It is not possible to add tables in code blocks
If you would like to know more about how text is formatted in comments and descriptions we use the markdown dialect "flexmark" to format this text.
Find out more about flexmark on their github page.
@ Mentioned members and teams
You can mention a user by typing
@ and writing the account name of the user.
Users and teams mentioned in the description of an issue will automatically follow the issue and thereby get notifications about future changes in the issue. This is a great way to ensure that more than just the assignee and requestee get notifications about future changes an issue.
# Tagged issues
You can tag issues by typing
# and writing the number of the issue
After pressing enter tagged issues will then look like # in the edited text. You can also manually write it like this.
After posting the text the link will dynamically show the color, status, title and issue number of the issue as well as contain a clickable link to this issue.
The issue that was tagged will also have the issue where it was tagged in its list of related issues.
Issues can manually be removed from related issues.