Adding notes and long text

Sometimes you need to add lots of text to give context to your ideas – different specs, documentation or why not capture meeting notes. For this, separate notes work the best. Long text notes live in the right sidebar in Deekit so that you can edit content on the whiteboard and in your notes at the same time. And of course for each note you can add a preview link(s) to the whiteboard, too.

Select Text tool

Choose Long note tool and choose the settings you wish to have. You can immediately choose what type of preview you wish to add on your whiteboard and also choose a note template to get started faster.

Click anywhere on the canvas to add the note.

Alternatively you can add note from the right sidebar – open the sidebar with your notes.

Note settings

Preview

Choose what kind of preview your note should have:

  • Preview as link creates small link icon on your canvas and you can choose your custom icon – shortcut, idea, decision, important or simple ellipsis.
  • Preview paragraph will add the first paragraph from your note on the whiteboard as a preview and of course, it also behaves as a link to the actual note itself.
  • Full preview adds entire content on the whiteboard and links back to the note.

Note templates

There are few note templates to help you get going quickly:

  • Meeting notes
  • Planning
  • Setting and tracking OKRs
  • PPP report (works both for weekly and monthly PPP)
  • Template for preparing and running marketing experiments

There are few shortcuts available when adding and working with long notes.

Note editing

We have what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor in Deekit – you can customize the heading size, add links, lists, blockquotes and code snippets in Deekit.

But you can add also markdown in the editor.

Markdown

Markdown like this results in a nicely formatted table:

This is a nice table:

| Objective | Mid | Score |
| ——— |:—:| —–:|
| Example objective 1 | 0.4 | 0.60 |
| Example objective 2 | 0.5 | 0.75 |
| Example objective 3 | 0.3 | 0.30 |
| Summary: | 0.42 | 0.65 |

Markdown like this creates headings:

# First level heading
## Second level heading
### Third level heading etc

Markdown like this creates lists:

* Is a bullet list
– Will result also in a bullet list
   – Will result in second level bullet list
1. Will add numbered bullet list

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Cmd+enter save and close the editor
  • Cmd+C to copy text to clipboard
  • Cmd+V to paste from clipboard
  • Cmd+X will cut selected items
  • Alt+drag will create a new copy of the note preview wherever you drag
  • Cmd+B changes text to bold

  • Ctr+enter save and close the editor
  • Ctr+C to copy text to clipboard
  • Ctr+V to paste from clipboard
  • Ctr+X will cut selected text
  • Alt+drag will create a new copy of the note preview wherever you drag
  • Ctr+B changes text to bold

  • Ctr+enter save and close the editor
  • Ctr+C to copy text to clipboard
  • Ctr+V to paste from clipboard
  • Ctr+X will cut selected text
  • Alt+drag will create a new copy of the note preview wherever you drag
  • Ctr+B changes text to bold

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