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 Note tool from left sidebar

Start writing your note. You can use the simple editor to format your note content. Close the sidebar (Esc) or press “Done” once you are finished.

Note settings

Preview

Each note will have a note box on canvas. We’ve kept the editor nicely on the side so you can browse and pan around the board while editing your 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 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
  • Enter Add new line, split lines
  • Shift + enter Hard line break, new line
  • Cmd + b Bold
  • Cmd + i Italics
  • Cmd+. Toggle inline code style
  • Shift-Ctrl-1 Heading 1
  • Shift-Ctrl-2 Heading 2
  • Shift-Ctrl-3 Heading 3
  • Shift-Ctrl-0 Paragraph text
  • Shift-Ctrl-8 Bullet list
  • Shift-Ctrl-9 Numbered list
  • Cmd + [ or Shift-Tab Shift list items to left
  • Cmd + ] or Tab Shift list items to right
  • Ctrl+ > Blockquote
  • Shift + Ctrl + \ Code block
  • Cmd + _ Add horizontal rule
  • Cmd + k  Add a link
  • * text – text + text Bullet list
  • —  –  (long dash)

  • 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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