Aha! Create | Text editor

The text editor in Aha! Create is where you take all your notes. Use rich text formatting options to add structure and clarity to your notes, add images and embed whiteboards to provide visual context, and collaborate in real time with your teammates. This article covers some of the key features of the text editor.

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The text editor toolbar

The Aha! text editor toolbar adjusts to fit the width of your screen. Depending on the size of your browser window, the toolbar might look slightly different for you.

Note: You can also use shortcuts to access many elements on the text editor toolbar.

Icon

Name

Options

Function

Formatting

  • Paragraph

  • Heading 1

  • Heading 2

  • Heading 3

  • Heading 4

  • Heading 5

  • Heading 6

  • Preformatted

  • Quote

Format your selected text into paragraphs, headers, preformatted code blocks, or pull quotes.

Bold


Bold your text

Italics


Italicize your text

Underline


Underline your text

Strikethrough


Strikethrough your text

Code snippet


Put your text in a code snippet.

Text color

Text color

  • Black

  • Gray

  • Orange

  • Green

  • Blue

  • Red

  • White

Text highlight

  • White

  • Yellow highlight

  • Gray highlight

  • Green highlight

  • Blue highlight

  • Red highlight

Change the color of your text, or highlight it.

Clear formatting


Clear all formatting from your selected text.

Alignment

  • Left align

  • Center align

  • Right align

  • Justify

Align your text:

  • With the left margin

  • Around the center of the text editor

  • With the right margin

  • With both left and right margins

List

Insert a list:

  • Bulleted list

  • Numbered list

  • Checkboxes

Adjust a list's indentation:

  • Decrease indent

  • Increase indent

Insert a list or adjust a list element's indentation.

Table

  • Insert table

    • Table dimensions grid

  • Merge cells

  • Split cells

  • Cell background color

    • Color selection grid

  • Cell vertical alignment

    • Top

    • Middle

    • Bottom

  • Insert row above

  • Insert row below

  • Insert column left

  • Insert column right

  • Add space above table

  • Add space below table

  • Delete row

  • Delete column

  • Delete table

  • Clear contents

Insert a table into the text editor.

Insert link


Insert a hyperlink into the text editor.

More menu

  • Table of contents

  • Label

  • Divider line

  • Callout box

    • Information

    • Note

    • Warning

    • Tip

  • Whiteboard

  • Insert a table of contents into your text editor based on heading-formatted text.

  • Convert highlighted text into a label for a visual callout and choose from one of the available colors.

  • Insert a divider line into the text editor to break your writing into sections.

  • Insert a callout box.

  • Embed a whiteboard to create diagrams and collaborate on visual concepts.

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Use visual styling options

Form follows function. You will use the Aha! text editor to document some of your most important work — from strategic innovations to customer insights, meeting agendas, and launch plans. So format your writing to guide your audience, emphasize your conclusions, and build a convincing narrative.

  • Add a Table of contents so your audience can skip ahead to a relevant section. Use header formatting for different sections of your work, then enable the table of contents (in the More + dropdown).

    • Click any link to jump to a specific section.

    • Click the icon in the upper-right to collapse it.

    • Insert a link with #top as the URL to jump your audience from a section of the text editor back up to the table of contents.

  • Use Callout boxes to highlight critical copy. Select Callout box from the More + dropdown, then choose from one of four options: Information, Note, Warning, or Tip. Each has its own background color to draw your audience's eyes to different types of messages.

  • Add Labels to organize lists and update statuses. Highlight text, open the More + dropdown, click Label, then select a color. For example, you may want to visually communicate that a project is at risk or that a task has been completed.

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Collaborate in real time

Multiple users can simultaneously edit and see other users editing in the text editor. When more than one user is present in the same editing session, other participants are shown as flags that display the users' names. The flags move in real time as other users make updates in the text editor.

To begin collaborative editing, start by modifying a note where your fellow collaborators are currently adding content.

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Embed a whiteboard

You can embed a whiteboard directly into your note from the text editor. Just click + on the text editor toolbar and select Whiteboard while editing a note. A new whiteboard will be added below your cursor. Click the pencil icon to edit the whiteboard or double-click the whiteboard to open it to edit fullscreen. When you are finished modifying your whiteboard, click the X to exit and return to your note. To remove an embedded whiteboard, click the trashcan icon and click to confirm that you would like to delete it.

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Add and modify tables

To insert a table, place your cursor where you would like the table to appear. Then click the Table dropdown on the text editor toolbar and use the grid of cells to highlight the number of rows and columns that you need.

The table will automatically size itself to fit the dimensions of your text, images, or links. You can resize the table by dragging any of the borders of your table.

Modify the table by clicking on a cell or highlighting a group of cells, then clicking the dropdown in the top-right corner of a cell. From the dropdown, you can merge cells, split cells, adjust the cell text's vertical alignment (top, middle, bottom), add and remove rows/columns, clear table contents, or delete the table.

You can also customize the look of your table by adding background colors to cells, rows, and columns. Select the cell(s) you want to color, click the Table dropdown in the corner of a selected cell, then click Cell background color to select from one of 70 colors.

Note: If your background color makes it hard to read your text, you can change your text color to white.

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