As of December 2021, Amplenote offers 3 ways to format your notes:
Via the toolbar at the top of the note window; this toolbar is visible when editing a note in Notes Mode:
💡 Hover the mouse over an icon from the toolbar to view the associated keyboard shortcut for that formatting option.
By using the contextual toolbar that appears when you select text in your note; visible in Jots and Notes Mode:
By using the Keyboard Shortcuts & Markdown Syntax Examples.
Below is an overview of all the formatting options:
Links and Rich Footnotes
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Undo last action
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In Amplenote, code blocks recognize programming languages and color the code according to syntax. Code blocks do a number of other convenient things too, such as automatically indenting code or closing parentheses.
To specify the language you are about to use in a code block, simply include the name of the language anywhere in the first line of the block of code, for example in a comment.
Once you've specified the language, you may remove the first line from the code block, and it will remember the setting.
⚠️ Note: you may or may not see syntax highlighting here, depending on when you're reading this.
Not all of us are coders, and that's OK! You can also use code blocks to add some extra styling to your text.
Simply mention one of the supported color codes on the first line of the code block and see what happens:
The formatting toolbar is available in places where these options are otherwise hidden (e.g. Tasks and Jots Mode). Options available via this menu include all the usual text formatting, as well as link and Rich Footnote manipulation. Also, there are two editor options that are exclusive to this toolbar: Extracting text to a note or a Rich Footnote.
In addition to the usual formatting options, you might have noticed the extra buttons on the contextual toolbar:
Read more about Extracting text selection to Rich Footnotes
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