Providing as much information as you can to your team members, ensures expectations are clear and tasks are completed as thoroughly and efficiently as possible. 

Formatting your text with lists, headings, highlights, and more solves many communication issues, and this doc will help explain what is possible in a ClickUp task. You can even embed items from other apps!

ClickUp's Text Editor

The extensive options in the editor menu let you emphasize exactly what's important. Don't forget to expand your options with the ellipses icon on the far right-hand side of your toolbar! 

Insert Images

Add images directly into your task's description with the image locator or with a simple copy and paste!

Re-size images to fit in line with the rest of your task! 

Extra Editing that become available include:

  • Superscript
  • Subscript
  • Increase indent
  • Decrease indent
  • Text align right, center, left
  • Undo & Redo 

Syntax Highlighting

When using Code block formatting, ClickUp will interpret just about any language with colorized-clarity. Here are some of the most popular:

  • Javascript
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • CSS
  • Java
  • PHP
  • HTML

Markdown Shortcuts

Convert markdown to rich text formatting without leaving your keyboard. This includes your traditional formatting shortcuts as well as some custom items:

  • Headings - # H1 text # , ## H2 text ## , etc
  • Bold - * bold text *  
  • Italics - _ italicized text _   
  • Strikethough - ~ text with a line through it ~
  • Bulleted list - - starts a bulleted list 
  • Numbered list - 1. starts a numbered list 
  • Checkbox - [] creates a simple checkbox
  • Block Quote - > starts long quote formatting
  • Inline Code -  `  highlights simple text
  • Code Blocks -  ``` pre-formats simple text
  • Syntax highlighting -   ``` + space interprets and colors many programming languages
  • Divider - --- adds a dividing line into description

Other Items

Comments Editor

  • Bold - *  bold text *   
  • Italics - _  italicized text _    
  • Strikethough - ~  text with a line through it ~ 
  • Block Quote - > + space  starts long quote formatting
  • Inline Code -   `   highlights simple text
  • Code Blocks -   ```   pre-formats simple text
  • Syntax highlighting -  ``` + space interprets and colors many programming languages

Embedding

ClickUp knows when you add a link from trusted platforms. It automatically embeds an iFrame so that you can preview in ClickUp! 

Supported platforms include: 

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Vine
  • VideoPress
  • Figma
  • Loom

Are there any other formatting items you'd like to see in ClickUp? If so, please add a comment, vote, or new request on our feedback board here!

Pro Tip: When using the Syntax Highlighter hitting enter three times in a row will break you out of the highlighting.

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