Text editor

The one common input throughout Aha! for Product is text. The text editor is where you fill in a description for a feature or activity, finalize goals for the upcoming year, and add details to a future product release.

When you stop and think about it, you probably spend more time in the text editor than anywhere else in the application.

The Aha! for Product text editor includes:

Real-time collaborative editing

The Aha! for Product text editor offers the ability for multiple users to simultaneously edit and see other users editing description fields and notes. 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 description field or note where your fellow collaborators are currently adding content.

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Real-time collaboration is currently available in description fields for saved records and notes. It is not available in custom note fields, comments, or the create record (feature, release, initiative, etc.) modals.

The Aha! for Product text editor also provides a variety of tools to help you collaborate with your teammates.

  • Reference other users and link records together with # and @ mentions. Notify your collaborators of a record or note by typing an @ symbol followed by the user’s name. Add links to other records by typing the # symbol which will let you look up an issue directly from the text editor using either the reference ID or name of the record.
  • Highlight and change the color of your text by selecting the text that you would like to change, then choose the font icon to pick the color.
  • Add lists by clicking the bulleted list or numbered list buttons from the text editor toolbar.
  • Checklists can be added using the checkbox button on the text editor toolbar.
  • Share a direct link to the record — or to a full-screen view of the text editor itself. Once you have clicked the expanding arrows icon in the righthand corner of the text editor, copy the URL from your browser and share it with anyone who needs it. Their browser will skip them straight to a full screen view. 

Tip: To quickly add a comment, use the keystroke CMD + Enter (or CTRL + Enter) to add and save comments.

Floating menu and full-screen mode

You have likely seen it while browsing the internet — a menu that “sticks” to the top of your window as you scroll down a page. This ensures that you never have to scroll back to the top of a page when you need the toolbar. The menu is always floating there, waiting to be used, as you scroll down the page.

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Click the fullscreen icon on the text editor toolbar to expand the note or description to the full height and width of your browser window.

Add images

You can add images inline so you do not need to attach additional documentation with rich media. Simply click the image icon from the text editor toolbar, choose your image, and click Attach. The text editor also supports copy/paste and drag-and-drop for quickly adding images.

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Once the image has been added to your description, grab the edges to resize the image depending on the level of detail you need.

Add and modify tables

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

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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 right-clicking on a cell or group of cells. From the right-click menu, you can merge cells, split cells, add and remove rows/columns, clear table contents, or delete the table.

Track history and restore historical versions

The text editor tracks the history of changes made to a note or description. To view the record of changes and the user(s) who made them, click the history icon on the text editor toolbar.

During a collaborative session that involves multiple users, each user that modified the document will be displayed in the history of the record.

To restore a previous version, simply select one of the historical versions of your document and choose Revert to this version.

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