You'll notice when you open up a Bit document that you won't see the traditional ribbon bar on top with formatting options like you do with Google Docs and Word. The main reason we have eliminated it is to make creating beautiful documents easy and remove design complexity so that you can focus on collaborating & sharing knowledge without wasting your valuable time.

Learn How to Format Text

There are two important ways to format text and you should know both ways. One is by typing and formatting text manually and another way is an even faster way with more formatting options and that is with keyboard shortcuts. 

🎥 Watch this video to learn more👇

💡QUICK TIP: Don't be intimidated by keyboard shortcuts. They are...

  • Easy to learn

  • Fun to play with

  • You'll be able to do more with your smart documents!

  • ...and we promise they will make your Bit life even more beautiful.

Here are two ways you can format text in Bit:

1️⃣ How to Format Text Manually

👉🏼1. Open up a Bit document and start typing.

2. 👉🏼Highlight any portion of your text.

3. 👉🏼You'll see a formatting toolbar appear that will allow you to choose from any of the following options:

  • Bold

  • Italics

  • Strikethrough

  • Adjust the heading size (H1, H2, H3)

  • Create a blockquote

  • Create a bullet point list

  • Create a numerical list

  • Create checklists

  • Add hyperlinks to your text 

  • Highlight your text (pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple & grey)

  • Link to another document (great for wikis, references, interlinking docs)

  • Create Inline comments (@mention teammates and chat)

2️⃣ How to Format Text with Keyboard Shortcuts & Markdown

For quick keyboard shortcuts & markdown follow these directions: 

  1. 👉🏼 Open up a Bit Document and click on the '(?)' help button on the top bar. 

2. 👉🏼 Choose 'Keyboard Shortcuts' from the dropdown menu.

💡Here is a look at all the keyboard shortcuts and markdown language Bit documents support for Mac & PCs:

🍎Mac Shortcuts

💠Windows Shortcuts

💡QUICK TIP: Important Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

  1. Undo

  2. Headings 5 & 6 (Small & Tiny Font)

  3. Add Line Above Any Widget

  4. Emojis

🎙 If you have any questions or suggestions, please message us on our in-app chat (click on the [?] on the top bar of Bit's platform and select chat with us) or email us at 

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