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, working through ideas, creating content internally/externally, etc.

There are two ways to create different headings and text sizes. One is by highlighting your text (3 heading styles) and the other is through a keyboard/markdown shortcut (6 heading styles). We'll go over both ways below:

🎥 Watch this video to learn more👇

1️⃣ How to Create Three Types of Headers Manually

👉🏼1. Highlight any portion of your text.

👉🏼2. 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

👉🏼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

🎙 If you have any questions or suggestions, please message us on our in-app chat (click on the [?] on the top bar and select chat with us) or email us at hello@bit.ai.

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