Using Haystack's Content Editor

How to format text and embed rich content in your posts, events, and resource pages.

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Written by Alison Morris
Updated over a week ago

The Haystack content editor makes it easy to build beautiful posts, resources, and events with just a few taps on your keyboard.

Formatting Text

After you give your post, event, or resource a title, click into the text body and just start typing! Your work will auto-save as you go.

Highlight any text to bring up the menu of styling tools.

You can also highlight and use your favorite keyboard shortcuts to style your text.

  • With text selected, press cmd/ctrl + b to bold text.

  • With text selected, press cmd/ctrl + i to italicize text.

  • With text selected, press cmd/ctrl + u to underline text.

  • With text selected, press cmd/ctrl + k to add a link.

Adding Rich Content and Media

Use slash commands to add rich content, like images, videos, tables, embeds from Google Drive, and more!

  • Typing / brings up your menu of content options.

  • Add any type of block by typing / and selecting the content type you'd like to add

  • Select the embed options to embed content from Google Drive, OneDrive, Sharepoint, Box, or Dropbox.

Embedding Files

  • Using /embed to add PDF embeds or video player embeds. To resize your embeds, click and drag the black resize bar at the bottom of the embed space, highlighted in yellow below.

Attaching Files

  • Using /file to attach an in-line line to download a file

Adding Tags

Tags make it easy for employees to view related content, find content in search, and more. You can add tags anywhere within your content, just as you would on Twitter or Instagram.

  1. In the text compose area, type #. You'll see a list of popular tags.

  2. Begin typing the tag you'd like to add. You'll see the suggested list will update as you type.

  3. Select the tag you'd like to add or create a new one.

  4. Once selected, you'll see the tag will switch colors to confirm it's a linked tag.

  5. Continue creating your post as usual—your tag will appear in your published content!

Adding Emojis Using : Emoji Codes

The : symbol makes make it easier for users to add emojis to their content. The : command will work a lot like our /-command in our main editor. To use it, type a : and then begin typing the name of your emoji, like heart or smile. Then use your mouse or keyboard to select the emoji from the menu.

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