Include ability to do text formatting within tasks and notes (text editor)
This request has come up time and time again and pertains to procedure view rather than map view. There are times we'd like to call special attention to viewer to some section(s) and currently it's quite challenging.
Due to the Promapp paradigm that the best processes are simple, streamlined and very uncluttered, this is not on our roadmap for the short term.
While we won’t recommend this approach for the same reasons as above, you may consider using *asterisks" ALL CAPS or other basic callouts if needed. I realize this isn’t your ideal solution but after so many years of seeing what works and what doesn’t, we want to make sure we aren’t losing our core paradigm.
If you require sub or superscript or scientific figures etc, use the insert symbol in MS Word and copy and then paste into your Promapp process. It works with most of the symbols. I used the symbols under the normal text font.
Noala Degasperis commented
I understand Nintex's reason for not including formatting is that process steps are meant to be simple and straight forward, so bolding, underlining etc shouldn't be necessary (this question has been asked in the past here on UserVoice).
A workaround for email addresses specifically is to create them as a weblink, this then makes them very visible and separated out from getting lost in the task text.
To do this, use Weblink and start the URL with mailto: instead of http://
Our Users have been asking if there is a way for text to be displayed in bold or underlined in processes? This is particularly important for email addresses so that they are easily distinguished from the rest of the text.
Being able to bold or underline certain text words in Task area would be a huge help. Often details/instructions. I don't like using caps as to me that's shouting and using asterix's, these just get lost because it is such a small symbol.
I also have staff request this, but agree with Promapp's paradigm. I suggest staff use Word for bullets and copy/paste across, or simply us '-'. If this functionality is added I'd like the option to turn it off if preferred
Kieran Blenkarne commented
Being able to bold or underlined text would be a start - and looks a lot cleaner and more professional than adding asterisks or typing in all caps as suggested by Nintex above - both of which make it look messy.
Clare Cliff commented
I work around this but using MS Word or similar which allows format such as bullet points and then paste in the text. Not ideal but it gives me what I need.