A few weeks ago we asked for feedback on a new doc header and toolbar for Coda. Thanks to your input, we’re excited to begin rolling out this new experience for all people who use Coda today!
After spending a lot of the past 18 months improving the visual design of Coda—everything from redesigning card views, to enabling cover images, to tweaks to make it easier to use tables, and custom chart colors—we realized we had the opportunity to create more space for your doc content and save your mouse a lot of miles traveled while editing your docs.
The new in-line text formatting toolbar frees-up the valuable top of the page real estate to allow for full edge-to-edge cover photos, and more space for more of your doc content without scrolling.
The new toolbar only shows-up when you select text to format, and saves your mouse the journey back-and-forth from the top of the page. (Of course, you can always use /keyboard shortcuts to format text as well). If you want to open the formatting toolbar without selecting text, just press ⌘ on a Mac, or Ctrl on a PC.
An added bonus: In some instances, like open row modals, the old formatting menu at the top of the page wasn’t accessible to apply formatting. By bringing text formatting in-line, you can apply text formatting just about anywhere!
We’ve also made it easier to format larger sections of text. You can still highlight entire paragraphs and apply editing, but now you can also click the 3-dot ‘kebab’ menu to the left of any paragraph to open the paragraph styling options. This should save you the time it takes to highlight (and scroll) to select large portions of text if you’d like to change them to lists, pull quotes, etc.
One thing we heard from your feedback was that it was difficult to find the Undo and Redo options. You can still find these options in the menu that appears when you hover over your doc title in the upper left of the page (the same place where you can access version history, printing options, etc.). Undo and redo can also still be accessed via keyboard shortcuts:
- On a PC:
Ctrl + Zfor undo;
Ctrl + Shift + Zfor redo
- On a Mac:
⌘ + Zfor undo;
⌘ + ⇧+ Zfor redo
Looking for a summary of how to access the various text options in Coda? Check out this resource in our help center.
Thank you again for your awesome Beta feedback, and we look forward to saving your mouse some journeys, and giving up some product real estate to make space for more of what matters—your doc!