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How to use the editor at read.cash

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The editor is pretty simple and tries to get out of your way as much as possible. But, don't let the simplicity fool you - it allows you to do a lot.

Headings, subheadings

Adding headings and subheadings is simple - just click H1 (header), H2 (subheading) or type a hash (#) followed by a space at the beginning of the line, like this:

Bold, italics, links

To make something bold, italic or a link to somewhere, just select some text and you'll see a context menu:

Click B to make it bold (or you can also press Ctrl+B/Cmd+B), I for italics (Ctrl+I/Cmd+I).

"Add link" to make a link (it should be Ctrl+K/Cmd+K, but we haven't implemented it yet).

Underline is Ctrl+U/Cmd+U.

You can also use markdown shortcuts, like **bold** or *italic*.

Strike-through is ~strike-through~.

Images

To insert an image - just drag-n-drop it to the empty space or click the image button in the toolbar.

How to insert an image

Clipboard support

The other very convenient way to insert an image is by pasting it from the clipboard. Just copy the image to the clipboard and press Ctrl+V or Cmd+Von Mac.

Embeds

We currently support YouTube, Vimeo, Streamable, lbry.tv videos and SoundCloud embedding, but we'll add more integration later. Just paste the URL of the video into the text:

Alternatively you can click the "video" button in the toolbar.

Lists

To make a list - start a paragraph with a dash and a space - or an asterisk and a space (* ) - that should make a list like this:

  • Improve the editor

  • Improve it some more

  • Never stop improving

To make a numbered list - start with a number, a dot and space: 1. , like this:

  1. The most important part

  2. Second most

  3. ...the others

Code

There are two kind of code markup: inline (for stuff like variable names, etc...) and code block (for long pieces of code).

Inline code

To make an inline reference, like this: variableName - just type a backtick (`), then the name, then another backtick. Or select some text and click < > in the popup menu:

Code blocks

To make a code block:

Code block

Just type three backticks (```), then type or paste your code. Or you can click <> on an empty space:

Example of creating a code block with button and keyboard

Block quotes

"Adding a block quote is pretty easy." - read.cash authors

To add a block quote - start a line with > .

Saving the article

You can always press Ctrl+S or Cmd+S to save your article or click Save as Draft at the top of the editor.

Publishing the article

When you're ready - press the Publish button at the top of the editor.

To Do items

You can also add "To Do items", like this:

  • Boil the teapot

  • Fry the eggs

  • Take out the garbage

Just type [ ] at the beginning of the line.

You can even drag them to move.

Images

You can also position images on your screen.

You can also add shadow to the image - it makes some content better. Though it mostly works great if you have white background and some padding.

Final notes

We understand that our editor is not perfect. There are quirks. There is some missing functionality. But as we're also the ones who are using it - we're definitely going to improve it as much as possible.

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Gracias por esta guía, soy nuevo en el canal, tengo fé en que tendré buena aceptación, haré mi mejor esfuerzo y ayudaré en lo posible. Saludos

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This is valuable information. I was looking for #howto make a table layout. I know this from MarkDown

Header Row
First Row
Second Row

But it doesn't look to work in article preview. Looking forward to some feature like this.

PS. Oh, looks like it somehow works in comments. So lets add it into a code block here for others to explore on it, too.

|Header |Row |
|---|---|
|First |Row |
|Second |Row |

PPS. Ok, so as you can see in the article I put a link hereafter, the table is not working for articles. https://read.cash/@anli/spiele-slang-glossar-games-abbreviations-glossary-0f4cb98a

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Thank you

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I love you read cash

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1 year ago

Do you have plans to enable markdown mode?

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¡Buenas, tardes! Como sabrás soy nuevo en esta plataforma y estaba tratando de escribir un artículo completo y el editor no me deja escribir, se me regresa el cursor y me cambia las palabras, es decir, https://read.cash/write no me deja escribir libremente, ni siquiera el título del artículo. ¿Qué debo hacer?

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1 year ago

Hi there, I just published a second article. I still don't know how to classify article so it shows up under specific topic? Is there a way to do it?

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1 year ago

I came here to learn how to add pictures and videos and got rick rolled

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1 year ago

Fantastic! Good thing I read this because I thought what I used at another site would not apply here. hehe. Now it will make writing easier. Maybe add something on resizing the photos too? Otherwise I will just manually change the photo size. :) And also how to do sub and sup text? Tried using code block but it doesn't change from being a code block. Oh well.

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1 year ago

I have a doubt, as I can justify a text?

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1 year ago

Quiero escribir y publicar artículos en español pero el título se convierte a idioma inglés a pesar que elijo el idioma español. Pienso que hay algo que no estoy haciendo bien. Podrían orientarme sobre qué hacer para que lo que escriba se mantenga en idioma español?

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1 year ago

Hola @CCEscritora, quizás tenés el traductor a inglés puesto. No sé si el de read.cash (el logo del mundo) o el del navegador u otro. Ojalá te sirva de algo esto tan poco claro que estoy diciendo. Saludos.

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1 year ago

Thanks for the guidance, I always thought how some articles were written with all these edits now I know. I always look back to this whenever I am having a hard time editing my article.

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1 year ago

es muy bueno saber de cada una de las funciones para poder publicar, gracias por la explicacion

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3 months ago

this is awesome, i never knew about this functions before

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5 months ago

I'm a newbie and this has been very helpful, thank you!

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7 months ago

Muchas gracias por explicar los pasos a seguir para los principiantes de ésta página, me sirvió mucho, gané conocimientos y claridad al escribir un artículo y subir la imagen.

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9 months ago

Very much helpful especially to newbies, glad we have this here. So much helpful

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Gracias por la ayuda

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8 months ago

Why i can not like any article it shows error

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8 months ago

thank you so much. im a new member here. it helps me alot to understand the platform

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11 months ago

Thank you for guiding me😊

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11 months ago

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1 year ago

I saw the tools but for the love of god I have never tried them because I didn't think they were that useful, in my next article I will try to use them more to make my articles even better. I am always learning something new when it comes to read cash and noise cash. Just when you thought you had mastered both websites something that you never looked at before appears. Thanks for sharing.

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2 years ago

I got some ideas.Thanks😊

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1 year ago

Hi, may I know how to justify the text? Thanks in advance.

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1 year ago

My draft was saved MULTIPLE times while writing it. Post almost finished, I DEFINITELY saved the draft and then I clicked out and took a break. 20 minutes later, I came back to find my draft had completely disappeared. Should not an earlier version still be around in My Articles since I saved multiple times?

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2 years ago

how do i publish the same article to multiple communities?

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2 years ago

Indeed you are a genius, wish to be like you one day. Well explained and you have juct made editing easier

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Is there a way to put an extra space between characters?

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2 years ago

Nice one it help me in posting articles or short posts in everyday in this read.cash site I learn a lot

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2 years ago

How can i post my one article to multiple communities. My same article that i have posted on "my article" then i try to post it multiple communities but it does not let me post.

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Thanks for this informative article. It answered the questions in my mind.

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Of course this article helped me a lot Which things were much awkward for us Now almost a are cleared

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would it be possible to add a ref point to an article so if they click on a piece of text it would jump to a specific section?

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2 years ago

Wow nice bro

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2 years ago

Would you consider bestowing the same editing capabilities for writing comments?

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It's pretty hard from a technology point of view. We might add some capabilities to the comments editor, but definitely not all. The editor is pretty complex and hard to maintain already, we don't want to maintain TWO editors. And there's no easy way to use the same editor in two places.

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2 years ago

At least I can see that using the shortcuts for bold, italics, and inline code, still works on comments. And the > for quoting as well as the code block works too. Pretty good for the moment being!

What's the code to underline? Any shortcuts to insert images? Or at least to link out to imgur?

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Basically, all of this should work: https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/wiki/Markdown-Cheatsheet

I don't think there's a way to underline in Markdown

Images: ![](https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/raw/master/src/common/images/icon48.png )

Though I don't think it's a great idea to insert images into comments :) A link is preferable.

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The ability to import markdown would be great as I write in markdown editors, as do many serious writers. Love the site tho!