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Using and formatting markdown to customize Reclaim event descriptions
Using and formatting markdown to customize Reclaim event descriptions

Customize your event descriptions for events created by Reclaim with markdown.

Updated over a week ago

Reclaim gives you the option to add and edit event descriptions with notes or links for each of your individual Habits, Tasks, and Smart 1:1s meetings.

If you want to customize your description beyond just text – you can edit how the event descriptions appear with markdown syntax to create headers, bolding, italics, lists, hyperlinks, images, and more.

Here’s a quick guide to get started with markdown formatting.

What is markdown syntax and how do I use it?

Markdown is a lightweight markup language that allows you to add formatting elements to plaintext - or in our case, your event description.

Simply write out the specific element syntax you want to apply to text in your event description (examples in the markdown formatting guide below) so you can customize how it appears in your Planner event.

For example, if you wanted to hyperlink plaintext, the markdown syntax is:

[text to link](URL)

So, say you want to link your Task list to your 'Weekly Status Report' Habit event – you'd use this easy markdown format in the notes section of that Habit:

And the markdown formatting would display on your scheduled Habit event as:

Markdown formatting guide

Check out the table below for more markdown formatting examples to use in your event descriptions.

Element

Markdown

Result

Bold

**bold text**

Italic

_italicized text_

Heading
H1
H2
H3

# 
##
###

Numbered list

1. First item
2. Second item
3. Third item

Bullet list

- First item
- Second item
- Third item

Checklist

- [x] First item
- [ ] Second item

Hyperlink

[text to link](URL)

Images and Files (Must be available online with an http:// style links)

![alt text](URL/image.jpg)

Does Google Calendar support markdown?

Unfortunately, Google Calendar does not fully support markdown formatting. If you use markdown to customize the descriptions on your Reclaim smart events, it will show the full element markdown syntax in the event description.

Note: Markdown hyperlinked URLs will still be included in the Google Calendar event description (as seen in the example above).

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