Formatting Quora comments

It is possible to format Quora comments, e.g. with bold and italics, even though there isn’t any indication that it is possible.

In the distant past the web interface had a formatting toolbar when adding or editing comments, but this is now only available in some of the mobile apps. But the keyboard shortcuts still work.

Bold

Use Ctrl + B on selected text.

Italics

Use Ctrl + I on selected text.

Lists

Start with “1.” for ordered lists and “* ” (space after “*”) for unordered lists.

Or alternatively, use keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + 7 and Ctrl + Shift + 8, respectively (on a selection)

Links

In the answer editor the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + K, but it does not work for comments. Instead, paste in the link and edit the link text (if needed).

Code formatting

Use the “[code]” tag:

[code]Some text formatted as code[/code]

But note that it doesn’t work if copy-pasted directly from here (due to some embedded formatted). Remove that embedded formatted by copy-pasting it through a simple text editor.

An easier way is to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + K (works both on a selection and without).

Quoting (as in block quote)

Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + F9 (on a selection).

Mathematics

Quora uses the standard MathJax.

Use the “[math]” tag:

[math]E=mc^2[/math]

But note that it doesn’t work if copy-pasted directly from here (due to some embedded formatted). Remove that embedded formatted by copy-pasting it through a simple text editor.

An easier way is to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + L (works both on a selection and without).

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