Quick Insert
A faster, more streamlined way to add Coda building blocks to your docs using the / command.
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Written by Lena Webster
Updated over a week ago


Within your doc's canvas, the forward slash key (/) now operates as a shortcut to see and search the menu of building blocks that you can add to your Coda doc, bringing new dimension and interactivity to your docs and ideas.

For example, typing  /table enables you to insert a table directly into your doc, while  /button will show you options for the types of buttons you might add. If you remember one keyboard shortcut, this is a good one!

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We are essentially bringing the '+' button at the top of Coda docs "in-line" to where Makers are working. In other words, we brought all of the "insertable objects" that were spread out across the Coda UI into one place so you don't have to leave your keyboard to add a building block.

How does it work?

While you're working in Coda, you can add tables, views, details, cards, media, links, templates, buttons and more by typing  / . Not sure what you want to add? Typing  /  also opens up a searchable menu. 

Some examples:

  • Type  /table  to easily start building a new table

  • Type  /button  to see the various kinds of buttons available to directly to your doc's canvas: Add Row, Delete Row, Modify Rows, Notify User, Open Hyperlink, Push Buttons and/or a General Button you can customize and format on your own

  • Type /project to see various templates and tools for Projects, including templates for for Team Projects and Tasks, Timelines or Gantt charts

  • Or, just type  / to search for a solution that meets your needs!


Q: I actually want to type the character  /  as part of regular, old text. Won't this interfere with it?

A: The Quick Insertion menu should only be triggered by  /  when there is a space before it. This means that typing something like  solutions/benefits will not trigger the menu, since Coda understands you are typing a text string.

That said, if you do have a space before typing  / , you might see the Quick Insertion menu at first, but you can continue typing your text and it will eventually disappear. For example, if writing short-hand about a page on your website, typing something like /FAQ may trigger the menu at first, but as you continue typing, it will disappear.

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