With Coda, you can use drag-and-drop templates to quickly add things like topic voting tables or team sentiment trackers to your docs. But sometimes, you might just want to add a quick check-in to get feedback within your text—or add a reaction button to a table you’ve already built. Read on to learn how!

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Adding reactions to text

Adding reactions to tables


Adding reactions to text

You can add a reaction anywhere on the page/canvas in Coda by typing /reaction. Select Reaction from the quick insertion menu, and then customize:

  1. Give your reaction a name so you can reference it in formulas or find it in your doc map.

  2. Choose or search for the icon you want to visually represent the reaction.

  3. Choose whether to display the number of times the reaction has been engaged or the people who have engaged with it. You can also choose None for the reaction to simply toggle on and off each time someone clicks on it.

    💡 Tip: Even if you choose Number, you can hover over a reaction to see the people who have interacted with it.

  4. Set the size as Small, Medium, or Large.

  5. Add “Disable If” logic if desired; for example, you may want to disable reactions after a certain date and time.


Adding reactions to tables

Maybe you want to get feedback on a set of ideas in a table, or sort rows based on how many people have voted for each idea. You can add a reaction column to any table:

  1. Either change an existing column type to Reaction (this will overwrite existing values), or add a new column and choose Reaction as the column type.

    💡 Note: You can change the column type by hovering over the column name and clicking on the column format icon that appears in the top right. Then hover over Column type to reveal the full list of column type formats.

  2. Choose or search for the icon you want to visually represent the reaction.

  3. Choose whether to display the number of times the reaction has been engaged or the people who have engaged with it. You can also choose None for the reaction to simply toggle on and off each time someone clicks on it.

    💡 Tip: Even if you choose Number, you can hover over a reaction to see the people who have interacted with it.

  4. Add “Disable If” logic if desired; for example, you may want to disable reactions after a certain date and time.


To learn more about different column types and formats, check out this article.

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