In March 2022, we retired the original Text content block and replaced it with two new content blocks:
We made these changes for the following reasons:
- To create a better user experience by providing enhanced text formatting options
- To improve the rendering of text content pasted from an external tool or word processor.
As mentioned above, these new content blocks include enhanced text formatting options. First and foremost, we moved many formatting options to the sidebar. Through this, we've also improved and streamlined our text toolbar. For example, we've included a button for non-breaking spaces.
A font-weight parameter is also now available for text content. This option allows you to use a bolded version of your font. If your workspace requires a specific font, you can use font variations with custom fonts.
You may notice these improvements in other text-based content blocks, such as:
The new paragraph block functions much like the original text content block. However, you'll notice new options when using it.
The new features available are:
- Font weight, which allows you to select between the regular or bolded variations of your font.
- Paragraph spacing, which provides granular control over the carriage return/line break spacing. This option allows you to increase/reduce the space between your paragraphs.
Some settings moved from the text toolbar to the content properties sidebar, including:
- Font family
- Font size
- Text direction
As a result, the text toolbar is a bit smaller too.
The only addition to the text toolbar is the icon to the right of the emoticons option. You can use this button to insert non-breaking spaces with the click of a button.
The list content block includes all the new features seen in the paragraph content block. However, you'll find some content properties specific to list content.
The options specific to the list content block are as follows:
- List type, which allows you to choose an ordered or unordered list.
- List style type, which enables you to select some basic styling options for your list.
- Start list from, which is a conditional option that populates when you choose an ordered list. Use this if you're creating an ordered list across multiple content blocks.
- List items spacing, which allows granular control over the spacing between list items.
- List items indent, which allows granular control over the indent on list subitems.
Note on existing text content blocks
Many templates still include the original text content block. If you've used it for some time, you likely have custom templates that use the text content block as well. In other cases, you may have saved rows that include this type of content.
Existing text content blocks will populate with the original formatting options. As a result, any of your templates or saved rows that include it will not update automatically. You'll see the original behaviour in the toolbar and sidebar with the old content block.
You can continue to use the text block in any design where it already exists. Alternatively, you can use saved rows to continue designing with it. However, the text content block will no longer be available from the Content tab. To create text content from scratch, please use the new Paragraph and List blocks.
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