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Rich Text

Display your data as styled content

With the Rich Text component, you can apply italic text, bold text, different text sizes, inline images, links, and more using Markdown syntax.

A Rich Text component
A Rich Text component

Do not use HTML tags or CSS code in the Rich Text component. Although some CSS code and HTML tags such as <iframe> may function, they are unsupported in Glide and could break at any time.

How to add a Rich Text component

  1. Make sure you are on a Details screen.
  2. Select the plus symbol in the Screen panel on the left side of the Layout Editor.
  3. Under Insert Component, select Rich Text.
    Select Rich Text
    Select Rich Text
  4. In the General tab on the right side of the Layout Editor, in the Text field, select the column you want to display. Or, select Custom to enter a custom value.
    An example of Markdown in a Rich Text component
    An example of Markdown in a Rich Text component

If you select a column from your data source that contains Markdown, it will be displayed with the specified styling in your project. You can also apply Markdown styling to custom text.

Learn more about Markdown

  • For an in-depth explanation of what Markdown is and how to use it, check out the Markdown Guide.
  • To learn the specifics about Markdown’s syntax, see John Gruber’s Syntax page on Daringfireball.net.
  • If you’d like to try a browser-based Markdown text editor, try StackEdit.
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