Block View - Markdown Editor

About the Markdown Editor

The Markdown Editor Block in On2Air allows you to write and view your text from an Airtable field in Markdown format. You can use it as a full Markdown editor, a split option to view Markdown side-by-side with a preview, or use the preview mode.

How to use Markdown in Airtable

In this article:

Add the Markdown Editor
Markdown Editor Settings
How to Use Blocks
Search Records
Manage Layouts

Other View Types Available
Current Record Editor
Record Previewer
Linked Record Editor
Linked Table Viewer
Table Viewer
Google Docs/Sheets/Slide Editor
Text Editor
HTML Editor
JSON Editor

Add the Markdown Editor

To add a Block view

Click the gear icon above the layout

Click the + icon

Choose the Block View


You can also add a new Block from any other Block

Click the Menu icon on any Block

Click the + Add Block icon

Markdown Editor Settings

The Markdown Editor Settings allows you to rename your column, choose the field containing your Markdown, change the style to the Airtable-style Markdown syntax.


To access the settings

Click the Settings icon
Select Field Settings

Markdown Field - Choose the field you want displayed

Keep Airtable Markdown Syntax - Airtable doesn't follow the standard Markdown syntax.
You can enable this to maintain Airtable-style Markdown. They don't use the standard 'checkbox' syntax. For checkboxes to show up in a Rich Text field, you can use the Airtable-style syntax.

Initial Edit Type

You can view the Markdown formatting in WYSIWG standard formatting or in strict Markdown using symbols

WYSIWG - This will allow your text and content to display exactly as it would in a finished format. You can select formatting styles such as Headings, Bold, Numbered list, etc. without having to use Markdown symbols

Markdown - This will allow you to edit your content by using Markdown symbols

Markdown Preview

Tabs - Display a Write tab and Preview tab to switch between writing your text and previewing the final output

Split Screen - Display your Writing field and a Preview field at the same time

Once you’ve chosen your settings, click Done


Learn how to Use Block Views


Learn how to Search Records


Learn how to Manage Layouts for your Block Views

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