Shortcut Docs allows for free form documentation, ideation, and collaboration in an easy-to-use document editor.
You can use Docs to house any internal documentation that you would like to share or reference anywhere in Shortcut. Here are a few ways our team uses Docs:
Creating a simple, clean list of action items
Housing release notes
Sharing meeting minutes
Drafting marketing and blog posts
Planning Team goals in a living, collaborative document
Check out the Getting Started with Docs video for a quick overview.
The Docs Menu found on the left-hand side of the page allows you to navigate between your personal collection of docs and docs publicly available throughout the Workspace.
- Recently viewed Docs.
- My Docs
- Docs that you've created.
- All Docs
- Docs that are publicly available in the Workspace.
- Docs that you've added as "Following".
- New commments in these Docs generate email notifications.
- A labeled group that Docs can be added to (similar to how an Epic houses Stories).
What is Doc Permissions?
Do you have sensitive information that you want to restrict access to? Well now you can in Docs! Doc Owners can choose to assign Doc Access by selecting the dropdown menu at the top-right of the page. Choose between Workspace-wide, Shared (with specific teammates), or Private (only visible to you).
The Blocks Toolbar
Check out the versatility of blocks! You can add customized lists, quotes, tables, multimedia, and code blocks. Simply select the icon (Edit Block) to get started!
- Heading Styles
- Make your text more visible by adding heading styles (1-3).
- Choose between bulleted, numbered, or to-do lists.
Threaded lists can be created by selecting Enter to create a new list line and then Tab to create a sublist.
- Block Quote
- Highlight text as a quote to make it more visible.
- Horizontal Line
- Add a horizontal line in the Doc to segment or section text.
- Code Block
- Add a codeblock by choosing between different markup/programming languages.
- Add a table with customized rows and columns.
- Add an image from your device or embed a video by entering its URL.
Looking to format your text, create a Story, or add a comment? Simply start by highlighting some text.
- Text Style
- You can add bold, italic, and strikethrough formatting to your text.
- Add highlighting to your text using one of four colors.
- Create Story
- Open a Story Modal containing the highlighted text as the Story Title.
- Add a URL to the highlighted text to format it as a hyperlink.
- Wrap the text in code formatting.
- Add a comment to the Doc referencing the highlighted text.
Mention a teammate in a comment by entering and selecting their name.
Look for thesymbol. This menu is accessible from within the Doc in the upper right and from the Docs Menu options (e.g. Recent, My Docs, All Docs, and Following).
A deleted Doc cannot be recovered
There are two types of Relationships for Docs:
The Roadmap, Team detail, and Reports pages cannot be mentioned at this time.
To quickly insert a Shortcut link for a Story, Epic or Doc, you can also utilize the keyboard shortcut "/" - which will populate the search bar right on the Doc. Once added, the mentioned Story, Epic, or Doc will be reflected in the Doc Relationships sidebar.
→ Search for the respective entity in the Search bar in the Relationships sidebar.
To link a Doc from a Story
→ Use the Relationships Option, Docs Tab and search for the Doc.
To link a Doc from an Epic, Iteration, Label, Milestone, or Project
→ Use the "Link Doc to [Epic, Iteration, Label, Milestone, or Project]" option. You may also create a Doc from here by clicking Create Doc for . This newly created Doc will automatically be linked.