3. Text formatting

Formatting posts on Ingenuity is super simple—just select the text you want to format and choose the relevant option from the toolbar. Below you’ll find all the formatting options offered by the Writer’s Tool.

Simple formatting

Bold

Click in the text block to open the toolbar. Select the text you want to format and click the B button to apply the formatting.

Italics

Click in the text block to open the toolbar. Select the text you want to format and click the i button to apply the formatting.

Click in the text block to open the toolbar. To create a hyperlink in your post, select the text you want to convert into a link, click on the chain icon in the toolbar to hyperlink the selected text, paste or type in a link (e.g., https://ingenuity.siemens.com/), and press Enter.

Titles and subtitles

The title is preformated at the top of the post. Subtitles can be added by clicking Add Block and selecting Subtitle.

  • Title: Only the first line of the story is considered the title.
  • Subtitle: To bring structure into your longer article, you can use subtitles to enter subheadings for your article.

Quotes

Click Add Block and select Quote from the available text blocks. Now you can enter the quote and the citation. To change the text block to another format, you can click on the three dots next to the block type and choose a different block.

Lists

Simple bulleted and numbered lists in posts are also supported on Ingenuity.

  • To begin a bulleted list, go to a new line, type in * (asterisk), and press Space. Alternatively, you can click Add Block, select List and choose the bulleted list in the toolbar.
  • To begin a numbered list, go to a new line, type in 1. (numeral one, period), and press Space. Alternatively, you can click Add Block, select List and choose the numbered list in the toolbar.

For either type, pressing Enter at the end of a line will begin another item. Press Enter again to escape list formatting.

Note: Numbered lists cannot be continued after a section break, or between images.

Interview Question

The special block for interviews is optimised for transcribing long interviews. Click Add Block and select Interview Question from the available special blocks. Now you can enter the questions, name of the interviewed person and answers. To change the text block to another format, you can click on the three dots next to the block type and choose a different block.

Listicles

The special block for listicles highlights blocks with a number and allows to highlight learnings, key take aways or next steps within an article. Click Add Block and select Listicle from the available special blocks. Now you can enter the multiple listicle items. To change the text block to another format, you can click on the three dots next to the block type and choose a different block.

Common questions

How can I make a single-spaced line break?

To make a single-spaced line break (as in poetry) go the end of your line and press Shift + Enter at the same time.

How can I add a footnote?

Footnotes are not supported on Ingenuity, but you can still manually add your footnotes at the bottom of your post.