How can I apply formatting to text in PPO?

In certain use cases you might want to apply formatting to text in PPO for instance to make text bold, to apply italics or to denote a heading.  Markdown allows users to format text inside free text fields.

Markdown is currently supported on any free-text fields on Entity View pages, Life Cycle process steps, Validation rule messages, Report Mailers, E-Mail Events, and in notes on time entries. Be aware that on time entry notes we currently only support hyperlinks and in all other instances we do not support images or SVG.

When using markdown in free text fields, you have the ability to see a preview of your text before submitting it. 

Examples of using markdown:

To make text bold, add two asterisks around your text **like this**.  In the Description field below we have applied bold formatting to FAIS requirements

Edit page on the left and markdown preview on the right:


View page:



To add bullets, add an asterisk OR a hyphen in front of the text i.e * Item 1 OR - Item 1



To apply italics to text, add single asterisks around your text *like this*.


To add a hyperlink use the syntax like this  [PPO Website](  


To apply headings you need to add a hashtag and a space in front of your text. The following can be used depending on the size of the heading you need.

# H1

## H2

### H3 

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