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Format Text in Work Items

To improve readability of a work item, you can format text in some text boxes, such as the Description box and the History box, in Team Explorer and Team Web Access. The formatting toolbar appears above each text box in which text formatting is available. The set of text boxes that support text formatting varies depending on the work item type.

Formatting toolbar

Formatting toolbar

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Contributors group or have the View work items in this node and Edit work items in this node permissions set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To format text in a work item

  1. Open the work item that contains the text that you want to format.

  2. Select the text that you want to format.

  3. On the Formatting toolbar for the field, click the text formatting tool that you want to use. You can also use the following shortcut keys to format your text:

    • Bold - CTRL+B

    • Italic - CTRL+I

    • Underline - CTRL+U

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