Allow html in description and comments
In description and comments, it is not possible (or I haven't found) to write bold or italic text, or any formatting option. It'd be useful if Planner allowed html or any other language enabling formatting, or at least if Planner could recognize hyperlinks...
Mikie Swier commented
support and allowing formatting of the Notes/Description and Comments would be very useful.
This will allow linking / making refences to other objects like SPO, lists, posts in Teams, etc, etc.
Jason Baker commented
Any updates on the WYSIWYG or Rich content editor? I just stumbled into Planner and love everything I am seeing. Except the lack of WYSIWYG or Rich Text editor for descriptions, notes, and comments. Being able to bold or add italics, lists, etc... would be amazing!
Really crazy that comments don't have a WYSIWYG front end. I have found a work around.
Once the first comment is posted, you can reply to the comment in Outlook. When the comment from Outlook gets posted in Planner, at least basic HTML (bold, lists, font color) is maintained. I tried a hyperlink. It looked click-able but didn't open the page that was linked.
Lucas Hilty commented
I agree, but this should be merged with this suggestion: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11596254-provide-the-ability-to-use-rich-text-on-the-card-d
This would be a big help!
For example, when I try to paste a link to OneNote into the description of a Planner task, it pastes the full, raw link, which is long, space-sucking, and ugly (not to mention confusing to novice users and, in Planner, unclickable), like so:
It would be much better if I could make a "text link:" that is, highlight a word or phrase and assign a hyperlink to it, just like I can in OneNote pages and Outlook emails.