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Syntax poorly documented

MD

I would like to see a syntax reference with every function documented in a single place. This would include the commands available in the task title field (!p#, @label, <date>, etc) as well as the commands available is the subject line of an email sent to a project.

Currently, this info is spread across several pages and is very hard to find. I actually has to use Google to find the priority syntax.

Please improve on that.

Regards,
Mauricio

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 09, 2013 - 16:19

Hello Mauricio,

All documentation can be found in our "Help" section. Click on the question mark in the top-right corner and view the pages in the "Usage reference" section.

We will soon add a separate FAQ section with details about every syntax supported on Todoist.


Best regards,
David

Rodrigo Borges premium
Replied on May 02, 2014 - 03:19

Tooooootally agree with Mauricio. I love Remember the Milk for being clear about syntax.

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gaspar.pacheco premium
Replied on Aug 17, 2014 - 13:08

Hi David,

I've the same problem: where can I all about syntax?

Please.

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Aug 17, 2014 - 13:11

Hi Gaspar,

Have you seen this link already: https://todoist.com/Help/DatesTimes ? It should contain the syntax that's acceptable in Todoist and some examples.


Regards,
Clyde

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gaspar.pacheco premium
Replied on Aug 17, 2014 - 13:16

Hi, Clyde

Thanks a lot about that.

It was so usefull.

However, I need to find something about complete syntax to creat tasks in one command line. For example, with RTM you can create something like this: Task 1 #label *every month 31 th !priority ...

I assume tht TodIst have it. Where is that?

Best regards,

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Aug 17, 2014 - 13:21

Hi Gaspar,

You can find those syntax below:

Task description syntax:
https://todoist.com/Help/TextFormatting
https://todoist.com/Help/Labels

Due date and reminder syntax:
https://todoist.com/Help/DatesTimes
https://todoist.com/Help/Reminders


Regards,
Clyde

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gaspar.pacheco premium
Replied on Aug 17, 2014 - 14:36

Thanks Clyde but, Its'nt enough.

Simple question: How must be the syntax for a command line that create the next task:?
Task: Test task
Due date: 15oct14 10:00am
Project: Work
Label: test
Remider: every day at 03:00pm starting on 10oct
Repeat: every day since 10oct until 14oct.

Please, consider that I need only one command line.

Best regards,

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Aug 17, 2014 - 14:42

Hi Gaspar,

Unfortunately, using only one command line is not possible yet. You'll have to type it to at least 3 fields to achieve what you're wanting to do.


Regards,
Clyde

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gaspar.pacheco premium
Replied on Aug 17, 2014 - 14:44

When did ToDoIst could have that functionality?

Did you know that RTM have it?

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Aug 18, 2014 - 02:30

Hi Gaspar,

Yes, it was brought up by one of our users. Sadly, there are no current plans to implement it but we'll consider adding in the future.


Regards,
Clyde

Kimberli M. Kelmor premium
Replied on Sep 03, 2014 - 17:29

Is there still no single document for all available syntax? The first response indicated that somewhere there was a 'usage reference' section - but I can't find it. Also, the 'question mark in top-right corner' also doesn't seem to exist.

thanks for your help!
kmk

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 03, 2014 - 17:36

Hello Kimberli,

You can check out our help pages: https://todoist.com/Help where we explain every available syntax. Only the syntax related to sending emails as tasks is explained elsewhere (in the window you'll see when you right-click on a project and choose "Email tasks to this project").

We'll look into improving it further.


Regards,
David

Kimberli M. Kelmor premium
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 13:33

Thanks for pointing out how I can access the syntax for sending emails as tasks. Any way this could be added to the help pages?

Perhaps I need to refresh my browser, or use a different browser all together, but in the help page I can find no link to a syntax page, no link to a 'usage reference', no way to download the complete help pages, and no way to search. -_-;

So, could you please point me to the page that has every available syntax?

Many thanks for your help! (pun intended) :-)

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 04, 2014 - 13:37

Kimberli,

We will add the documentation reg. emailing tasks to the help pages.

If you go to https://todoist.com/Help you should see a list of different help sections on the left side. The default one will be "Quick Tour", below you should see "Apps", under that "Dates and times" and on each of these pages we explain all related syntax so, for example, if you click on the "Dates and times" link on the left, you will see this page:

https://todoist.com/Help/DatesTimes

where you'll find all syntax for supported due dates and times in Todoist. If you click on "Formatting text" you'll see how to make the text bold or italic in Todoist, "Filtering tasks" will list the syntax for the search and filtering options and so on.

If you can't click on any of these links or don't see the list on the left, please let us know what browser you're using so we can check if there aren't any issues with the display of the site in this browser.


Regards,
David