A researcher might want to do some formatting in their research projects. Many do not know this, but there are several different simple formats that you can use in REDCap.
HTML formatting can be shown and added onto forms or surveys in REDCap. Any of these could be copied and pasted very easily to be able to use in your REDCap project.
HTML tags are enclosed with less than or greater than <brackets>. When you start a tag you have to close the tag with a backslash. Insert these HTML tags when you are editing a survey or form.
Examples are shown below:
Styles of Fonts
You can style your fonts in three basic ways:
Bold face font, Italics font, and bold&italics font together.
To make a format bold you will have to use this HTML code:
When you use the HTML code, <strong>Insert text here.</strong> , this will be produced.
To make a format italics you will use this HTML code:
When you use the HTML Code, <em>Insert text here.</em>, this will be produced.
Bold and Italics
To make a format italics and bold, you will use the HTML code:
When you use the HTML Code, <strong><em>Insert text here.</em></strong>, this will be produced.
Font Colors and Sizes
Another couple of different simple formatting options you can do in REDCap surveys or forms is having different font colors and font sizes.
Getting the font color and font size is simple.
All you have to do is use/copy these HTML Codes:
To make a words in REDCap have font colors, use this HTML code:
When you use the HTML code <font color="any color">Insert text here.</font>, you can get any color you want with the font.
For different font sizes, use this HTML code:
When you use the HTML code <font size="any number">Insert text here.</font>, you can get any
There are also additional tags that are currently supported when making REDCap forms and surveys.
These following tags may be used to define paragraphs, anchors (web links), and line breaks:
Anchors (web links)