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Lists - formatting, description display, links, etc. Edited

As I'm slowly figuring this out, first you create a board, then a list in the board, then you put a card in the list, then another list in the card (my Alzheimers brain is really struggling when two DIFFERENT things have the SAME name!) -- and now I can't figure out how to make the info VISIBLE.

I'm attaching a screenshot, hopefully that makes it easier to understand.

1)   Why doesn't my list show up in the board?   

I have 3 links, but can't see them UNLESS I click on the card.   
Is there a way to actually make the info visible WITHOUT clicking on each and every card when trying to find the info?

2)  I'm trying to put together a list with Trello resources.

For example:


I'd like this to be an active link, so I can just click on it.   All I see in my card is "Articles:" and nothing else.   When I click on it, the link is in a new line (not helpful).

I'd like to just have one line/paragraph with a short description and the link, so that I can see 20 or 30 links without any clicking around at all, just one click to go to one of the links.

Can that be accomplished somehow?

Also, I can't even add a new line or paragraph in the cards, enter or ctrl enter just saves the card instead of giving me a new line.

3)  The description, it's just not there unless I click on the card.

Much appreciate any pointers!





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Garrett Atlassian Team Dec 24, 2019

Hey Christine,

I think I understand what you're looking to do here, but I'm afraid that's not how cards in Trello function currently. When adding links or text to a card's description, that will only be visible when you open the card to view it. The same applies for checklist items.

I'm sorry to tell you that right now, there won't be a way to view those links on the front of your cards directly, but I'll certainly let our team know about your interest in that.

If there's any more I can help with, let me know!

Thanks, Garrett.  I guess a work around would be to put one link at a time in card titles, but then you get a lot of cards.

I think it would be great to have entire cards always visible, with a little checkbox by the title to toggle visibility.  That way you can collapse and save space when you're not particularly interested in that info anymore.

I can't believe I didn't find Trello sooner and I expect that it's going to really help me once I get the hang of it.

I may be totally off here as I am 2 days old to Trello, but isn't there a Filter function somewhere that could possibly help? 

I don't know about that, so much to learn!

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