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How do I retain format of pasted text in a JIRA issue?

I have text in an Outlook email that includes tables. I copy it all and paste into a JIRA issue. The formatting of the tables is lost. Is there any way to keep the original formatting?

In the end, I pasted all the text into a Google doc and linked to it from the JIRA, but this is a painful workaround.

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Use JEditor - Rich Text Editor for Jira plugin/Add-On. It works well with all formatting. 

Thanks. It looks like it is not for cloud JIRA. Also I am looking for free solutions as this is a pretty basic problem.

@Michael Rans 

Jira uses markdown syntax for table formatting. There are online tools available to convert excel/outlook tables to markdown syntax.

Of course, if your data is sensitive, this option will not work.


From this post in stack overflow, i see one of the responses talks about a plugin for outlook to convert the table into markdown syntax. I have not tried it though. But see if that helps your use case.

Thanks, but I am using Outlook online from Linux, so the Outlook plugin wouldn't work for me. I tried a couple of online ones but they don't seem to work well with a complex table copied from an Outlook email. Do you know of a good site?

There is an addon in out for atlassian please add it to your outlook you can create issues from email to all projects types

i am using it and it made my life easier 

What is the name of the AddOn and where to get it ? 

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