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Change font Size / Type Edited

I have spent more time than I wanted to to try and determine how to change the font Style and Size in Confluence. I see there are basic styling options including things like Normal Text, Heading 1 etc. BUT I cannot find anywhere where you can change the fnt size and type.

I have perused articles going back to 2013 that show images and options that NO LONGER EXIST, require purchase of third party software where the responder admits works maybe 80% of the time etc. The Atlassian documentation, for something that should be so simple, is confusing and pretty much useless.

We have made a decision to base all of our documentation in Confluence, but it you cannot even do simple things like change the Style and size of a font, this decision may require some revisiting. That's not a veiled threat, Atlassian don't give a toss about the meagre amount of funds we inject into their company, it's just a fact. If the product is not fit for purpose, we should look at another product.

So in 2020, using Confluence Cloud my question is:


Any help would be appreciated.


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Hi all,

Thank you so much for providing your feedback on this issue, and apologies for the late response.  I agree that adjusting the font size can help to create a visually appealing page in Confluence.

We have an open feature request for this functionality in the new editor below.

Clicking Vote for this issue will help the team know how important this feature is to have in Confluence. Please watch the ticket for future updates on the implementation of that feature.

Thank you again, and take care!


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Sharon Helms Community Leader Feb 24, 2020

Hi Kevin, 

In the base product (Confluence Cloud) it's not possible to change the type and size of fonts. 

It might be possible to do this with a paid add-on, and perhaps someone else will chime in with some suggestions from the Marketplace.

I feel your frustration with the documentation-- it's become more confusing lately with the arrival of the new Confluence editor. There is quite a bit of older documentation that only refers to the old "legacy" editor. 

Best wishes, Sharon

The new look and feel that came with the new editor is frustrating. The font size is too big and all the former nice features with panels being able to create compact graphical designs are gone. Now there is just a lot of air in the pages and i cant do anything about it! And the huge font size is not optimized for high res screens where im able to present a lot of content on a single screen without the need to scroll. Really disappointing!

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Is this still not resolved? Couldn't find any other info :( 

The font size adjuster would be very helpful for small prints or for tables .. Please, consider adding this option

Honestly, what a nightmare this has been. 

The same removing the links at the left and top of the page that go to your spaces which, for outward facing documentation, you just might not want to happen. The Atlassian solution is to buy a third party product like scroll viewport. 

This is just idiotic. How can you standardise your documentation on a product that is unfit fir public consumption? I just don’t get the mindset of the Atlassian developers.  Or is it just a marketing ploy to force you to buy other products / add ons?

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