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Insert symbols in new editor

Hi all,

the new editor does not provide symbols (e.g. greek letters) anymore. Instead it is recommended to use the operating system symbols. (see

Basically, this works, i.e. I can generate symbols in MS Word and copy them to the editor, but this is very inconvenient. Does anyone have a smart solution to avoid this copy-paste-workaround?

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Sharon Helms Community Leader Jul 28, 2020

Hi @Richard Herzog ,

There's no need to generate the symbols in MS Word and copy them to the editor -- you can generate them while you're working on a Confluence page, using your native operating system functionality. 


Type Control-Command-Space to pull up the Character Viewer. You can double-click the special character you want to use (such as this ellipsis …) Here's more from Apple on the Character Viewer.

Windows 10:

How to quickly insert symbols on Windows 10

I hope this helps! Best wishes, Sharon

Another hidden windows feature :) Thanks for the info!

And if you want to ask for them back, please vote on the Jira ticket about it here:

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