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Inserting a symbol to show required key presses?

Some documentation clearly shows what keys are required to perform a task. The Atom Flight Manual (for the Atom editor) is one example.


On this page, the manual tells you to press ctrl + left to move left one word. The keypresses (ctrl + left) are clearly shown in a shadowed box.

I've looked at the CSS to make this happen. Before I start cobbling something together on my own, is there a macro or other add-in to do something like this?

Yes, I have searched for keypress, keystroke. Most searches return results on how to assign macros to keystrokes.

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Hi Nicholas,

It sounds like you're looking for Confluence's Keyboard Shortcuts. Cheers!

Hi Joshua, I'm supplementing my original question to make this more clear.


As a page editor, and within a confluence page (e.g. the Atom Flight Manual cited above), I should be able to clearly direct the page's reader to press a key sequence to perform some function (e.g. "press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del]" to initiate self-destruct).

Is there a macro or other suggested way to show a nicer representation of the key?

Hi Nicholas,

I do not believe there is any out of the box options that suit that need. There may be a plugin with similar functionality, but I was not able to find one in the marketplace. I do know that creating a page from a template allows for instructional text, but it does not persist if edited. You may want to consider creating a macro with this functionality. Cheers!

I suspected that might be the case. I'll add creating the macro to Jira. ;-)


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