Coloured and bold monospaced text

I want to add bold and/or coloured text and/or background highlighting to sections of a page that are in a monospaced font. How can I do this?

I saw one answer that mentioned CSS, but I don't do CSS.

I want to make some paragraphs appear in a monospaced font and be able to enbolden, colour, highlight, or italicise words in that monospaced paragraph.

Currently monospacing or preformatting text stops me from being able to further modify it.



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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion May 08, 2017

Hi Donald,

I doubt that this will be possible without any CSS customization.

There is an quite old open issue for that:

Thanks Thomas, I used the work-around of cut-n-pasting from a code block found in one of the answers your link points to, but it is hit-n-miss with several steps and I and other members of my team are still looking for something easier...



The easiest way would be to create a user macro that formats text with a classed p tag (or inline style directive if you don't want to do CSS). Then the text inside the macro could be bolded, etc., but will appear in a monospaced font when displayed. Now the monospaced font you picked has to have bold and italic variants for this to work.

>  create a user macro that formats text with a classed p tag


Ahhh, if only... Unfortunately I am new to Confluence. I have some HTML ability so I will take a first look at macros.  Thanks :-)

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion May 10, 2017

Hi Donald,

I've written an article with an example for a user macro. It's another usecase, but maybe it helps you getting started with user macros:

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