If I have a list of items like this:
...and I want to convert that to a list of action items, I used to be able to select the bulleted list, then press the Action Item button at the top, and it'd put a checkbox in front of each item, maintaining the text, indents, and formatting. This worked with the old Confluence system, but under the newer Cloud system, it doesn't work.
This is completely disruptive to my workflow, and I rely on this functionality for my day-to-day work. Anyone know of a way to get this to work properly?
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Testing on my local Confluence, I was able to replicate the same issue.
It’s possible to convert a bullet list into action items using the legacy editor, but not the new one.
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Thank you for entering this as a bug. I'm unfamiliar with the bug process in Atlassian products. How long does a fix like this typically take to get to users? This issue has significantly affected my workflow, so I'm curious as to how long it will be until I'm back up to normal speed. Thank you again!
It will depend on each bug. This one, for example, was created in 2019 and you are the first one to report this issue since then, so I’m afraid to say that it won’t be fixed soon.
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Seconding this - this would be a great help if it worked properly.
At least if I paste a list into the start of an action item...it should keep the format of an action item instead of converting back to a list. That's expected and isn't how confluence operates even if I use paste and match style.
Ran into this today. This is ridiculous.
Is it too much to ask for a wiki that is fast and useful? (I'd even take _or_ at this point).
The "new" editor is so much worse than the "old" editor which was so much worse than writing in your inconsistent-between-products markup language.
Yes, while I'm unfamiliar with the old version, I also have encountered this list to action items issue and hope this is being addressed quickly. At the moment, copy/pasting seems to be the only workaround. Fixing this would enhance the speed of work significantly. Sometimes when creating a list, one cannot predict that it needs to be in action item format. That is the nature of the creative process.
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