Copying bookmarks into confluence

What I am trying to do:
copy bookmarks from Firefox into Confluence

steps I took:
-open bookmarks drop down
-right click on a folder -> copy
-paste into a new confluence page in edit mode

behaviour: The links get copied perfectly. URLs and their decriptions are pasted and transferred into Confluence links. Subfolder are indented so the hierarchy is displayed as well.

problem: neither in preview nor in the page view any content is shown. If I save the page and go back to edit mode, no content is displayed. I tested a bit and found out that if I remove the formatting completely, it works.

question: Is there a way to replace that indentations? Or another way to get a couple hundred booksmarks easily on a confluence page? If I remove it completly, all my links are one text without linebreaks or blanks, and I'd have to sort the URLs anew.

edit: for some reason, I can't add comments, atm. So I will update the data in here:

Giving an example doesn't really work without using Confluence wysiwyg editor, but I'll try.

If I:
-open bookmarks drop down
-right click on a folder -> copy

I have the output in my Clipboard. Whereverelse I paste this (jEdit, Windows Editor, Clipboard Tools, Eclipse...), I get the following output:

Spys
http://in.relation.to/Bloggers/InstantMockupForEclipseSWTApplications

But if I paste it in confluence I get:

Spys
Balsamiq for Eclipse SWT Applications

With an indented URL, the description I placed on my bookmark and a correct link to the page behind it.

3 answers

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Unfortunately no one seems to have a good idea there.

I now did a workaround and saved my bookmarks as html, transferred them into .docx format and imported the .docx into Confluence. Unfortunately links with a pipe | in its description are not imported corretly. But it's few links which face that problem.

A pity that such a sweet feature (copy&paste of all those links) that's already there doesn't work in the end.

Since I used this solution, I will mark it as solution. If anyone has a better idea, I'll gladly add the Karma reward again ;).

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Peter Koczan Atlassian Team Jun 24, 2013

Can you give an example of the formatting that is added and maybe based on that we can suggest and easy way to search&replace some tags to fix it.

Cheers,

Peter

Giving an example doesn't really work without using Confluence wysiwyg editor, but I'll try.

If I:
-open bookmarks drop down
-right click on a folder -> copy

I have the output in my Clipboard. Whereverelse I paste this (jEdit, Windows Editor, Clipboard Tools, Eclipse...), I get the following output:

Spys
http://in.relation.to/Bloggers/InstantMockupForEclipseSWTApplications

But if I paste it in confluence I get:

Spys
Balsamiq for Eclipse SWT Applications

With an indented URL, the description I placed on my bookmark and a correct link to the page behind it.

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