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Formatting code text in Confluence


I am a novice user of Confluence and I have problems formatting code text in my document. I have tried the Code block macro with various settings for Syntax highlighting and Theme without success.

I would like code text in Confluence to appear like this:Code formatting example2.png

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Jiri Hronik Atlassian Team Jan 02, 2020

The Code Macro has built-in syntax highlighting for various languages but the highlighting itself is preset, only colours can be changed using themes. If you want a different highlighting completely, I can see two options. Note that you need to be a Confluence administrator for both of them.

1) Add a new custom syntax highlighter into the Code Macro. The highlighter format is called "brush" and the documentation can be found in This same link is also in the Code Macro Administration screen in Confluence.

2) Install an app from Atlassian Marketplace that does what you need. From a quick search I found a few: that lets you integrate with Bitbucket also for Bitbucket integration

There's more if these do not suit you.


Hope some of it will help!

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