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Formatting code text in Confluence

Hello,

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 http://alexgorbatchev.com/SyntaxHighlighter/manual/brushes/custom.html. 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:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1211159/advanced-codeblocks-for-confluence?hosting=server&tab=overview

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1215283/snippets-for-confluence?hosting=server&tab=overview that lets you integrate with Bitbucket

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1212529/include-bitbucket-for-confluence?hosting=server&tab=pricing also for Bitbucket integration

There's more if these do not suit you.

 

Hope some of it will help!

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