How can I add notes to a task that was assigned to me without going into Editor?

I want to write a ststus comment to an assigned task but not edit the task.

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Apr 24, 2015

There isn't a way! Tasks in Confluence are very simple and they do not support comments or "statuses" besides "Complete or Incomplete" (checked or unchecked)

If you need comments on status changes you should consider moving this workflow into JIRA.

I was not able to get this to work.  Item #6.  How do I do this?

This is from your documentation.

To manage your tasks:

  1. Choose the workbox icon  in the Confluence page header.
    • You can use the keyboard shortcut: Type g then n. (When in the Confluence editor, click outside the editor pane before pressing the keyboard shortcut keys.)
    • The icon indicates the number of unread notifications.
  2. Choose the personal tasks icon:
  3. To add a task and assign it to yourself, type the task summary in the text box and choose Add task.
  4. To prioritise tasks, drag and drop them into your chosen order. (Click a task, hold down your mouse button to drag the task into position, then release the mouse button.) 
  5. To complete a task, or mark it as incomplete, choose the check box next to the task.
  6. To add notes to a task and see further information (for example, a related page) choose the task item. The task details dialog will open.
  7. To see the tasks that are marked as complete, choose View completed.


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Steven Behnke Community Champion Apr 27, 2015

Hello @Edward Laxton, first and foremost I want to make a distinction: I do not work for Atlassian. Atlassian Answers is a user-support forum for Atlassian Products. I work for an Atlassian consultant, BlackPearl PDM, and like to help out around here. If you need support the method is

Now, in response to your new question: The documentation you copied that bit from from is for Confluence 5.4. In Confluence 5.5 Tasks were reworked and now populate in a different spot on your profile. Please see the new documentation hereConfluence Latest: Add, Assign, and View Tasks

Hi @Steven Behnke.  I have the same question you originally responded to, but now, 3 years later and am hoping there is a new tip or trick to accomplish the end goal you can share.

I am using the Cloud based Confluence and the default template for meeting minutes.  I am creating action items with assignments and dates.  I want to make it easy for people to provide a status and/or respond to action items, not just click "complete".  Any suggestions using any Confluence functionality to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance for your help!


Steven Behnke Community Champion May 23, 2018


No, there's been no real change on this front. To be frank, tasks in Confluence are not a task tracker replacement. In my opinion, task tracking (by users) in confluence is best kept extremely simple.

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