I have tried the following codes:
%item value=3% - this should start the list with 3.
%item value=resume% - to tell the engine to pick up where it left off
# Step 1 text here
# Step 2 text here
# %item value=resume% this should be step 3
# this should be step 4
Can this be done in Confluence and how?
We moved to Azure wiki & github issue which is awesome and the transition was much more quicker rather than waiting for decades to altassian to fix simple bugs. Crappy UX and they don't listen to users. Please let Atlassian die peacefully and move on to better tools. We have lots of options these days.
If I understand what you are doing correctly, if you use Shift+Enter to create your line breaks, (rather than just Enter), then your numbered list shouldn't be broken even though the required line break is still in place. Please check and let me know whether this works for you, or whether I have misunderstood what you are trying to do.
All the best,
Thank you John.
The example above might not be the best :-). We have different scenarios where the numbering sequence do get broken, for example, when we use an excerpt or an include and the numebring must follow logically. In those cases, I need to continue the numbering with a number of my choice.
That's also not a satisfactory solution because you can't change the format of the inserted lines separately from the format of the numbered line. (For example, if I need to insert "preformatted" text, when I change the style of the inserted text as preformatted, it affects the numbered line as well. Similarly, I can't indent the inserted lines for readability, without affecting more than just those lines.)
I was talking with my wife about using Confluence at her job. She rejected Confluence outright because of this problem and found that she could do what she needed with Dropbox Paper...a seemingly much less sophisticated tool. With that tool, she showed me should could just backspace over the number and put in a new one and pick up from there.
Worse yet, I have access to the HTML controls and can edit my page in HTML... but it doesn't seem to honor the <ol> start attribute.
I tried several times, and it even flagged me as invalid when I tried to save my start value without quotes. When I use "<ol start="4"> it seems to like it fine and I can save... but it doesn't change the broken list, it still starts numbering at 1, and when I go BACK into the code, the start attribute has been removed.
So it appears that the editor recognizes it and will flag it if it is malformed and not let you save, but if you enter it correctly, the edit will get ignored, removed from your code, and will not take effect.
Anyone else have this experience?
And still counting. Doing a migration to Confluence & the numbering issue is giving us fits. We're using a 30-day trial of the source editor to move <ol> tags around. When we finally get the numbering fixed, it breaks again as soon as we open the WYSIWYG editor. Surely someone can come up with a "continue numbering" feature.
Hey ho Atlassian, it's been 8 YEARS!!! Are you trying to raise a child to develop the fix since then??
Still impossible to add an information panel without breaking a list.
As it is, you are sure that nobody working with your tool will even consider propose Confluence to her company.
Sorry guys and gals, but <SHIFT/ENTER> (holding down the SHIFT key and then pressing ENTER or RETURN) works just fine. Every line between the last numbered item and the new numbered item must be terminated by <SHIFT/ENTER> instead of just <ENTER>. It works just fine for me. John Inder gave this correct answer back in 2012.
Adding a workaround that won't satisfy anybody, but might move somebody past a problem.
1. de-number your list. (Select list, click the "1 2 3" numbered list icon to remove numbering.)
2. Starting from first item and going down, prefix each line with a number by just typing the number, e.g. "1.", "2."
The end result is close to a true numbered list, but the formatting is a little different and there is no automatic numbering as you change items in the list.
I had a numbered list with the Expand macro under each.
After editing content, the numbering restarted at "1" and I couldn't correct it. (i.e. "3" became "1" even thought bullets 1 and 2 remained as originally intended)
Not intuitive...but it saved me. :-)
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