How do I use the "{" character as a normal character?

I am trying to write "{site}" as text and I keep receiving macro errors. What markup do I use to have it read as normal text?

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Penny Wyatt Atlassian Team Aug 16, 2011

Just put a backslash in front of the curly braces.

\{site\}

Maybe EscapeTool can help you?

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Hi Briana,

If you don't use the Autocomplete features in Confluence ([, ! and {) you can just turn this off. It's a setting in your editor preferences. See this article for instructions on how to turn this off.

If you still want to use Autocomplete, you can easily cancel the trigger once-off by pressing "ESC" on your keyboard. Hope that helps.

Sherif

Penny Wyatt Atlassian Team Aug 16, 2011

Sherif: I just had a try in Confluence 3.5.9 and even if you cancel the autocomplete, you'll get {site} which displays as an error when you preview - cancelling the autocomplete doesn't escape it for you.

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