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How to copy/paste user name mentions within a page?


We are using confluence to plan meetings for the week. We tag the bullet points with user name mentions. I want to copy/paste these mentions, to save a lot of time. However, when i paste the mentions they render as plain text. How can this be resolved?


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Hi @Nick Fifield

does it work if you switch into the edit mode for the old page and copy the user mentions from there? This works for me 😏

As an alternative, you could create a page template which contains all the user mentions you'd like to have in there. I guess that only works if your group of people is rather consistent.


so i am editing the page which is displayed within MS teams. That facility is not present, and even if worked, is too impractical for my needs. 

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Andy Gladstone Community Leader Nov 29, 2021

@Nick Fifield unfortunately when you copy and paste in Confluence, you are copying and pasting the text, not the code. Since the @ mention is a function that lies in code in Confluence, it cannot be easily copied and pasted. 

I have similar use cases and needs, but the only way I have resolved to handle this is by leaving in the text and just typing over it with a new @ mention.

Sorry I could not help more.

this is what we are presently doing, which is taking most of the meeting. crazy. 
@mention work fine is you only need to mention 1-2 people, but if its lists of people ... you are screwed. 

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