How to escape a dash character in Confluence

Hi There,

I'm trying to insert a Dash as first character in a list.

  • - Something
  • - Someting differnt

But when inserting the dash and than adding a space, confluence will remove the last entry of the list instead.

There is a workaround by first inserting someting and then inserting the dash - but this can't realy be the solution.

Escaping using a Slash didn't help



3 answers

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Hi Christian,

a workaround is, clicking the undo-button (or STRG+z) after the last entry was removed.

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Davin Studer Community Champion Jun 13, 2017

Another workaround would be to use a different character such as the ~ character. And then after your list is complete do a find and replace. To do a find and replace hit ctrl + f while in edit mode and you will see a bar drop down with text boxes for the find a replace. Not ideal I know, but it is a workaround.

OK, now we got 3 workarounds. Obviously this is a know issue. Are there any intentions to fix this?

Davin Studer Community Champion Jun 14, 2017

You could raise an issue for this at That is where Atlassian tracks bugs and feature requests for their products.

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