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How to generate a panel without breaking a numbered list?

I have a number list:


1. a

2. b

3. c


When I introduce a panel by hitting shift-enter and selecting a panel macro the list breaks:


1. a


1. b

2. c


How can I use a panel without the list breaking and starting a new numbering?

6 answers

No joy - I tried the the options described, above, with the backspace to 'stop' the numbering. Doing that just deleted the added line and took me back up to the end of "1." Using the cloud version, if that's relevant. I just want to add info blocks within numbered lists.

Honestly can't believe this is an issue as it's something that should be supported. What's the point of providing the ability to insert an info block in your documentation if you can't do it within a numbered list?? 100% of the time, my numbering restarts. Please fix this...

Agreed.  Numbered lists break too easily and there is no way to tell the next (incorrectly) numbered line to restart on the correct number.

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Hi @Dave McDonough - welcome to this wonderful community!

I tried to reproduce your problem but it worked fine.

  1. Created a numbered list using 'Numbered List' in Editor toolbar with three rows
  2. Hit Enter after first row (which creates a new second row)
  3. Deleted the new second number by using backspace - Cursor is shown same way as expected when using Shift-Enter
  4. Insert panel - list is still fine.

How did you create your list? 

What my also help would be put the panel macro right in the text (after your 'a') is automatically moved to the next line because of the wide.

This is really upsetting. My issue is similar but instead of breaking the list, now it's refusing to break the list and forcing the panel to appear after the numbered list no matter where I try to insert the panel.  Nevertheless, you shouldn't have to enter a Street Figher or Contra cheat code in order to use the panels/macros properly. 

Same thing here, impossible to add the info panel, it goes to the end of the list regardless...

And if you add a code snippet to one of the numbered items, it always goes to the bottom, it does not break the section, but it always goes to the bottom...

I have this issue as well.  Having info panels inside an ordered list seems pretty reasonable to me.  I'm sure this used to work OK in previous versions of Confluence.

I am also finding that the Note panel breaks the numbering. I use this extensively and find the breaking of the lists a concern. Is there a workaround?

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Dominic Lagger Community Leader Feb 28, 2019


I am a little bit confused. I tried this exactly how you described and get this: 

panel test.png

Another test showed another workaround, perhaps this is helpful for you:

  1. add you list first
  2. set the cursor at the end of line number one
  3. hit normal enter
  4. hit the backspace
  5. now, the number show disappear and you can add normal content
  6. paste the panel

Let me know, if this workaround helped you.

@Dominic Lagger seems like we had look on this at the same time :) good that we got a similar solution

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Hi guys, thanks for the answers. I should add I'm using the new editor. Dominic, using the method you suggested I got the following below. Are there any ways to mitigate this using the new page editor? Thanks

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Hi @Dave McDonough - did you try to add the panel at the end of the text of 1.a ?

I hit shift+enter at end of 1.a to start a new line and then added the panel

I am getting same behavior as well. Adding an info panel in the new editor to a numbered lists break numbering.

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Adding to the string - I've tried all of the suggestions (Shift + Enter) and everything just restarts the line numbering at "1" again.

If it's any use, I'm using the cloud version of the app and not a local server version (I've seen some reference to editing the underlying HTML with a plug-in, but that only works with the local version of the app).

Why isn't this fixed? Lot of workaround comments, none of which work for me, but no updates on why this isn't being addressed. Just seems to me that this is basic functionality that needs to work - makes info panels almost useless for me. I'm trying to create user documentation and very often I need to put info/warning/notification data within numbered lists.

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Just want to echo Michael - this seems like basic functionality and a long lasting issue. Panels are excellent tools, but frustrating to use if they continually break lists. Leads to very inconsistent user docs.

I am having this issue too. It would be really nice for this to work as we are expecting

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Having the same issue - info panels breaks numbered lists, shift+enter does not solve the problem.

Same issue, would love to resolve this or vote on an issue, at least - also new editor, also Cloud

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