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How to input a header or sentence that starts with #?

Karie Kelly Nov 05, 2012

When I start a header or a paragraph with the character, #, it automatically changes it to 1. However, I don't want to number what I'm writing, I need to use the # character. For example, we have field labels in our app that start with # so I need to reference them exactly as they appear in the UI.

How do I input a header or start a sentence with this character?

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Jon Sword Nov 05, 2012

A couple of options.

1) A backslash before the hash \#
2) Use {noformat} or {code} macros

Cheers,
Jon

Karie Kelly Nov 05, 2012

That's alot of real estate to display a macro every time I need to reference #. When I tried \, that didn't seem to work. It displayed the \.

Jon Sword Nov 05, 2012

Are you using the Rich Text or the Wiki Markup?
What version of Confluence are you using?

Jon Sword Nov 05, 2012

BTW - The assumtion was that you would use the macros to surround a large text block.

Karie Kelly Nov 05, 2012

We are OnDemand so we only have access to RTE, current version.

Karie Kelly Nov 05, 2012

It seems to work if I add the \ in front of # > save the page > edit the page > remove the \.

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Mark Hrynczak Atlassian Team Nov 06, 2012

You can press 'Ctrl+z' to undo any autoformatting.

That is:

  1. Type '#'
  2. Press space bar (and the # will change into a 1.)
  3. Press 'Ctrl+z' (and the 1. will change back to the #)
  4. Continue typing

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