How does one paste markdown into the new editor and NOT get it formatted as a code block but rather as properly formatted text?
I have already gone through these resources:
Tyler, I have tried this procedure on our new Fabric Editor and it worked as expected.
I copied the text from a plain text editor (notepad, or in my case Sublime). And then, pasted it straight into the page I was creating.
We could try the following:
- Create some markdown text in a plain text editor
- Copy it
- Paste into Confluence
- Check if it gets converted
I have tried the following text:
> QUOTE QUOTE
Right upon pasting, the text was displayed as formatted text.
I have also tried to copy directly from the text above (from browser) and paste it into Confluence Editor. It did not work. However, If I paste it back in a plain text editor and then copy it, Confluence recognizes the markdown.
With this issue in mind, I have filed this report:
So, you could go over there to vote and watch this issue. Voting helps to increase the issue visibility and watching will keep you up to date with everything posted there!
Further, Could you help us understand things a little better?
- Has this worked at some point?
- Is this behaviour affecting you regardless of browser being used?
- Is this affecting other users as well?
- Is this happening on already existing pages?
- Is this happening on newly created pages?
Let us know from you Tyler!
Thank you @Diego for the thorough testing. Answers to your questions:
Markdown has now been changed since the update. So what used to work will again look like a code snippet. I've not yet found a resolution to this yet.
The workaround is to go into the 'Old view', Click to edit description, Paste, Save and switch to the new view again.
Come on Atlassian, this is seriously annoying.
i normally write my md files in vs code and push them to a azure devops git repo on because the devops wiki can be deployed directly from git. (amazing btw)
i tried copy and paste from vs code into confluence cloud and it was formatting as a code snippet. So I pasted into a notepad and then copy and paste again into confluence and it formatted correctly.
My team developed a plugin that can help you, check out Markdown Extensions for Confluence.
Here's a list of what it supports:
For those of you who are used to use Shift+Insert to paste (plain) text, beware it does not work in Jira, only the more conventional Ctrl+V works! I was really surprised to find this out, as in the vast majority of use cases these two shortcuts are literally equivalent. (My browser is Chromium 92.0.4515.131, in case it is relevant.)
When copying from an IDE, 2 versions of the text will be copied: formatted and unformatted. Firefox and Chrome will paste the formatted version when you press cmd/ctrl+v. As others have noted, this trips up the Jira editor as it doesn't work with the formatted version. You can paste the unformatted version instead with shift+cmd/ctrl+v. This works in Firefox and Chrome.
I was able to get what I wanted using pandoc.
`pandoc -f gfm -t commonmark -s [original_file.md] -o [output.txt]`
I opened the output.txt file in VSCode, copy, paste into new confluence editor document. No special copy or copy as plain text.
When I look at the two files side by side, they look identical, but the output.txt works and the original_file.md does not.
Truthfully, this is a real blow to Confluence for us. If I'm moving from markdown to markdown and have to do a ridiculous dance ritual for every .md doc I want to move up then I will definitely not be advocating we keep spending time and money on this.
There are extensions, but honestly the largest issue this raises is the bizarre company philosophy. If the powers that be decided this is better than being able to simply edit as markdown, then I have no idea what bad idea they will force through the UI next.
The new editor will apply any styles that are part of the clipboard contents. If you copied the text from a webpage or your IDE it will likely have formatting such as font and text color.
Visual Studio and JetBrains will both copy with an indicator that the text is code. When pasting Confluence correctly formats it as a code block.
When pasting markdown that you want Confluence to interpret you must paste it as plain text. (CTRL+SHIFT+V)