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How to paste multiline plain text as paragraphs?

When I paste multiline plain text into Confluence (and JIRA), the line-ends are converted to soft line ends (Shift-Enter). I expected that they will be converted to paragraphs. This works with Word, when I paste the same text to Word, it will create paragraphs. Pasting to Word and then copy pasting from Word to Confluence makes the desired result but that's too much thinking, typing and clicking.

Can you help me?

Kind regards, Jan

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Davin Studer Community Leader Jan 14, 2021

There is no way to do it with just a single line break. If they handled it that way then there would be no way to paste text in and have it do line break breaks vs new paragraphs. In order to have paragraph breaks you source text must have two line breaks like this ...




Thank you David for explanation but I don't accept it. In my opinion they could detect format in clipboard and when the format is plain text, do the conversion of pasted text the same way as Word does. In case the browser does not provide a way to tell clipboard format, they could enhance Atlassian Companion tool to do that.

Kind regards, Jan

Davin Studer Community Leader Jan 15, 2021

Sure, they could do that, but that is not currently how it is setup. It's not really a bug or anything. It is behaving as it was designed. You could submit a feature request to enhance the functionality.

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