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Import from Word Document with content * or \\

On import of  Word documents, in texts including asterisks like "aaa*bbb*ccc", the asterisks are stripped off and the text inside is set to bold.

Haow can I switch off that?

I want to keep the asterisks in the text.

Same with \\ like in path names. \\ is stripped off and replaced by a <br>.

Can anybody help me?


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G subramanyam Community Leader Feb 02, 2021

Hi @Thomas Schmidt welcome to the confluence community forum and I wish you are staying safe and healthy.

Option 1: Please try disabling "Autoformatting" in your user profile and check. If issue still persist, then connector might not be interpreting correctly. 

There are some good number of queries floated around this community on importing the MS word document, missing html/CSS as it should be etc. etc.

Option 2: Having said, that, kindly access these links that comes handy for your question (please follow the order below to give a first hand glimpse)

  • Michelle's "Five Stages of Word Import" Survival Guide


  • Symbols, Emoticons and Special Characters


  • Import a Word Document into Confluence:


  • The Editor:


  • Discussions around the importing:


If all the above links/ steps doesn't fix your issue, kindly contact:

If my post addresses your query, kindly upvote and "accept answer" for the benefit of new members.

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