Importing Word Docs as wiki markup

When I import some word documents some of them are imported as a single Wiki markup section and other come in as normal wiki editor text.

What is causing some documents to be convetrred to wiki markup. I dont want them as wiki mark up as it makes them hard to edit again.

any idea why

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Hi David,

This is a odd behavior. I would like to know which version of confluence you are running and if this happens in the latest confluence version 5.6.4?

Do you see any error in logs?



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we are running confluence 5.4.1 still  and only happens on certain word documents,


can I send you a sample of the word document that cause the problem for you to test,  dont want to post on this site

I am having the same problem on confluence 6.2.1. Did you get a resolution to this?

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I have a similar issue. My Word doc contains some code comment examples in a monospace text:

/*____________________________________________________________________________ |                    |                                                       | | xxxx.xxxx_xxxx |  xxx for an xxx xxx xxxx                    | |____________________|_______________________________________________________| |                                                                            |

However the pipe | characters result in the block being interpreted as a table wiki markup style and this isn't what I want. Is there a way to style the text in Word that will preserve the monospace formatting / plain text?

I've tried these techniques as described in the Markdown Syntax Guide but no joy:

- indenting every line by 4 spaces

- using 3 backtick ` quote marks before and after

- using double brackets {{to enclose what should be monospace}} - this does result in a monospaced inline style ONLY IF there is no trailing space before the final brackets, however spaces in the original are collapsed so the table structure isn't preserved

- I also tried enclosing it within a {note} and {info} macro.

I did note that the space and pipe | characters are not in the list of characters that can be escaped with a preceding backslash.

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I am experiencing the same issue on 6.5.1 server. 

Any ideas on how to get around this ? It is just not feasible to ask users not to write their documents a certain way.


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