I find this really annoying. There has always been a difference between tabbing and indenting. Using tab to get indenting means I am relearning what those things mean for one application. It's not life changing but I created a document, I selected multiple paragraphs and looked for the indent button on the toolbar. Then went hunting in all the mores and ...s then went hunting on the Internet. Oh, look, you can tab. Tab now indents that entire paragraph. Unlike every other application since the beginning of time where tab only indents the first line of that paragraph. Which is apparently something I can no longer do in an application that is essentially an editor.
So now, to indent all the paragraphs in that section, I am tabbing each one of them. I literally just hit tab for 20 different paragraphs for just the first section of my document.
Ah ha. I have now realised that I can select all the paragraphs and then hit tab. Gosh, this is fun. I really wanted to waste this time today.
I agree. Tabbing is not the same as indenting. I converted an existing document, which has indenting. Anything added now has to be tabbed. Tabbing and Indenting do not give the same spacing, so the spacing looks inconsistent and the document looks messy. The document is too big to redo in the new format.
When I did tab something, it changed my bullet point. Another frustration.
Tabbing doesn't work when the text is inside a layout - it moves the cursor into the next part of the layout
Tabbing doesn't work when you try to tab text in a table, it moves into the next cell
Tabbing doesn't work for indenting images/tables/code/etc
Indenting would allow me to indent entire sections (including text/images/tables/code blocks/etc). Especially indenting after headers to help the flow of individual sections to clearly separate distinct sections of documentation.
Please bring back proper indents, tabbing is inadequate. We need a rich editor, less is not more in this case.
This is absolutely infuriating: why would they go to the trouble to remove a basic tool for text editing, common to every word processor? There is no sense to changing conventions that nearly universal. (Also, why does a triple-click select an entire page instead of a paragraph?)
Tools are supposed to make our work easier, not harder.
Not yet, but the new editor is completely eliminating indents and I just received an email that we are going to be forced to convert over in the coming weeks. It is just a disaster for us as we make extensive use of indents on virtually every page for our code documentation and have for years. I'm at a loss for what we will do.
I'm familiar with the editor from JIRA, which never had indents, which we find clunky, but manageable for the kinds of simple issues we list in JIRA. In Confluence, it will just kill us.
And further off topic, the new colors make it more difficult to distinguish things, especially for those with any color blindness. The palate doesn't even have a plain red, blue and green.
But we can live with bad colors. The indents is another matter.
Ok, perhaps its how I have been doing it. My issue was with bullets and numbered lists.
I use Chrome, and hasn't hindered me.
I did this with bullets and numbers like below.
I don't know about anyone else, but lists nested with text do not indent at all, instead aligning themselves with the outermost text. If you Shift+Enter and try to keep a list at the correct nested level, you cannot create a list -- must be manual. And if you try bullets, your only option is to place a hyphen with no space between it and the first character.
It is Dec 2020. What a mess. ACE and TinyMCE editors have more function out of the box than this "highly refined" baloney.
I have been forced to revert to legacy pages for all the missing features. Though apparently, if you pay for the "Pro " cloud offering, you her some features that existed in Cloud pre-2019 back. How kind of them.
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