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Managing code block width

I am trying to include a code block in a page while documenting some stuff. If i try to put a code block under a sub-section (i.e., not really to the left-most side), then even in that case, the code block is aligned to the left-most side as shown in the attachment. Is there a way (without getting Administrator involved) i can align it so it starts just under the sub-section?

Confluence - Code Block Alignment.png

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Hi @GC,

I assume using a table would not be an elegant solution but that you could do? I mean it's just a quick and silly idea.

Hi @Krisztian Kovacs,

That's right. It doesn't look elegant :( and i have also tried aligning tables earlier for similar use-case where i wanted to create it under a sub-section. That too doesn't budge from its leftmost position.

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Lars Vagt I'm New Here Sep 21, 2020

Maybe others still have the same question, although some time has gone.

In order to add the code block in continuation of your list item, you need to do this:

  1. Go to the end of the list item, the box shall belong to. In your above example, your cursor should be right after "... to application's directory:".
  2. Add a pure line break (Shift + Enter). In the above example, the cursor is on a new line beneath "Run" now, but there is no new item "b)".
  3. Add the code block macro, for instance typing "{code" and selecting it. The code block just starts where your cursor was before.

In order to continue the current item with more text, you can just click to the right of the code block, and make another line break (Shift + Enter).

If you wanted to add a new item, you would make a real paragraph break (Enter without Shift).

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