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Nested list with numbers and bullets without using wiki markup macro .

Hi everybody,

I'm using Confluence 4.0. I'm trying to create a nested list like the one below:

  1. This is
  2. an example
    • of a nested list
    • with bullets
  3. and numbers

I cannot create it with the autocomplete feature but only using the wiki mark up macro with the following statement:

# This is
# an example
#* of a nested list
#* with bullets
# and numbers

Is it possible to have the nested link by just using autocomplete or i have to use always the wiki markup macro?

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Hi Kostas,

Yes it is actually possible to do this trough the normal editor mode. Let me try to explain this

  1. Create the numbering first
  2. In the second line, use "tab" button so that the cursor move inward
  3. Confluence would use numbering when you move the cursor inward
  4. Change it to "bullet point" by clicking the option

That should do it. I know its a bit confusing, let me know if you need any clarification. I will create a video for you :).

Septa Cahyadiputra

Hi Septa,

all right it works.

At step 4 of your guides Ctrl+Shift+B also works.



Hi Kostas,

Great to hear that :).


Septa Cahyadiputra

I think I knew this, but forgot. :)

Thanks for the reminder, am adding this to our How-To list straight away!

If you're using Firefox, the "Confluence rich text editor - show tags" user style might help you when editing nested lists, to show where each list and list item begins and ends (sometimes it's not so obvious).

This workaround can also be used to fix lists that have broken numbering. Select the bullets to be indented under a number, click 'Numbered List' button, hit 'Tab' key, and then click the 'Bullet List' button.

I have a feeling that I am going to be spending a lot of time pointing and clicking in this new editor. A lot of time.

Like Firieshta Deen likes this

Thank you so much. Was struggling cos' I didn't get it like this.

Is there a way to indent the bullets? I can't seem to do that. They're stuck.

@Septa Cahyadiputra Thanks a lot for your answer! It helped me too! Thanks again!

Sorry, this does not help with the main problem.  Getting a bullet point list within a numbered list is easy, but getting the numbered list to continue with the correct numbering (rather than restarting at 1) after the nested bullets end is nigh on impossible.  This is trivial in markup languages.

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