Please add placeholder text as a macro for new confluence documents.I understand it's use in creation of templates, but this is also a useful feature when creating new confluence documents.
Hi Nate, and welcome to the Atlassian Community.
This is where you can get help and learn from others. It's not really the place to request new features. To request changes to Confluence, you can go here to submit a Product Suggestion.
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As for your actual suggestion, placeholders are really only relevant for Confluence Templates. That's because templates are just that - templates - when creating a new Confluence page.
If you spin a new Confluence page up from scratch, the starting point is a blank page. How would Confluence know what placeholder to offer, if there is no template?
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Hope this helps!
I would disagree with the need for placeholder text. There are some use cases where instructional text must be added for clarity and not just on a template. This has been a huge blocker for myself in creating instructional forms where placeholder text would be a HUGE help if it were a macro.
Hi @Tina Maddox. I'm unclear on your use-case.
Confluence pages for instruction (e.g. How-To documents) are typically viewed, not edited, by users. So placeholder text doesn't seem to add much value there.
For placeholder text to be useful to a user, they would need to be editing the page. You mentioned "instructional forms". So I'll assume these forms are pages that your users edit -- but the pages are not generated from a template? Where do the forms come from then?
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