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What is the shortcut to add calendar-style dates?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Questions and Answers

I stumbled across a shortcut/macro that allowed me to add dates in a quite a neat calendar-style date but I can't for the life of me remember what I typed to create it. Can anyone help me?

Please see screenshot below for an example of what it looks like. You can click the date and a calendar pops up.

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Try the  //

This is the solution at the meeting notes Blueprint smile


By looking at //, I thought something has been truncated after this. Was not expecting that // shows up date picker.

Thanks for the answer.

It's magic :) :) If I am hurry, I always try to use every key two times, sometimes it helps :) :) 

I am trying to provide a date field with date picker as per above. I am able to insert the variable field by typing the //, highlighting, then clicking insert template items button and choosing new variable from drop down, however no calendar pops up in either Edit or Preview mode in the template. What am I missing?

Hi @Patrick Dunn

Could you send me a print screen how do you try? I missed the line are you in a template editor creating a page template or in a page edit mode?


// worked like a charm!

This shortcut is no longer working, at least not with the new pages version anyone has a clue of what the new shortcut is??? 

yes i have the same issue only on new pages, old pages // still works...

We are on server version 6.3 and the // works perfectly.  What version are you at?

I have no idea in which server version I am :( just know that the // shortcut doe snot on the NEW templates that Confluence is rolling out (like the meeting one). The shortcut does work on pages in the 'old' format. 

Where can I see in which version I am? 

Hi @Hannah Zambrano

It sounds like you may actually be on Cloud? I can't confirm, but if you're seeing the new templates in your instance then the // shortcut for the date picker isn't currently functional. To access the date picker, please use the macro menu (the + in the editing bar). We're working on getting the shortcut rolled out asap! 

Hi @Kesha Thillainayagam Thanks for the reply... funny I have worked with confluence for 4 years already in 2 different companies and I have no clue if I was on the cloud or not. Will keep an eye on the editing, there are a lot of small problems with these new formats :( hope you guys finish the rollout soon. :( 

FYI, // now works on Cloud

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it does work on cloud just tried it

Is there a way to have the result of // display time next to the date?

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Ken Ng I'm New Here Jan 04, 2019

Can the dates we add with the // shortcut be added into a calendar as an event?  if so, how....

If you include these sorts of dates in a Task List, then they will show as the Due Date in the Task Report Macro.

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