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find/replace emoticon

i have a confluence page with a table i have copied in from a spreadsheet. the cells contain or . i would like them to contain the confluence emoticons check.png and error.png (shorthand for entry (/) or (x) ). if i find and replace it with (/) then i just get (/) literally in the cell.

how can i insert emoticons via find/replace?

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Hi @Paul Joyce 

Short answer NO if you are using the old editor. The Replace field doesn't allow images and doesn't recognize the (/) as a shortcut. It sees that as the characters to be replaced. You can copy the new emoticon and paste over selected check, but it will be a manual process. 

And it is a NO if using the new editor in confluence as it does not have the basic function of Search and Replace. For some bizarre reason Atlassian have removed it from the editor. :-(

However, you can in the new editor add your own emoji(s), give them a name (a couple of characters or a word) and then add them relatively quickly to your tables or pages by typing : and selecting it from the list OR typing : followed by shortcut character(s).

Note: the shortcut name cannot contain brackets. 

It is not the best solution but it works. 

I thought perhaps it would be easier to do the search and replace from the source document, but I see Excel or Word doesn't support pasting in a emoji either. 

- Mike

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