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Formatting text in a Paragraph field


I added a Paragraph (multiline text field) to my issues.


It says the field supports rich text, bold, colored text, etc. but whatever I tried to insert rich text failed.

I am trying to set the field value to something like :

Some bold text
Some standard text

By manually editing the field on the issue, or via automation. Both fail.

If I try to set the field value with automation like

*Some bold text*
Some standard text

When viewing the issue, I can see the 2 asterisks (*) around "Some bold text" but the text is not set to bold. The same happens when editing the field on the issue itself, and the same happens with other formatting such as color, etc.


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Platform Notice: Server and Data Center Only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.

I am on Jira Cloud and I don't have the options described in the link you posted.

Oh yea, skip step 1. See the instructions at the bottom of this cloud article. I will edit my original answer.

OK thanks. Strange behaviour though: When editing the field manually, if I want bold text, I need to wrap a word in between 2 asterisks like **something** but if I write **something** in that field (now in Wiki style) from an Automation rule, the result is *something* instead of something

And if instead I use *something* in my Automation rule, it displays in the field as something (bold) when I would actually expect to see something (italic).

This seems very buggy/incomplete. Very annoying that I cannot create a Description type field that has a formatted default value. It simply refuses to format the text no matter how I format it and which renderer is selected.

I'm experiencing the same issue. 

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