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How do I indent text in Jira Cloud Description and Comment fields?

This area seems like a disaster, so I'm asking the question directly myself to get a straight, up to date answer.

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carlosughini Community Leader Mar 03, 2020

Hello Smith,

I really understand how frustrating this can be, but, unfortunately, it is not possible to indent text in Jira Cloud Description and Comment fields at the moment.

There is a feature request on Jira Cloud to support a Text Editor on Jira, similar to Confluence. I strongly recommend voting, watching and leaving a comment there so the project managers can understand better how this is impacting you. You can check the feature request in the link below:

As a workaround you can use the 'no format' notation as you can see on the image below:

{noformat} 
   Text1    
       Text2        
            Text3 {noformat}

Please give a try and let me know if it helps.

Cheers,

Carlos

@carlosughiniThank you for that link and that workaround.

Do you know why we cannot indent in Jira Software Cloud? Maybe it was previously possible?

carlosughini Community Leader Mar 04, 2020

Hello Smith,

My apologies, but I'm not sure if it was possible in the past, I know that we can indent on Confluence.

Cheers,

Carlos

Thank you, Carlos.

Unfortunately the new WYSIWYG rich text editor linked about by @carlosughini does not support indenting or outdenting.  Sadly, after a decade or more of pondering they decided that less text functionality than Markdown was the way to go. 

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