Currently, Jira offers styling for short text entry using a single line text box. As mentioned in the document below More text fields are coming soon.
only the below type of fields can be added to next-gen projects.
Text fields (Single Line Text fields)
Please see the page Available custom fields for next-gen projects for your reference.
Please also see the page on How to Customize an issue's fields in next-gen projects.
I agree the usability on this is disgraceful, why would you ever limit a text field like this. I spent 20 mins thinking it was me and not Atlassians poor UX! The only reason I used next gen was due to being forced into it as I migrated from Trello. I also regret this now, you need to fix this one quick smart!!!!
@Jo Wells I agree that these limited text field options make next-gen projects difficult to adopt. It's breaking our workflow too, and I'm switching back to classic so I can use Custom Fields. But shouting at the community, and the devs for that matter, will not make this feature get built faster.
@Evan Bovie Hardly shouting at the community or at anyone for that matter, just using my freedom of speech to voice my frustrations and trying to move this up the prioritisation list. As a Delivery Manager myself I'm happy to hear all feed back and it is always good to see how annoying certain issues are to people so they can be prioritised correctly. I'm sure Atlassian must feel the same or they would not have an open community.
A workaround I use is to add "default text" to the Description fields in Feature settings.
For example, I added this as a workaround until multi-line custom fields are available, then I would port the data over manually. A bit painful I know, but we gotta do what we gotta do.
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