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Jira+Zephyr formatting in test steps is messed

Since some recent update test steps in ZEPHYR now use more JIRA formatting.

This is messing a lot of previously created tests as it automatically changes stuff like _ - * to specific text formatting (like itallics, strikethrough, bolding)

In result we have steps which lack specific symbols but have unecessary formatting that only make things harder. Previously it was not a problem as such formatting was not recognized by Zephyr.
is there a way to disable formatting zephyr test steps?

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@Piotr Dańczura ,


I would encourage you to submit a case with Zephyr support so that it can be reviewed and the needful can be done regarding the recent formatting changes.


@Piotr Dańczura 

Thank you for raising a support ticket, my test team has also found the text formatting characters such as underscores for _italics_ and hyphens for -strikethroughs- unhelpful when they apply automatically to test steps.

In lieu of a global control that disables all formatting characters, we've found that using \ backslash as an escape character helps keep text strings displayed as we'd expect them.


but TEST\_ITEM\_ONE displays correctly as TEST_ITEM_ONE

Doing a find and replace ("_" for "\_") on all test steps isn't great, but it works for now.

yes i am aware of that "workaround", i already discussed it with zephyr team in their support.

but this is rather pathetic way of 'fixing' the issue:) i have over 1000tests in zephyr, sitting and fixing all those with backslash is not an option:) doing it one by one during tests is also a time waster sadl

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Same here! Is there a way to inject code like with ``` or {code} or similar ?

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