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Markdown and Rich Text Support in Custom Fields for Company-Managed Projects

This article on the list of custom field types suggests that custom field of type Paragraph would support markdown and rich text capabilities. 

However, all custom fields created with that configuration don't appear to enable that. What am I missing? Here's the editor that shows up with a custom field of type paragraph:

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Hi @Louis Bouchard you need to set field's renderer to Wiki style renderer. You need to go to your Project's settings -> Fields -> Actions (top right corner) -> Edit Fields -> search your field -> Renderers


Ah! Thank you SO much Martin!

Just a small thing on your action path, for me it was Project settings -> Fields -> Actions (top right corner) -> Edit Fields -> (select field configuration) -> search for my field -> Renderers. 

But I'm all set now, thanks again!

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Cool,happy to help🙂

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Kathy Hart Community Leader Jan 28, 2022

This was so helpful! I was wondering why none of my paragraph fields were showing the editor. Because they started out Multi-line text fields when they were created and they are retaining that rendering. 

Makes sense now. 


However, so many fields in so many schemes to fix. 

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Hi, is the menu options to enable the functionality in custom fields same in Jira cloud instances also?. I cant find a way to enable wiki style renderer in custom fields. I cant see the Actions and Renderer options in custom fields settings menus.

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Dave Liao Community Leader Jun 08, 2022

@Georjo Johan - hopefully you figured this out?

I just checked in one of my Cloud instances, and I can modify the Renderer for a given custom field by modifying a field configuration.

Thank you so much for the help!  My steps were just a bit different, but with your instructions it was quite easy to figure out.   

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