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Paste formatted text into JIRA comment

Hi

I would like to be able to paste formatted text (eg: from an email) into a comment against a JIRA issue, but it looses all of it's formatting.  I don't want to have to go through the text and manually convert it to the JIRA markup.

BTW- I have Wiki Style Renderer turned on

Thanks
David

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It is not possible at the moment. We should vote for this suggestion https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-8943 and wait :)

Thanks for pointing me to this. Hopefully we will have a solution soon (I’ve noted that the requested was created in 2006 ....)

Like Zachary_Jones likes this

I'd like to believe in it too

I'd be happier if they'd keep a "Markdown mode" in the editor, like they used to have.  There are MYRIAD copy/paste issues with their new editor, and I hate the way their WYSIWYG editor works.

I know this was answered a while back, but think there is more to add...

We're using JIRA 7.11+ now and have found that when in visual mode, rich-text editor fields (issue description and comment) DO handle pasting of formatted text to some extent. For some email content this works very well and can be a real time-saver.

Atlassian indicate the issue referenced above was resolved in v7.2:

  https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-8943
  https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-8943

We've had some issues and find some pasted content doesn't render as expected - here's a selection of related issues for JIRA Server:

  https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-67991
  https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-67010
  https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-67879
  https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-65134
  https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-65674
  https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-65310

Go ahead and vote for them if you want Atlassian to work on this area of the product.

Is this one fixed? As for now I still see pretty much garbage if copy/paste from SSMS. It cannot even identify carriage returns and tabs properly.

It's so bad on our instance that it literally tells me it cannot paste and I need to retry or edit again. Yes, pasting code, into a CODE BLOCK, breaks it. ... basic SQL even.

2021...still broken...great product.

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