What is the best way to hide large text in JIRA issue description?

My colleagues will often paste large chunks of log data into a JIRA issue description. This info is useful, but I don't want to scroll through the whole description just to see the first comment.

What is the best way to hide these log chunks?  I recall being able to use a macro that would contain text and place scrollbars in an inner window for scrolling. Does this, or similar, macros exist?

I'd prefer a free option. Thanks!

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If I understand correctly, the "noformat" syntax might help you, see example here: https://jira.atlassian.com/secure/WikiRendererHelpAction.jspa?section=all

Perfect, thanks! It would be useful if the Text Formatting Notation Help page had an example of {noformat} containing large text with scrollbars.

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I thought there was a little triangle next to the Description field that opened and closed it? You can also set the max number of characters in that field under Advanced Settings

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