What is the best way to provide instructions on a jira create issue screen?

We would like to provide a multi-line text field on an issue create screen with guidance for the reporter on how to fill out specific fields.

What is the best way to do this?



1 answer

1 accepted

2 votes
Accepted answer

Why don't you just change help strings for users?

Admin > Issues > Field Configurations > Edit per each field and set description.


I was about to say the same. If the descriptions aren't good enough though, I'd move on to the "message fields" in the Jira Toolkit addon. But work with the field descriptions first.

Peter Bengov Community Champion Jan 13, 2015

Don't forget that these description areas allow using HTML for extra styling. Use it wisely :)

I want the instructions for the Priority field. But only for this one project. :/

OH DUH. I see what you mean. THANKS

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Jan 08, 2019 in Jira

How to Jira for designers

I’m a designer on the Jira team. For a long time, I’ve fielded questions from other designers about how they should be using Jira Software with their design team. I’ve also heard feedback from other ...

1,088 views 4 9
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you