Create
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in
It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

How can I continue a numbered list?

Hi, I have a problem. Using confluence 6.9.1 - I started a numbered list to add steps in. İnsert a bullet list and would like to continue with the number list rather than starting at one again.

Example:

# Step 1 text here

#Step 2 text here

  • bullet list here

# this should be step 3 but starting from step 1 

How do you solve this problem?

 

4 answers

1 accepted

1 vote
Answer accepted

Hi Sevval,

Are you using Confluence Cloud or Confluence Server?  I was able to continue a numbered list in my instance of Server:

Bullet.PNG

Good luck!

Hi  Jared,

Thank you for your support. I tried now. Done! 

Have a nice day.

Like Zak Laughton likes this

Suggested solution does not work when I have inserted an image between step 2 and step 3, instead of bullet list. Can you please sugges solution?

Like # people like this

Did you find a way around this? I am having this issue too.

Like David Andrew likes this

Have you tried using Shift + Enter to add a soft line break? You can add an image or code snippet etc while the list continues below.

It's easier if you add the following step first. So if you want to add an image between step 2 and step 3, create your list like so:

  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
  3. Step 3

Then use Shift + Enter at step 2 to add a soft line break:

  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
    [embed your image/whatever here]
  3. Step 3
Like # people like this

Thanks! That had been driving me mad!

This doesn't seem to work when inserting a Info Panel or Note. I've tried copy and pasting the info box, or just inserting one like the instructions above, i.e. create one on the soft line

Does anyone have a way to add Info Panels in a numbered list and keep the numbers contiguous ?

Thanks

Like # people like this

Alas, I haven't been able to get info or notes numbered either. I did try.

The best I could come up with is using the :info: or :information_source: or warning emoji at the start of the line.

I cannot get continued numbering to work in different rows on Confluence, such as for a process where each row is a different user, but the process should have continued numbering.

The provided "solutions" only work while you remain in a list. If you want to insert any other type of text block (such as a header, a warning pannel..., the list gets broken :( )

Like Daniel Reisacher likes this

Here is a less-than-perfect workaround, but it will do in a pinch.

After you create your Info box or what have you with the text that you want, take a cropped, screen capture of it. Go to your numbered list and do a Shift + Enter at the end of the line where you would like to insert your Info box, and paste your screen capture.

Kludgy, but it works. It would be so much better if they offered an option to renumber though.

I created https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-questions/Feature-request-Allow-numbered-lists-to-continue-either-side-of/qaq-p/1810942#M218948 as it wasn't obvious if there was a FR elsewhere (or how to see FR's generally for Confluence).

So I am sure someone will tell me if there is one already or if I have asked in the wrong place - Cunningham's law and all that ;)

I created https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-questions/Feature-request-Allow-numbered-lists-to-continue-either-side-of/qaq-p/1810942#M218948 as it wasn't obvious if there was a FR elsewhere (or how to see FR's generally for Confluence). So I am sure someone will tell me if there is one already or if I have asked in the wrong place - Cunningham's law and all that ;)

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
TAGS
Community showcase
Published in Apps & Integrations

Send an Email or Publish to Confluence - What should you do with your release notes?

Background When you hear the words ‘Release notes’, almost always you think of an unsolicited email from a software vendor. But I am here to tell you that from our data, sending release notes via E...

58 views 0 1
Read article

Community Events

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

Find an event

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

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you