Importing Word Docs as wiki markup

When I import some word documents some of them are imported as a single Wiki markup section and other come in as normal wiki editor text.

What is causing some documents to be convetrred to wiki markup. I dont want them as wiki mark up as it makes them hard to edit again.

any idea why

3 answers

Hi David,

This is a odd behavior. I would like to know which version of confluence you are running and if this happens in the latest confluence version 5.6.4?

Do you see any error in logs?



we are running confluence 5.4.1 still  and only happens on certain word documents,


can I send you a sample of the word document that cause the problem for you to test,  dont want to post on this site

I am having the same problem on confluence 6.2.1. Did you get a resolution to this?

I have a similar issue. My Word doc contains some code comment examples in a monospace text:

/*____________________________________________________________________________ |                    |                                                       | | xxxx.xxxx_xxxx |  xxx for an xxx xxx xxxx                    | |____________________|_______________________________________________________| |                                                                            |

However the pipe | characters result in the block being interpreted as a table wiki markup style and this isn't what I want. Is there a way to style the text in Word that will preserve the monospace formatting / plain text?

I've tried these techniques as described in the Markdown Syntax Guide but no joy:

- indenting every line by 4 spaces

- using 3 backtick ` quote marks before and after

- using double brackets {{to enclose what should be monospace}} - this does result in a monospaced inline style ONLY IF there is no trailing space before the final brackets, however spaces in the original are collapsed so the table structure isn't preserved

- I also tried enclosing it within a {note} and {info} macro.

I did note that the space and pipe | characters are not in the list of characters that can be escaped with a preceding backslash.

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