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How do I use markdown in Description

First time using a next gen project.


I don't seem to be able to use any markdown or other text based formatting.  For example, if I put


then it renders the asterisks and nothing is bolded.

Is it not possible to markup things anymore?

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Hi @Ben Arnette

Classic used wiki markup; whilst Next Gen uses markdown - so for bold in markdown, it is **test**

Does this work if used in the Description field? Tested it in our instance and it works fine.

For more information on markdown, see this Confluence page


Thanks!  I'm now able to do some basic stuff!

Do you know if there are equivalents to things like {panel}?  I don't see anything like that on the Confluence page. 

Hi @Ben Arnette

If you type "/" in the description field it'll bring up a list of options to choose from you can add to the text box :) - this has code block, table, panels, etc.


Thanks Stephen!


One last question:  Is there a way to paste in from a text file the "/" hidden items?


If I paste in "asterisk-asterisk-something-asterisk-asterisk"  from the clipboard, I get bolded text.

If I past in "/warn" or something I just get "/warn".

Do the formats behind the "/" have something I can paste in to get converted to that object?  I used to be able to paste {panel} from the clipboard and get a rendered panel, but I'm not sure how to do that now.

Hi @Ben Arnette

Not as far as I know at this stage.

If it's an upload, an alternative would be to load the issues into a Classic project and then "move" the issues into the Next-Gen version. I tested this in our instance and it did work fine.

Move works in a similar way - see this Confluence page for more details.


Thanks Ste!

My use case is making templates in an offline text editor and pasting them into the field with all the markup included.  Looks I can do that for a more limited subset of the markup than I could in original Jira. 

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