Rich text editing

Users expect a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editing experience, and the rich text editor lets your users choose between Text mode, which is wiki markdown, or Visual mode, which is a WYSIWYG editor. The rich text editor is available on description fields, comment fields, and all Text field (multi line) custom fields that use the wiki renderer.

Rich text editing is a JIRA Labs feature, and if you've decided you're not in love with it, and you want your users to only have wiki markdown as their editor, you can disable it by:

  1. Choose > System
  2. Select Rich text editor in the User Interface section of the left hand menu.
  3. Click the Enable rich text editing for users toggle to disable or enable the editor. Hovering over the toggle will let you know if the editor is on or off.

Currently, the editor does not support:

  • Nested tables.
  • Pasting rich text (plain text is fine) that contains complex formatting.
  • Images in table cells.
  • Third party API calls.

JIRA Labs features

We're always working on new features, and JIRA Labs lets us put this hard work in the hands of our customers sooner rather than later. You'll probably fall in love with these new features, but since we're trying to improve your product experience, these features may change or may not be available in the future.

Last modified on Aug 17, 2016

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