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 on by default, but 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.

Third party macros provided by apps that aren't compatible with  Jira 8.4 are displayed in legacy mode:

The Macro header is not editable in Visual mode, and content within the macro is presented in text mode (wiki markup).

You can check the status of your apps on the Rich text editor configuration page:

Last modified on Oct 18, 2019

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