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Confluence pages are stored internally in a simple content-formatting language called Wiki Markup, based on Textile.

The Wiki Markup Editor allows users to edit Confluence pages directly in wiki markup language. This has the advantage of being faster than the Rich Text Editor for some formatting tasks. When using the wiki markup editor to edit a page, examples of commonly used markup are displayed in a panel on the right called the Quick Notation Guide, with a link to the Full Notation Guide for more detail.

Because wiki markup is designed to be simple to learn, the quickest way to learn wiki markup is to edit an existing page, switch to the wiki markup editor and experiment. More resources on wiki markup editing can be found below.

Full Notation Guide To customise the look and feel of the notation guide, please see these instructions.
Working with Headings
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Here's a short example of some typical markup:

What you type

What you get

h4. Confluence Markup

Ideally, the markup should be _readable_ and even *clearly understandable* when you are
editing it. Inserting formatting should require few keystrokes, and little thought.

After all, we want people to be concentrating on the words, not on where the angle-brackets
should go.

* Kinds of Markup
** Text Effects
** Headings
** Text Breaks
** Links
** Other



Confluence Markup


Ideally, the markup should be readable and even clearly understandable when you are
editing it. Inserting formatting should require few keystrokes, and little thought.

After all, we want people to be concentrating on the words, not on where the angle-brackets
should go.

  • Kinds of Markup
    • Text Effects
    • Headings
    • Text Breaks
    • Links
    • Other

Here, in comparison, is how that would look if you had to edit the page in HTML:

<h4>Confluence Markup</h4>
<p>Ideally, the markup should be <em>readable</em> and even <strong>clearly understandable</strong>
when you are editing it. Inserting formatting should require few keystrokes, and little thought</p>
<p>After all, we want people to be concentrating on the words, not on where the angle-brackets should
go.</p>
<ul>
   <li>Kinds of Markup
     <ul>
      <li>Text Effects</li>
      <li>Headings</li>
      <li>Text Breaks</li>
      <li>Links</li>
      <li>Other</li>
     </ul>
   </li>
</ul>







RELATED TOPICS

Rich Text Editor Overview
Writing Confluence pages
Creating a New Page
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