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The Info macro allows you to highlight helpful information on a Confluence page. It creates a blue-coloured box surrounding your text, as shown below.

Info Macro Example

Icon

This text is rendered inside the info macro.

Using the Info Macro

To add the Info macro to a page:

  1. In the Confluence editor, choose Insert > Other Macros.
  2. Find and select the required macro.

Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete: Type { and the beginning of the macro name, to see a list of suggested macros. Details are in Using Autocomplete.

To edit an existing macro: Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.

Parameters

Parameters are options that you can set to control the content or format of the macro output. Where the parameter name used in Confluence storage format or wikimarkup is different to the label used in the macro browser, it will be listed below in brackets (example).

Parameter

Default

Description

Optional Title
(title

none

The title of the information box. If specified, the title text will be displayed in bold next to the icon.

Show Information Icon
(icon

true

If "false", the icon will not be displayed.

Code examples

The following examples are provided for advanced users who want to inspect or edit the underlying markup for a Confluence page. 

Macro name: info

Macro body: Accepts rich text.

Storage format example

The following example shows all parameters and a body:

Below are some examples of the Info macro with various optional parameters used.

Description

MarkupWhat you will get

Info macro with a body defined and no optional parameters

Icon

 This is important information.

Info macro with with a body and an optional Title parameter defined

This is my title

Icon

 This is important information.

Info macro with a body and optional Title and Icon parameters defined

This is my title

 This is important information.

Wiki markup example

 

 

13 Comments

  1. Can you edit the size of the title text?

    1. Hi Robert,

      There's no direct way to do this. However, you can actually tweak the size by going to Dashboard > Administration > Look and Feel > Global Stylesheet and enter the following:

      Feel free to change the font-size. Hope this helps.

      Cheers
      JSashi

  2. Anonymous

    Can you change the size of the blue box?

    1. Anonymous

      You can use columns or tables to limit the size of the box.

       

      Box1

      Icon

      Something to say here.

      Box2

      Icon

      Something else to say here.

  3. Is it possible to change the background color of the info box?

  4. I don't see the border of the box anymore when using Confluence 4.0. There was one in 3.5.

    It's the same with almost all format macro's like Info, Note and Tip.

    Is this new in Confluence 4.0?

    1. Hi there Egbert,

      Borders on the Info macro should be visible, as they are in the examples on this page. If you can't see borders on the example here, it may be your local computer configuration. If not, please raise a support request so that our support engineers can assist you.

      I hope this helps.

      Best Regards,

      Edwin Dawson
      Technical Writing Team Leader
      Atlassian
      http://www.atlassian.com

  5. Anonymous

    Guys, you took out the wiki markup way to do this (e.g. Info Macro#UsagewiththeWikiMarkupEditor) but you can't do that until all the places we need to use wiki markup (like the Global Template editor) are gone from the product.

    Please restore the sections that show wiki markup examples for this and all other macros, at least until we no longer need to use it to create Global Templates!

    P.S. Even once you've replaced all the wiki markup editors with RTEs, some people still might find it easier to use the "Insert Wiki Markup" method, especially if they are hand-editing parameters - so you may want to keep the wiki markup examples around even after that point.

    1. Anonymous

      Yes. Completely agree. Working a lot with templates, and I have to rely on the comments sections to randomly find wiki-markup for Global Templates. 

  6. Anonymous

    I'm missing info macro icons in pdf exports. Is this normal?

  7. Hi all,

    Can I change the icons used for {Tip, {Info and {Warning macros? I'd like to be able to use the icons we created for our documentation to make Confluence and the PDF docs look more consistent.

     

    B

  8. I have created an issue about this: CONF-31307 - Word Export: Info, Note, Warning and Tip macros are not included in the exported document Open .

  9. in Confluence 3 and 4, info had light-blue background. Now it is white.

    • why?  (some people at Atlassian seem to have a boring time...)
    • How to change it back? (CSS entry?)