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This quick-reference guide is for people who regularly used the wiki markup editor in earlier versions of Confluence. It shows you how to use the new editor to do the things you have always done. And more.

The editor offers a number of options in the toolbar. But did you know...?

  • You can use autocomplete and autoformatting shortcuts instead of the toolbar.
  • The trigger characters for autocomplete and autoformatting are derived from wiki markup.
  • You can add macros, links and images by typing the entire wiki markup element, ignoring autocomplete.. As soon as you close the macro, link, or image, Confluence will convert it to rich text format and add it to the page.

Hints to get you started quickly

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Before and after guide for wiki markup fans

Below are the most commonly used autocomplete and autoformatting triggers.

Using

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wiki markup

What you did before

What to do now

Typing wiki markup:
Typed text and wiki markup into the Wiki Markup Editor pane.

Start typing wiki markup – try it and see what happens!

Pasting wiki markup:
Pasted wiki markup into the Wiki Markup Editor pane.

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Adding

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macros

What you did before

What to do now

Adding a macro to your page:
Typed curly brackets, the macro name and parameters. Example:

{blog-posts}
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Formatting

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text

What you did before

What to do now

Bold text:
Typed an asterisk '*', your text, then another asterisk in wiki markup. Example:

*Surf's Up*
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Heading levels:
Typed the heading level in wiki markup. Example:

h2. Midnight at the Lost and Found
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Underlining, italics, superscript, subscript:
Typed the wiki markup characters before and after your text.

Type the wiki markup just as you did before. Autoformatting will convert it as you type.

Left, centre and right alignment:
Not available in previous versions of Confluence.

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Indentation:
Not available in previous versions of Confluence.

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Quotation:
Typed the {quote} macro in wiki markup. Example:

{quote}Life is a lemon.{quote}

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Or type bq. in the editor

Colour:
Typed the {color} macro in wiki markup. Example:

{color:green}Bat out of Hell.{color}
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Adding

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symbols and

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emoticons

What you did before

What to do now

Smiley:
Typed a colon and a round bracket. Example:

:)
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Tick or check mark:
Typed a forward slash in round brackets. Example:

(/)
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What you did before

What to do now

Adding a table:
Typed pipe characters '|' in wiki markup. Example:

||  || Title || Owned ||
| 1  | 	45 seconds of ecstasy | Y |
| 2  | 	Amnesty Is Granted |   |
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Editing a table:
Edited the text and shuffled the pipe characters around.

Learn the keyboard shortcuts for table editing. Click the help icon on the editor toolbar to see a list of shortcut keys.

Displaying

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images

What you did before

What to do now

Displayed an image attached to the page:
Typed/pasted the image name inside exclamation marks '!'. Example:

!NoMatterWhat.png!
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Displaying an image attached to another page:
Typed/pasted the page name, a '^' and the image name inside exclamation marks. Example – to display an image that is attached to the page titled 'Home By Now':

!Home By Now^NoMatterWhat.png!

Exactly the same as when the image is attached to the same page, or use the new "Search" tab in "Insert" > "Image"

Aligning images:

!NoMatterWhat.png|align=right!

Click on the image and then:

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What you did before

What to do now

Embedding a video, movie or audio file into a page:
Used the wiki markup image format. Example:

!HotPatootie.mov!

Use the Multimedia macro.

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Functionality that is

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no longer available

This section contains a list of things you could do in in earlier versions of Confluence, but can no longer do in Confluence 4.0.

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  1. Edit a page in Microsoft Word. See FAQ entry.
  2. Edit, copy or view the wiki markup source of a page. This is because content is no longer stored in wiki markup format.

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source editor under

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development

Atlassian is developing an advanced editor that will allow you to edit the XHTML source. See Specification - Confluence Advanced Editor.

RELATED TOPICS

 Using Autocomplete
Keyboard Shortcuts
Planning for Confluence 4.0