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The instructions in this Tutorial are currently being updated to reflect the latest version of Confluence 5.0. If you need help getting started with Confluence, you can go directly to the Confluence 5.0 User Guide for assistance.

Formatting content

Confluence pages are written in a simple markup language based on Textile. By using this simple markup, Confluence makes it easy for your team to create and share content together.
Here is a short example of some typical markup:

Confluence Markup

Titles can be easily built using

Text

Text can be emphasised, bolded, cited, deleted, inserted, used as superscript or as subscript, monospaced, used as %a span%, given in bq. blockquotes.

Color

You can specify a color simply by typing the name of the color into the 'color' macro: blue, orange,
green, red, purple, etc.

or you can specify a RGB value in hexadecimal.

Lists

Lists can be bulleted or ordered by number:

  • Kinds of Markup
    • Text Effects
    • Headings
    • Text Breaks
    • Links
    • Other
  • Kinds of Markup
    1. Text Effects
    2. Headings
    3. Text Breaks
    4. Links
    5. Other

Tables

Use the pipe character to build tables quickly:

Name

Office

Alice

01

Bob

23

Cathy

45

Confluence Markup is easy to learn and quick to use. At left you will find a quick overview of markup, but not a comprehensive one. It is enough to get you started. For further details, please visit the online documentation for Confluence Markup.
For those who prefer it, Confluence also provides a WYSIWYG editor.
(tick) When editing in Wiki Markup mode, look at the full notational guide on the lower right-hand side of the page for quick tips on how to insert headings, lists, tables, and so on.

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  1. Unknown User (mlevinson@state.ma.us)

    Hi All,

     

    Maybe add back the link for working with tables – as they are a major component of so many pages, would be helpful.