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Confluence Markup Cheat Sheet by

This cheat sheet contains most used markup syntax for Atlassian Confluance, a few often used Keyboard Shortcuts and lists several Macro names.


Some Markup is not useable in the WYSIWYG editor directly, then you have to use Paste Markup by
Ctrl + Shift + D

Keyboard Shortcuts

Create a child page
Edit current page
New Paragraph
Shift + Enter
New Line
Ctrl + Shift + D
Paste Markup text
Ctrl + S
Submit / Save
Keyboard Shortcut help


Special characters can be escaped with a backslash , examples:
, ...


h1. Biggest heading
h3. Big Heading
h6. Smallest heading
Headings are started with h1. - h6.

Text Effects

*bold text*
bold text
no preview
- citation
bq. Block quotation
| Block quotation
no preview
{color­:re­d}red text{c­olor}
no preview

Horizontal Rule

Horizontal Rules are created by a line containing 4 dashes:

Text Breaks

Paragraph Breaks are created by blank line.
Line Breaks are implicitly created by a single newline or explicitly by \\ (1)


Simple lists
- item 1
- item 2
- item 3
Bulleted lists
* level 1
* level 1
** level 2
Numbered lists
# level 1
# level 1
## level 2
Mixed lists
# numbered
#* indented bullet

Table (1)

||heading 1||heading 2||heading 3||

|cell A1|cell A2|cell A3|

|cell B1|cell B2|cell B3|

Table with Lists (1)

||Heading 1||Heading 2||

|* Item 1

* Item 2

* Item 3|# Item 1

# Item 2

# Item 3|


[pagename to link to]
[#anchor to jump to]
[http:­//e­xternal url to link]


!http:// fully qualified URL!

Macro Syntax



Table of Content
Code block
Sections on page
Show info box
Show warning box
Show tip box
Show error box
Include page
Include CSS

Code Block languages

action­script3 bash csharp coldfusion cpp css delphi diff erlang groovy html/xml java javafx javascript perl php powershell python ruby scala sql text vb

Sections (1)



small column with a width of only 30%.



larger column with a width of 70%.



Docume­ntation Reference



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