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Sometimes, in the history of Confluence, we've added an easier way to do something, without remembering to take away the difficult way of doing that thing. There was a time when you had to open the macro browser and find the strikethrough macro just to add a line through your text. We later added a strikethrough button to the toolbar (much faster!) but still kept that strikethrough macro around.

Other macros were removed due to issues with performance when the editor shows the content live on the edited page.

  • Rollover
  • Div
  • Span
  • Style
  • JUnit Report

You can check the editor roadmap page to track the plans to add these macros back to the editor.


Below you'll find a list of the macros that were intentionally excluded from the new editor and are being removed from the legacy editor along with the the alternative methods you can use to get the same results.

 

MacroAlternative method
Align

Align your content by using the align options in your toolbar

Anchor

Link to headings on a page without the need of a macro in the new editor.

Review this table for details on linking to content in the new editor.

Background color

Use an info panel


Center

Use the center align feature in the toolbar

CheeseType "I like cheese!" (smile)
Code Block

Use the Code Snippet element available from the menu or from the slash command ( / ).

Confluence news gadgetLink to the Atlassian cloud blog
https://confluence.atlassian.com/cloud/blog
Content by user

Create a normal link to a search for the author using the following link structure:

https://SITE.atlassian.net/wiki/dosearchsite.action?
cql=creator+%3D+%22USERNAME%22

For example, if I wanted to search for everything created by Desiree Conceicao on connie.atlassian.net, the link would be

https://connie.atlassian.net/wiki/dosearchsite.actio
n?cql=creator+%3D+%22dconceicao%22
Copyright

Use your operating system’s symbol shortcut for ©:

  • On Windows, press the Alt key and hold it down while typing 0169 on the keypad
  • On Mac, press the Option key and hold it down while typing g on the keyboard
Create space button

Create a link to the following URL, substituting your own site name:

https://SITE.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/createspace
-start.action

For example, on connie.atlassian.net, the link would be

https://connie.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/createspac
e-start.action
Fancy bullets

If you want to use images or symbols as your bullets, you can still achieve a similar effect by adding them in manually, and indenting your list (although your bullets won't be outside of the indent). 

Alternatively, if you're planning on printing a page with bullets, you can export that page to PDF and use Confluence's PDF stylesheet function to style your bullets however you'd like. 

Favorite Pages

Create a link to the following URL, substituting your own site name:

https://SITE.atlassian.net/wiki/my/saved-for-later

For example, on connie.atlassian.net, the link would be

https://connie.atlassian.net/wiki/my/saved-for-later
GalleryInsert images directly
Global reportsYou can already get all this information through space tools
Highlight

Use an info panel


HTML comment

No current alternative for this macro

IM presenceIf you need to know whether someone's online, it's probably easier to check that messaging service than to create a page with this macro on it
LoremipsumUse one of the many online tools for generating placeholder text like https://www.lipsum.com/
MultimediaNo current alternative for this macro
Navigation mapUse the children display macro
NoformatUse the Code formatting from the toolbar to make text monospace; however, you won't be able to remove the grey background
PanelUse the Info Panel element in new editor.
Privacy mark

Insert the lock and key icon from emoji picker in the toolbar


Privacy policyInsert a link to your privacy policy
Recently used labels

Use the more functional Related labels or Content by label macro

Registered Trademark

Use your operating system’s symbol shortcut for ®:

  • On Windows, press the Alt key and hold it down while typing 0174 on the keypad
  • On Mac, press the Option key and hold it down while typing r on the keyboard
Search resultsCreate a normal link to search results page directly for your keyword(s)
Service Mark

Type “SM”, and apply the superscript formatting from the toolbar

Space attachmentsAdd a label to all the pages with attachments, then use a content by label macro
Space detailsCopy/paste your space details from space tools
Strikethrough

Add strikethrough formatting to your text using the strikethrough option in your toolbar

Trademark

Use your operating system’s symbol shortcut for ™:

  • On Windows, press the Alt key and hold it down while typing 0153 on the keypad
  • On Mac, press the Option key and hold it down while typing 2 on the keypad