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This page relates to rich text formatting in the new Jira issue view. For information on formatting text in the old issue view, take a look at Editing and collaborating on issues.

Markdown

The Atlassian editor supports markdown formatting for rich text fields. This makes it quick and easy to add headings, lists, code blocks, and more to your descriptions, comments, and other rich text fields. You can copy raw markdown into the Atlassian editor but you can't convert content from it into raw markdown.

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Rather than remembering different shortcuts for different types of content, you can remember just one: the slash command. Type to add code, emoji, images, and more to your rich text fields.

For those of you who prefer using markup languages, you can type or paste in markdown and we’ll convert it into fully formatted content as you go.

Markdown syntax

Result

**text**

Bold

__text__

Bold

*text*

Italics

_text_

Italics

~~text~~

Strikethrough

`text`

[link](www.atlassian.com)link
#

##

###

####

#####

######

Heading levels from 1 through to 6.

*
  • Unordered list (use tab to indent and shift + tab to outdent)
-
  • Unordered list (use tab to indent and shift + tab to outdent)
1.
  1. Ordered list (use tab to indent and shift + tab to outdent)
2)
  1. Ordered list (use tab to indent and shift + tab to outdent)
> 

Block quote

---

Horizontal rule

***

Horizontal rule

:emoji:

Emoji

```
Code block


Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts have also been updated to be consistent with industry standards, so many of our keyboard shortcuts will be the same as in the other apps you use.

Keyboard shortcuts (Mac)

Keyboard shortcuts (Windows)

Result

⌘ + B

CTRL + B

Bold

⌘ + I

CTRL + I

Italic

⌘ + U

CTRL + U

Underline

TabTabIndent list items
Shift + TabShift + TabOutdent list items

⌘ + Shift + S

CTRL + Shift + S

Strikethrough

⌘ + Shift + 7

CTRL + Shift + 7

  1. Numbered list

⌘ + Shift + 8

CTRL + Shift + 8

  • Bulleted list

⌘ + Shift + 9

CTRL + Shift + 9

Quote

⌘ + Shift + -

CTRL + Shift + -

Divider

⌘ + Shift + K

CTRL + Shift + K

Link

⌘ + Shift + M

CTRL + Shift + M

Code

⌘ + \

CTRL + \

Clear formatting

⌘ + Z

CTRL + Z

Undo

⌘ + Shift + Z

CTRL + Shift + Z

Redo

⌘ + Shift + V

CTRL + Shift + V

Paste plain text

:

:

Emoji

@

@

Mention

/

/

Quick insert for tables, emoji, images, and more


Turn off keyboard shortcuts

If Jira's keyboard shortcuts don't speed up your work and you'd prefer to turn them off, you can do so via the keyboard shortcuts dialog.

  1. Click Help  > Keyboard shortcuts
  2. Toggle the Keyboard shortcuts are enabled option in the dialog.