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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 can be emphasised, bolded, cited, deleted, inserted, used as superscript or as subscript, monospaced, or given in



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

or you can specify a RGB value in hexadecimal.


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


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

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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