Reading View


The reading view displays the items of a tree folder for convenient reading, using the same hierarchical structure. To access the view, select a folder in the tree and then select the Reading View icon from the R4J navigation bar in the upper right.

The reading view displays images inline, both in issues and folders. You can attach images to requirements or folders and add links in their descriptions to achieve this.






Open detail view

  • Select the issue key of an issue to open it in R4J detail view.

  • Select the Detail View icon above the tree to toggle between the reading view and detail view.

Edit inline

  • To start inline editing, select a field in an issue.

  • Modify the value as desired.

  • To save the changes, select an area outside of the input field. This automatically saves any modified content unless changes are discarded with the Cancel button.

Due to Jira library limitations, there are elements used by the Jira Rich Text Editor (RTE) that cannot be supported by R4J. These are Files, Media (Images), Mentions, and Emojis. If you try to edit an RTE field containing any of these elements, an inline prompt gives you the option to edit it via the Jira issue dialog.

Configure display fields

By default, the reading view displays the Key, Summary, and Description fields of requirements. The user can change the selection of fields, which is saved and used till a different selection of fields is made.

  • Select Display Fields.

  • In the dialog “Display reading view fields”, set the desired fields in the selected list.

  • Select Display.


  • Select the caret on the left of an issue key to expand or collapse the items under it.

Access tree view operations

The context menu provides the same operations that are available in the tree view - see Context Menu Operations.

  • Hover on an issue in the reading view.

  • Select the ellipses icon () on the left side of a folder or issue.