About BigPicture

BigPicture installation and updates

Quick start with BigPicture

BigPicture Sizing Guide

Cloud vs. Server - Key Differences in BigPicture on These Platforms

BigPicture Export

Progress Tracking

Tutorials and tips


 BigPicture 7.10 and earlier

Concept of a Program

Setting up BigGantt and BigPicture to support next-gen projects

 BigPicture release notes

BigPicture Cloud Backlog


About BigGantt

BigGantt installation and updates

Cloud vs. Server - Key Differences in BigPicture on These Platforms

 BigGantt release notes

 Release notes
 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server


 BigPicture Enterprise
 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server

 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server

 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server

Knowledge Base

Tutorials and tips

Trust Center

BigPicture 8 is here!

Discover the landmark edition of the Atlassian Marketplace top-selling app! The new version is available to all Cloud, Server and Data Center users. Visit BigPicture 8 Documentation to learn more about it.

Advanced customization

The list of styles can be presented in a separate pane (Styles task pane can be opened with the keyboard shortcut Alt+Ctrl+Shift+S).

The styles listed in the pane start with a prefix "BT.task." The first word always starts with a lowercase and the following ones depending on how they were named in Jira, there's no spaces between words.

You can add a space after the name of a style to add additional description to help you identify the desired style:

  • BT.task.summary header
  • BT.task.summary footer

In version 2.0 the prefix was changed from SP (like SoftwarePlant) to BT (like BigTemplate).

 Supported field types

Jira standard fields

The style name should include the Jira field as explained above. For standard JIRA fields, it's rather simple:

JIRA fieldStyle name

You can find the list of available styles with examples in on this page: Click!


Assignee and reporter e-mail support are supported. To make them appear in a document, use the identifiers:



QR codes

Image identifier BT.task.key#qr generates QR code with a link to the issue.

Custom field types

  • Number
  • Select List (multiple choice)
  • Select List (single choice)
  • User Picker
  • Date Picker
  • Labels
  • Text Field (multi-line)
  • Text Field (single line)

For custom fields, you need to find out how a given field is named in your JIRA instance - the field ID is used for this. To do so, go to JIRA Administration->Issues→Custom Fields:

To obtain the ID, you need to right-click a custom field on your JIRA issue screen and hit Inspect Element - the Id will be clearly shown as a numerical value (10400 as an example below for field 123):

The pattern is BT.task.custom.<ID-here>. e.g. BT.task.custom.customfield_10001
It can be looked up in leave.docx default template -> date from and date to is a custom field.


Fonts need to be embedded if a template uses custom ones. This can be done in MS Word in the Options section shown below:

Note: this feature is not available on the Mac version of Office 365.