I've been trying to reproduce some layout practices from Confluence Server on Confluence Cloud, and I'm not finding what I want.
In Confluence Server, I could have several different segments, perhaps the first in 2 equal columns, then the next one column (basically the entire page), and then a third with 3 columns.
If I changed the dimensions/layout of a segment (adding columns, for example), I could always return it to the single wide layout with the full square button.
But I can't seem to find that option with Confluence Cloud. If I create a new segment in 2 columns, I can change to different layouts except for the single wide.
Does the new editing interface in Confluence Cloud prevent you from creating new single wide segments?
For the moment my work around has been just to create a new page in Confluence Cloud since new pages have single wide layouts, but that doesn't help if I want different layouts, including single wide, to be included within one page.
Hello there, @Laura Campbell _Elements_ !
Looking at our documentation, we can see that it does not give any insight into the new set of layouts that are currently available. Here is our documentation:
With the situation above in mind, I could find two reports related to this issue. Even though the reports are related to the main issue, they are not the same thing.
This one tries to tackle the update of our documentation:
On the other hand, this one tackles the creation of new layout options for Confluence Cloud editor:
I would recommend you to vote and watch both these reports. Voting helps to increase the visibility of the reports and watching them keeps you up to date with everything!
As a workaround you could remove the layout and use the narrow page view in Confluence.
Let us hear from you, Laura!
@DiegoThanks for sharing the existing issues; I've voted for the first.
Your mentioned workaround would work if I wanted the entire page to have the same layout, but I often use different layouts in different segments. I'll have to watch the issue.
Hello @Laura Campbell _Elements_ !
You are right, the workaround would be applicable if you were o use it in the entirety of the page. Thanks for pointing that out.
Also, thank you very much for taking part in this report and voting for it.
Let us know if you ever need anything else. Come share with the community!
Hi @Diego, could you please elaborate on how to achieve...
As a workaround you could remove the layout and use the narrow page view in Confluence
... in an existing Confluence Cloud (1000.0.0) document with a two-column layout.
I am unable to find a way to "remove the layout" and/or "use the narrow page view", without resolving to cut/paste'ing the entire column content to a location outside a section, which ruins the page history which believes the entire content has been replaced.
This answer does not work because formatting specifically around images is easily screwed up. The segments allowed for containers where you can apply individually sectioned areas as to not blow up the rest of the document. The single, full-width "section" is from the older editing platform. The newer layout columns do not provide this option at all but just leave an open page so instead of sectioning off different topics from top to bottom, you're stuck with an overall formatting nightmare.
I commented on the ticket, but also adding my thoughts here. In one of the comments this was added "We currently have no plans of introducing a single column layout as that can be achieved by removing all layouts and selecting either fixed or full width page layout." This is not an acceptable substitute for those of us who use multiple layout formats on one page. Hopefully you guys don't phase out the legacy editor without addressing this oversight.
Wow, loss of cloud layouts - both being able to combine single-column with multi-column and loss of being able to move them - really messes up my pages.
I can no longer develop a page by putting different details within different sections, then moving them up or down to rearrange them. I must now go use an outline editor to define my page, before I create it in cloud confluence. Copy/paste just doesn't work as robustly to reliably move whole sections intact.
I am disappointed. In the middle of a busy week, I have to stop and re-think the templates and site standards we have for our knowldege bases.
This is super annoying!
We lose more and more options!
Even font colors or types of tables?
Well, if Atlassian is going this road of decreasing functionalities, it is time to let it fly by themselves and choose more complex solutions for the knowledge base.
Can anyone suggest something as a replacement? :P
I usually scoff at people who whine about old features and not adapting but this is seriously ridiculous. The page autoformats paragraph settings and good luck with images and bullets for FAQ's, walkthroughs, and references by having the only way around that is dividing the page into different, specific layouts. This separation made things look professional and clean meant for an enterprise environment. Literally, how can this still be a problem 3 years later??
Being able to adjust columns or add extra columns would be fantastic. I am wanting to add multiple images in a row across the screen and there is not really an easy way to do this outside of using a table. The table looks clunky for this purpose and it also isn't responsive to the web.
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