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Strange layout. Publish button in different place.


I was creating a new page in Confluence (Cloud) today and it looked completely different. 


  • You started writing in the middle of screen.
    • There was a button where you could get rid of some white space but not all. (in edit mode)
  • The tool bar was a bit different.
    • E.g., Now there were only a few font color choices rather than many.
  • Font size is different than every other page. 
  • The "Publish" button is now at the top of the screen rather than the bottom. 
  • Using shortcut "{" to pull up macros no longer works.

All new pages created have this style editing layout. All pre-existing pages have the original editing layout. 

  • No administrative changes have been made. 
  • I am selecting the "Blank page" option as always.
  • Current workaround I found is to copy an existing page and then delete all content, rename, and move to where it needs to go.


How can I make new pages have original editing layout with all the features?

Screen Shot 2019-10-29 at 1.57.14 PM.pngScreen Shot 2019-10-29 at 1.57.34 PM.png



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Darryl St_ Pierre
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Oct 29, 2019

Just to build on @Sven Schatter _Lively Apps_ 's response... some Cloud customers are still in a "hybrid" mode (we're one) and have an option of old or new. The dialog below is what we see when creating a new page. The new format option is "Try the new editing experience".


Do you not have the "Blank page" option available any longer, or is that the template that results in the new format?


Thanks for the reply. Ah, I do see EXACTLY what I am looking for (at least while it is still available.) Cheers!

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Sven Schatter _Lively Apps_
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Oct 29, 2019

How can I make new pages have original editing layout?

You can't. When creating new pages you will get the new editor experience. You can read more on it here.

Thanks for the link! I'll check it out.

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