I just came across your question and I noticed that we didn't get an answer for you regarding your requirement.
From what I understand, you want something similar that the Excerpt Include Macro provides, except that you want the content not to be updated when the page is updated. You want to display a historical excerpt. Is that right?
If not, perhaps I could use some further clarification, or if you have an image describing the type of macro you require.
I hope you are well!
I discovered a case where upon viewing a historical version of a page, even the excerpt macros will include the most recent version. This confirms that it is also not possible to display historical excerpts in a page.
A feature request was created as a result of that, but it has been closed since we don't have plans to implement this in the near future.
I believe that for you, the best solution would be to use an add-on that can help you with this. I found two that could work for you.
Both of these solutions appear to handle multiple excerpts. You could create one for each version and re-use it, without worrying about it changing on the page.
If you want to give it a try, you can get a free trial of the add-ons and see if it meets your needs.
Let me know if you have any questions about that.
Hi @Francoise DUCLOS can you describe what you are trying to accomplish a bit more?
If you want to include a part of a page in Confluence onto another page you can do that with the excerpt include macro:
You can also include an entire page with the page include macro:
In fact I want to be able to "blocked" a version and I want to be able to say, this file is representative of the step A end this one of the step B. The big problme with Confluence is to have a new version at each change. SO it is quite impossible to "fix" a step. As the notion of history and of version doesn't exist, it is quite difficult to trace the differents steps of the history. Don't know if it is clear... tell me
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