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Confluence Forgot How to Count

So. This is a bug I encountered yesterday, and today I was able to fix it without completely rebuilding the page but I have no idea how. Magic. It drove me nuts yesterday. So I'm hoping someone recognizes this bug and can tell me what happened, or at least a fix that's not as magically confusing, 'cause I have a few more tables that are doing this. 

I have a pretty sizable document (~100 Microsoft Office Pages) with tables littered throughout the document. We have a "Step - Action - Result" standard, and so I use the insert numbering column function.

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We commonly have collapsed Code Blocks in the Result Section of our Documents, which has never been an issue. In edit mode, this particular table looks fine:edit.jpg
In view mode however... Step 1 disappeared.

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At first I thought the first row just disappeared... and then I found it.

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I'm pretty sure 1 is NOT the number that follows 12. So to try to troubleshoot it, I copy and pasted the table into my personal space and it got worse!

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I returned the code back into the code blocks (all 12) and it fixed itself. No idea how or why that worked, so I copy and pasted it back into the document, and it stayed fixed. So I know it's not a bug with the page.

Oh, but when I pasted back into the original document insert numbering column was no longer checked (I'm assuming because when I pasted it, it thought that all the columns were manually built).

done.jpg

 

However, we have some tables that have 100+ rows and recreating / whatever I just did would be ridiculous to bother with. Luckily, all the buggy tables have been short.

I have not seen this problem in tables that do NOT have the numbering column, but I also am not quite sure if the order of those tables actually matter (or that I would notice anyway).

There's no hidden CSS or HTML or anything anywhere that I can find that would cause this.

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@Heth_Siemer, is it possible that you accidentally clicked a column header?

This would sort the table based on the column selected.

Didn't think about that, but I just checked and none of the columns would order in a 2-12 then 1 manner if the table was sorting by them :/

If I sort by Action, 12 comes first. If I sort by Result, 5 comes first.

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