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Paste a Word table to Confluence without table blowing up

Issue: I'm able to successfully paste Word tables to our Confluence Wiki without the tables "blowing up", meaning the formatting remains tight without extra space being added vertically.

However, I have a colleague who cannot paste a Word table to Confluence without the table adding a lot of extra space vertically, to the point where each row unneccessarily is sized like three rows.

We compared our versions of Word and Word settings: No difference.

We compared our Confluence permissions and settings: No difference.

We compared our browsers: I use Google Chrome and my colleague uses IE. THAT was the problem. Once she switched to Google Chrome, this problem went away.

I hope this is helpful.

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Hi Steven

Unfortunately for me, Chrome is not an option as my company has standardized on IE with no option to switch. I too have found Word tables to be unstable when copying into Confluence. My workaround is to copy the table from Word to Excel and then to Confluence. A bit clunky I know, but it does improve the formatting of the resulting table.


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