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Alternate colors for tables Edited

I saw an answer to this question from 5 years ago. I am seeing if anything has changed. Is there a way to have alternating colors for table rows in Confluence now? 

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Hi @Jerry Smith Ext. 32632 

Are you looking to change the colour of a row of cells in a Confluence table?

In Confluence - there are two potential methods depending if you're using the new or legacy editor:

New Editor:

  1. Create a table in Confluence
  2. Highlight the cells in the row you wish to change the colour for
  3. In the most right-hand cell, select the small downwards arrow ("v") which appears in the top-right of the cell
  4. Hover over "Cell Background" and choose a new colour for that row

Legacy Editor:

  1. Create a table in Confluence
  2. Highlight the cells in the row you wish to change the colour for
  3. At the top of the page, there will be a sub-navigation bar for tables - it is between the main navigation bar and the contents on your page
  4. To the right of this bar is a colour drop-down (third from the right) - click this and select a colour

Let us know if this isn't what you were looking for - and perhaps link us to the existing question if there is a specific use case you're trying to replicate :)

Ste

Here is the link 

The method you described works. I was looking for it to be automatic where the rows automatically alternate tables as rows are added. 

 

Thank You for your help

Hi @Jerry Smith Ext. 32632 

Have you tried some of the solutions around modifying the look-and-feel settings of Confluence from that page?

Alternatively the Table Plus Macro is part of the Advanced Tables for Confluence app - which appears to still have table styling as part of its offering :). You could give this app a trial and see if it helps for your instance?

Ste

Holy moly this is bad. If you have alternating colors for columns, and you add a column, you have to update every row? Are you kidding me?

Meghan Arad Atlassian Team Nov 05, 2020

@Ben here's how...UPVOTE to get more traction on this feature request:

Select columns or rows in a table to apply formatting

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