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Can I embed the expand macro inside a Confluence table?


I did it and it worked fine in Preview mode, but when I published my page, the expand macro did not work. I click on it and the cell does not expand.

It works properly outside of the table. 

It works fine for the first 3 seconds before the left-side menu is loaded. Then it does not anymore.

What to do? 

Thank you!

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I was able to add an expander macro into a cell within a table in Confluence Cloud and it didn't move etc. 

Expand Macro in Confluence table cell.png

Bummer, could really use the expand macro inside cells in a table. 

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Hi Camélia,

Yes, you can add an expand macro inside a table cell.  If you're having issues with this, it may be related to how you're adding it.  We've seen issues when the expand macro is copy-pasted from view mode.  Are you having this issue when adding a fresh expand macro and not copying and pasting?  

Hi Miranda,

Thanks for your answer. Yes I'm having the same issue with freshly added expand macros.

It does seem to work in the very first seconds after I reloaded the page, but it doesn't anymore after 2-3 seconds...

Thank you

Hi Camélia,

Do you inset Expand macro into the header row of a table? If so, there is an issue with table sorter.

No, it is in a regular cell, not in the header row. 

Thank you for your answer!

Hi Camélia,

Your comment about it not working after the left side bar loads made me wonder if you have a third-party add-on which is interfering with the expand macro.  So I'd ask you to try the following: 

  • Run Confluence in Safe Mode
  • Try in another browser

In both cases test to see if the expand macro works again.

Let me know how it goes!

Also observing this issue since the latest UI updates..

Unable to test safe mode or another browser due to restrictions.

Also observing this issue recently only, possibly since the latest UI updates.

Firefox, Chrome, IE all yield the same results. 

Hi @Miranda RawsonI am having the same issue with an Expand into a regular cell created from a fresh macro. and copied the Expand content from a notepad (simple text)

I am using Chrome Version 56.0.2924.87 (64-bit)

macroissue.PNGThe latest version of Confluence with different tables does not support adding the macro to a row. It drops it to the bottom, outside, of the table.

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