Can create User Macros in the OnDemand Version?

I'm trying figure out how to create a user macro in my OnDemand instance. I am following the following instructions, but I do not see a link for User Macros in the left-hand panel of the Confluence Administration Console. Thanks, Troy.

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I'm disappointed to hear this.

I wanted to create a simple macro that would allow me to add a pagebreak in PDF exports as explained here:

Is there any other way I can achieve this?

I agree that it is really frustrating. Just started working with Confluence and my experience so far looks like this:

1) Tried to change font size so I've been looking at the editor toolbar where you would normally expect appropriate tool, as in any modern wysiwyg editor - NOT POSSIBLE!

2) Found workaround for changing font size here which require creating a user macro, and guess what? - NOT POSSIBLE (for OnDemand) EITHER! :-(

Very disappointing.

The scope of differences between the online and self-run versions of Confluence are really disappointing.  Atlassian -- get it together.

Hi Troy,

Unfortunately, User Macros are one of the features that are restricted ( with OnDemand so it's not possible for user macros to be created in the OnDemand version of Confluence.

Probably not what you wanted to hear, but I hope it at least stops you banging your head trying to create them.


Any plans to add such a feature (page break) to confluence ondemand? We need it aswell.  



When when when ... looking to add a simple Yammer Feed to an internal team site in CONF for a team space and there's of course no "User Macros" in the Cloud version.


Come on Atlassian .... when! 

To create a page break in the PDF (works in both cloud and server):

Add the div macro where you want the page to break, edit the macro and enter "pagebreak" (without the quotes) in the Class field.

Then, in Space Tools --> Look and Feel --> PDF Stylesheet


div.pagebreak {
page-break-before: always;

You can change font size in a number of ways:

1. Insert Markup and enter one of the following:

<font size="6">Your text</font> (This uses a range of 1 – 7 with 3 being the browser default.)

<span style="font-size:5px">Your text</span> (This sizes the font to the pixel size.)

<span style="font-size:50%">Your text</span> (This sizes the font to a percentage of the browser default size.)

2. Add the div macro and enter the text in the body of the macro, edit the macro and enter "smalltype" (without the quotes) in the Class field. Then add the CSS Stylesheet macro and add:

div.smalltype {

You can change "smalltype" to whatever you want, just be sure to call it the same thing in both places.

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