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Cannot read text in Headlines in a Table (first row / first column in white letters)


Hello, I cannot read Headlines in a table.

The first row and the first column are shown in white letters on light grey underground.

Every table with headline in Confluence and in Jira.

In Edge and in Chrome.


Workaround (insufficient): I mark the headline column by mouse.


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Jessica Atlassian Team Jun 23, 2022

Hi David, Good day. :) 

Thank you for the screenshot and details!
It seems the text color there is set to blank, where by default it is set to black.

If you have the edit permissions in those pages, you can go to the table column and row and change the text color by selecting the text and chose the text color desired by clicking on the A icon, in the toolbar:


Alternatively, you can change the background color for the cell as well, by clicking on the dropdown button when clicking on the cell you want to change the color.

Hope that helps, David! Let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding it or in case it doesn't work, even if the color is changed.


Hi Jessica,

thanks for the quick answer, but this does not work.

The font color is already black.

Maybe it is something in my web browser settings (Edge and Chrome).

Some of my colleaguas have the same problem, but most of them don't have.

Kind regards,


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