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Changes to cut/paste for links in Confluence Cloud

We have a set of links that go to child pages in our Confluence setup.  Each week we copy pages then update the links on the main page and copy/paste them to the child pages so we have some easy links at the top of each page that helps users to move around better than looking in the side bar.  Recently something has changed that when we paste this grouping of links, the url associated with the link is removed or replaced by a hashtag (#).  This is new behavior and now forces us to go into each link and point it to the right page.  

Was there an update to the UI that decided that should be the new behavior?  Does anyone have any suggestions on an alternate way to do this or how to workaround this new "feature"?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Have you looked at the excerpt/excerpt include macros?

On the main page have a section created as an excerpt with the links and then on each child page you can use the excerpt include on each of these.

Less copy and paste this way.

Yes, this is exactly what we did.  Still a bit of a user experience disappointment to have what you paste altered especially since it used to work correctly.  I agree that this does end up being a more elegant solution for this use case.

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