Confluence - Using the cell background colour selection not working

I have a Red/Amber/Green column in Confluence that I am trying to set the background to the appropriate colour but the colour selection button doesn't work as expected. It only shows the colouring when the cell and adjacent cells are selected/highlighted in page edit mode.


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It sounds like you might be trying to select a whole column to change the color of all the cells in the column at once; that doesn't seem to work. Try selecting each cell individually, and change the color, one cell at a time.

No - just selecting the individual cell. The odd thing is that when you highlight the cell by selecting the row it's in - after you have tried to set the background colour - it displays the colour you have set it to. But this is only the case when in 'edit'.

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Why select the row? just put your cursor in the cell and change it's color and see what happens when you save.

Hi Milo,

I am not selecting the row when trying to colour the cell. The above is just trying to demonstrate that when I do highlight the row after I have set the colour from within the individual cell - you get the reverse colour showing as the colour I selected.

I'm afraid I'm still not following.

Are you saying the cell changes color when selected, or the Change cell colour button changes color?

Hi Milo,

I am confusing things by mentioning the selection of cells. The basic problem is that when you click in a cell in a table and click the colour button - say red shading - it doesn't work. The cell remains white.

We have tried upgrading and different browsers and still have the issue. It used to work for us but doesn't anymore.


Alright, let's start over.

If you create a new table, can you change a cell's color?

No. I think it may be caused by our use of the documentation template rather than the default. Testing that tonight.

I've just found out the same bug in our production Wiki system 5.2.3 version. Cell Colours do not work in display mode when a table is placed within a 'Page Properties' macro/section.

The problem is solved btw in our test version on 5.9.5. So we really should do that upgrade soon smile

In Edit mode :

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Once saved and in display mode :

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Thanks Peter. The Page Properties section was the problem. Cheers

Any one knows how to do this using Confluence CLI?

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