Copying table rows across Confluence pages

Before the most recent release (The one that chnaged the UI) I was seemingly able to copy whole rows of data between different tables on different Confluence pages simply by opening them in 2 browser windows and using Ctrl C / Ctrl P.

Since the release it will only copy the data into a single cell on the new page. Is this intentional or a bug of some kind? 

It's simple but quite effective functionality for us.



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I have the same issue and it is very annoying, and also time consuming to recreate the table.
If I select a row / table and copy-paste it, it is pasted as a unique cell, with all the texts, images mixed one under the other.
If somebody has a solution, please let us know.

Yes, I've the same problem. It's very annoying indeed.

Hello Matt,

As far as I know, it is designed so. Copying of rows or columns (by clicking buttons in the table toolbar) doesn't copy them to a clipboard, it works in javascript and only in current editor.

The workaround for is to select a row and copy (Ctrl+C) it to another page, then click this row and copy-paste it using toolbar buttons.

Hi Andrey,

Not sure if it's my understanding of your reply but that is the process i seem to be following except when the data is pasted into the new page it doesn't seem to paste as a table?


Hi Matt,

I can do it in Chrome browser by slecting row content, Ctrl+C and pasting it into the editor. Also I can fill in an empty row of a table with copied row.

Thanks for taking the time to reply once again Andrey. However, unless it's once again my understanding it's almost like I am seeing a completely different behaviour.

I just tried copying and pasting a whole table in the same page and it still just pastes as plain text (No Table format).

I guess we will have to learn to live with it for now!

Thanks for your time though!


A workaround I am using: Open the page in the source editor (when editing, the <> button on the right in the toolbar), copy the needed markup (either the whole <table>...</table> or just the <tr>...<tr> you need), open the target page in source editor too, and paste where needed.

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