Create Numbered lists in a table column

How do you create numbered lists in a table column that automatically update if you add or remove a row?

3 answers

When in a table cell, start typing with a # then space and you have a numbered list.

Davin Studer Community Champion Apr 29, 2014

You have to type a space after the # for Confluence to start a list, but I don't think this will number the rows like she would like.

Yes, thanks for the correction. I guess it was not clear to me what she intended. I will provide a different answer if that is what she intended. I was thrown off by the term numbered lists. In any case, both meanings are covered by answers :).

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Davin Studer Community Champion Apr 29, 2014

I think you might have to use javascript to do it for you automatically.

Davin Studer Community Champion Apr 30, 2014

Here is a user macro that I think works for what you are trying to do. Once you have created the user macro then wrap your tables with the table_autonumber macro and it will autonumber all the table rows that are not heading rows.

Macro Name:

Macro Title:
Table Autonumber

Macro Body Processing:

## Developed by: Davin Studer
## Date created: 04/30/2014
## @noparams

#set( $id = $action.dateFormatter.calendar.timeInMillis )
<div id="$id">$body</div>
<script type="text/javascript">
AJS.$('#$id table').each(function(){
var count = 1;

AJS.$('tr', this).each(function(){
if(AJS.$('th',this).length != 0) {
AJS.$(this).prepend('<th class="confluenceTh"> </th>');
} else {
AJS.$(this).prepend('<td class="confluenceTd">' + count + '</td>');

Advanced Tables for Confluence has the Table Plus Macro which supports an autoNumber parameter that addes a column to the front of the table. Autonumbering Rows and Auto-totalling Numeric Columns is an example.

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