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Format Children Display Macro

Is there any way to format the content displayed by the "Children Display" Macro?

I want to put the content into a table or something like a box, change background and font colour, etc. 

Maybe any of you have experiences. Thank you!

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Hello @David Gfrerer ,

You cannot directly change the "Children Display" Macro being part of the Confluence platform (you could try to get it from the source jars , but it should NOT be done, you should not change the source code of the platform).

What you can do< I suppose:

  1. Create your own macro with Atlassian SDK and make the logic you need
  2. Change how the "Children Display" Macro displays the information directly in the page UI after content is rendered using HTML/CDD/JS code in HTML macro or in Space/Global custom styles. 

Hallo @Andrii M 

Thanks for your quick response, I basically got you.

What do you mean by source jars?  Can I  then get the source code of the macro just to copy it and use it in my own macro so I just have to change the formatting part?


@David Gfrerer ,

The bundled plugins are located in {CONFLUENCE_HOME}\confluence\WEB-INF\atlassian-bundled-plugins\...

e.g. TOC plugin - toc-plugin-6.1.4.jar

Please refer to these docs to read about SECURITY and RISKS :

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