we have an article list in Excel that we would like to integrate in confluence. What is important is that the list
I thought about the following options:
I wanted to use variant 3 but wasn't happy with the search function. I included Livesearch, Page Tree Search and Search Box but all these searches seemed to be good for site wide searches but not for browsing a list on a single page. What seemed better still was the normal browser search (because it only searches the current page and can highlight results)
So here are the questions:
I think the browser's "Find on page" search will be the best option. Since you're searching specific page content and want hilighting, this is the only way to really accomplish that effectively.
I think copying entries from the file and dropping them into the table could be a little tedious as it's not a "live" edit, and would require curating if you need to change content. You should be able to instead add the Excel doc to the page as an attachment, embed the attachment, and then edit the file in Excel using Confluence's WebDAV plugin (comes bundled and enabled by default). I'm not exactly sure if it fits the use case exactly, but it might save you some effort and pain on your "can be updated easily" requirement.
thanks for your response. Your idea sounds interesting. I am just not familiar at all with WebDAV. How would that work exactly:
Thanks for your help.
After you upload the attachment, you can use the Viewfile Macro, which will embed the document content onto a page. Confluence also support editing of Office docs in a page, and if your browser supports it, you should see an Edit Document link above the file content. If not, you can edit the file directly by opening the file from its WebDAV location. Editing a file via WebDAV and saving over the original will create a new version of the file in Confluence just as if you had uploaded it via the UI.
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