Highlight rows/columns/cells in Cofluence


I am trying to find a tool to highlight a row/column/cell of a table in Confluence.

Background Color macro is not highlighting the whole section, Panel macro is also not what I need.

Is there a macro or a button to highlight the whole section of a table with various colors?

Thank you,


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Davin Studer Community Champion Mar 18, 2014

In the editor toolbar there is a button for this for tables. It will highlight the currently selected cells.

Davin, thank you for your reply!

I have this button on the toolbar but I don't have color options (only default grey color). Is there any way I can enable them?

I tried to switch to a different Space theme, but it didn't help.

Davin Studer Community Champion Mar 18, 2014

Hmm ... it looks like maybe the ondemand version does not have this button. Sorry. Guess I'm out of good options.

I hope this is not the case:) Thank you for your help!

@marina- Are you sure you're using Confluence OnDemand? We introduced the feature Davin is describing in Confluence 4.3 (Sept 2012) so it's definitely in Confluence OnDemand. It looks like you're using your company's self-hosted instance of Confluence which is running a pre-4.3 version.

Bill, you are right I am using Confluence 4.2.6 (I thought that it is an "ondemand" general type for the choice of installed version vs. hosted service).

Is there any way I can select colors to highlight cells in Confluence 4.2.6?


For conditional formatting in Confluence you may use CelesteCS Conditions for Confluence.

Assume you need to set a specific background color for some values on your table, for example, for 'Yes' make it light-green and for 'No' make it light-red. You just put your table into Conditional Rules Manager macro and add two Conditional Rule macros to specify rules of type 'Element Value Is Equal To', which is by default. In one of the rules you specify 'Value 1' = 'Yes' and 'Background color' = 'highlight-green' and in another one 'Value 1' = 'No' and 'Background color' = 'highlight-red'. That's it! The cells will be formatted appropriately.

As you see, it's very simple - just add a couple of macros and configure it properly. No need for doing it manually, writing user macros or use source code editors.

There are more than a dozen of conditional rule types supported. Plus, you may replace the text, not just to format it.

We are the CelesteCS Conditions for Confluence plugin vendor, so you may contact us directly if you have any additional questions or suggestions.



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