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How can I put an Expand Macro within another Expand Macro?

I've currently been using Confluence on Server and have loved the ability to expand within a expand macro to enable a quick and easy way to find and open information. Now that I am working on Confluence Cloud this feature doesn't seem to be available. Am I missing something or is this something that can't be done in Cloud version?

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Andy Gladstone
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May 24, 2023

@Lisa Perry Welcome to the Atlassian Community.

Crash landed with this question though. The answer is currently you cannot nest expand macros. There was some research done by the Confluence UI/UX Team earlier this year, which indicates there may be a change coming in the future, but nothing currently on the roadmap.


Thank you for your response, Andy. I hope you are right in that this feature will be coming soon. I have become so accustomed to using this tool in my previous role it's a shame that I can't use it with my new employer.

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May 25, 2023

There is a workaround, albeit not a very satisfactory one. Get in touch with Atlassian Support and ask them to re-enable the Legacy Template. The legacy template still allows you to nest an expand macro inside another expand macro. So why isn't this solution satisfactory? Because if the rest of your space uses the newer version of the template, it makes it impossible to maintain a constant look and feel across the whole space. 

There's a lot of folks hereabouts who have shunned the new template for precisely this reason. It's a viable option for folks like me, whose Confluence site has been cloud-hosted for the last 10 years. Not so good for folks who are starting to use cloud for the first time. 

Welcome to the community! 

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