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How do I add a section with just ONE column


Hello, I'm new to Confluence.

I would like to add a section with only ONE column in my page. 

Is it possible to do that ? When I try to add a section, I only see options for 2 or 3 columns


It seems so basic I must be doing something wrong...





Thanks for your help


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Bill Bailey Community Leader Apr 13, 2021

The page is by default one column. If you are looking for the sections function that exists in server, it does not exist in the new editor for some reason. Visit this issue report and add your vote:


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Cloud Confluence doesn't have sections, it has layouts which come with two or more columns.

The closest you can get to a section with a single column is to not use a layout in the block you want as a single column.

Yes, 2 columns....but I would like to have ONE column. Anyhow, thanks for taking time to answer me.

For a one-column section, just don't use the multi-column layouts.

This works in terms of how a page appears, but it is definitely not sections like the old editor because you can't break up your page into (single column) sections and move them around as a block.

Ok, I will use the "No layout" option.  However, I still think this is confusing (not intuitive). There should be a choice for a layout with one column !

I don't see any good reason for not having one.

Thanks for your help.

Like Marian Skalsky likes this

Why did they do away with this? Moving from Server to Cloud and I'm baffled by the inconsistences. 

Sorry did not notice you were in Cloud instance. What I provided earlier was for server. For Cloud:


image.png  is the icon that denotes the number of columns in confluence cloud.

when you insert the section a smaller toolbar will appear at the bottom of the section and you can choose the layout image.png

I can`t seem to find the "section tool".
Can you send me a screenshot of the "section tool" ?


Anyhow, I just went into edit mode and I deleted all the Layout stuff.
For now, I just edit the page without section. I think it will be good enough for now...

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on your page go into edit mode.

Click on the section tool, add a section to your page and keep the configuration as one column.

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