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How do I add horizontal scrolling to a table or page?

I have a 13 - 15 column table on a page that needs all columns to be readable.  However when I widen some columns, other columns become narrower.  Additionally, it looks like there is a limit to the width of a page, given that there is a wide amount of whitespace on the left & right sides of the page.

Is there a way to enable the table and/or page to go past the right-side edge?  Like a horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the table that would allow me to fix the widths of individual columns and scroll the table horizontally as needed in order to view/edit the other columns not visible?

I should add that I am relatively new to Confluence and only have user (not admin) rights.

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Diego Atlassian Team Jun 29, 2020

Hello @Mark Singer !

As I understand, the table you created does not have a scrolling bar that allows you to create wider tables and still have the content displayed as needed.

When I create a table and keep adding columns, their width does indeed reduce. However, when I resize them manually, their size goes beyond the default width set for the page. The only issue I faced was when resizing the last column.

For me to be able to resize the last column I needed to resize the previous column way more than what was needed. After that, I released the column and then reduced the column back to the needed size.


Here is what it looks like in edit mode and view mode:

Narrow Width - Edit


Narrow Width - View


Full Width - EditScreen-Recording-2020-06-29-at-1(2).gif

Full Width - ViewScreen-Recording-2020-06-29-at-1(3).gif


For you to resize columns you need to click the vertical line that divides each columns and then drag it.


Let me know if this helps you out!

Srinivas I'm New Here May 05, 2021

Thanks @Diego it worked only in Chrome but not in MS Edge.

Like sambitbastia likes this

Hi Srinivas, i was searching for this information and yes your comment helped. But once again if i get into edit mode this resets (columns are fitted in page width). Is there a way to handle this?

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