I am referring to native Confluence tables - created within Confluence cloud. (I am not referring to tables created in other applications).
Additionally, how do I copy-paste individual rows?
Use case: create a comprehensive table - several rows and columns with data. You decide to put the table into the 'expand' macro. You create the expand macro. How do you move the table into the macro?
(It would be nice if you could click on a "header" above the table - much the same way that macros have headers - and choose 'copy' from a context menu. If native copy-paste isn't supported, then could Atlassian implement tables within a macro automatically - so that our management around moving them is as easy as moving any other macro, but the rendering to the browser is transparent / no effect?)
I am on Windows 7 using Chrome.
copy and paste tables in Confluence is a bit tricky.
Technically, it is very simply. Select everything in the table from the header line to the last line, copy it and paste it in the new position.
But it is tricky - e.g. if the last cell in the last row is not filled, the empty cell is not copied.
Most of the time, it works better, if you select beginning from the last word before the table until the first word after the table, copy that, paste it and remove the two words after.
I am trying to do this as well in Confluence Cloud (on Windows 10), and I find that if I try to select text-table-text as you suggested, it doesn't even highlight that for me to copy! And if I try to carefully select all the text IN the table and try to copy and paste that, I get a concatenated string of the contents, like:
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Hi Thomas (and Sara),
I did try this technique of copying the words before and after the table. I was able to successfully copy the whole table this way.
If Atlassian is watching, I'd really like to see an option to click near the table header and choose 'copy' or 'cut' for just the table - much like macros have a context menu allowing you to choose 'remove'.
I also did try this trick of selecting a word above and a word after the table to copy the table in Confluence Cloud. It still works in 2020 - thank you Thomas! In fact, using that technique you can copy a table from the old editor, and drop it into a new editor page. The table will convert to a new editor table format. :)
This is the way how it is working for me with the new editor (cloud version):
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