How do I make my header sticky? Is it automatic? Edited

I need the header row in my table to be sticky as I scroll down the table. How do I make it sticky?

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We have a table whose headers are not sticky but none of the exceptions apply. We are puzzled by this part of the explanation: "In some instances table header rows will stick to the top..." Why not "In most instances except those noted below..."?

same here  none of my table headers are sticking and none of the exception conditions are met

Same here. Confluence 6.6.1. Sticky headers used to be automatic. Did they take that away?

I discovered that in addition to the (horrible) definitions above, if you merge two cells together, poof, there go your sticky table headers. Once I undid my merged cells, I was back in business.

....so how do you actually do it??

I would love to know, this is driving me crazy.  None of my tables meet the exception criteria, and if Atlassian is slowing rolling out a fix, (which i think I heard) , I haven't gotten it yet.

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You can use Table Filter macro to freeze several top rows or columns without any limitations.

According to the page John cited above, it should be automatic. I shouldn't

have to install an add-in to make this work.

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I found that if I scroll slowly, just a click or two down, the headings will stay in place. They only scroll away if I run the scroll wheel up and down quickly, like you do. Clicking once near the bottom of the scroll bar does it too, IIRC.

I've moved on to another contract and I'm not using Confluence right now, but before I left, that seemed to do the trick.

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