There has been a recent change to the page layout UI.
When I click on the page layout button at the top of the page, a new section is added to the page. The new section includes a mini formatting window that allows me to choose column arrangement for the section.
I cannot find any way to move sections up or down. (The page layout panel that used to appear at the top of the page no longer exists.)
I'm afraid "sections" have been removed in the new editor. We can't do them any more. The layouts are a weaker version of them, supporting 2 or 3 columns and without any move function.
(I want sections back - the power they had for easy reformatting was far better than layouts)
This function is available again! 2 ways to do it:
Also: copy/cut/paste works on the full layout.
As of 2020-12-11, Cut/Paste for a layout worked for me after I clicked the layout on the border. >>You have to be very precise, clicking once on the border.<<
Cut/paste works here, but the single click on the border makes no sense and took a minute of concerted effort to figure out the behavior, which is not intuitive.
@Don Segien @Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ thanks for the feedback here! On our public roadmap here https://confluence.atlassian.com/confcloud/confluence-cloud-editor-roadmap-967314556.html we call this out as something we're keeping an eye on to see how we can improve the ease of moving layouts around a page.
@Avinoam It makes no sense to remove a must-have functionnaly and then "keeping an eye on to see how we can improve the ease of moving layouts around a page."
Why don't you remove sections (layouts or whatever) alltogether while you're at it.
You guys obviously didn't have UAT on this by the ones that actually use and edit pages.
Need I say more ?
Ditto. You added some liteweight cosmetic tweak and killed a productivity / effectiveness tool. Yeah, I am going to copy/paste multi-chunks of multiple sections content to move it.
whoever thought that adding nice "consumer" joe-simple features in favor of usability was a good move for an enterprise product needs their head and premise-making examined.
@Avinoam I have published only a few things to Confluence in my company, as I've only had access to Confluence and other Atlassian tools for a couple of months and it's not my regular job function to be a content contributor or editor.
I have just come to this page because I want to re-order sections one of my contributions.
I see that it's not possible without clunky copy/paste operations. It's quite hard to believe that is the case given the ability in other cloud-based file creation/repositories.
It makes me question whether I really want to invest ANY time using Confluence as a repository and database of useful information, if it depends upon methods from 20 years ago for content editing. Doesn't Atlassian want it's customers to be dependent on Atlassian for serving this need? You don't do this by making your UI and user experience something that seems like it's from 1992. You should be able to move sections with easy operations: move section up/down arrows, grab header and drag, or something else that has a user operation that is standard these days.
My manager has introduced the Atlassian suite to us - he comes from an agile software development world, and at this site, we do nothing with software. He bragged on the whole suite as being so user friendly. I'm not sure he has seen this leap backwards.
Agree, PLEASE allow us to move layouts around (up and down). At the moment, if we want to add a layout in the middle or move stuff around we have to COPY and PASTE content around. It's a TERRIBLE user experience. I used to be able to do this and now it is impossible. Bring the feature back please. The old way was way better.
Already said by many others, but the ability to reorder sections is hugely convenient. On my personal Confluence I now have this inferior functionality. Thankfully at work I have the server version which continues to support the move functionality.
Please reinstate that functionality to the cloud product.
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