How do you change the width of a table column?

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How do you change the width of a table column?

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Some future version of Confluence is supposed to have that ability in the quick table tool. Currently, the only way is to use the HTML table macros or put your table in the body of this fine user macro by @Davin Studer:

## Developed by: Davin Studer
## Date created: 04/30/2014
 
## @param AutoNumber:title=Autonumber Rows|type=boolean|desc=This will autonumber the rows in the table that are not heading rows.|default=false
## @param HeadingReset:title=Reset Count|type=boolean|desc=This will reset the count each time a heading row is encountered. (only applicable if Autonumber Rows is checked)|default=false
## @param Zebra:title=Zebra Table|type=boolean|desc=This will alternate the color of the table's rows.|default=false
## @param NoScroll:title=No Table Scroll|type=boolean|desc=This will turn off the scroll bat that is at the bottom of the table in favor of one always at the bottom of the page. This is useful for tables that are wider than the page.|default=false
## @param Width:title=Table Width|type=string|required=false|desc=This will set the width of the table. Acceptable values are in % or px.
## @param Class:title=CSS Class|type=string|required=false|desc=This will assign a css class to the table.
## @param ColWidth:title=Column Widths|type=string|required=false|desc=Use a comma separated list of column widths for the table. Acceptable values are in % or px.
#set( $id = $action.dateFormatter.calendar.timeInMillis )
<div id="table$id">$body</div>
<style type="text/css">
#if ( $paramZebra == true )
#table$id tr:nth-child(odd) {background-color: #E0F0FF;}
#table$id tr:nth-child(even) {background-color: #FFFFFF;}
#end
#if ( $paramNoScroll == true )
#table$id .table-wrap {overflow-x: visible;}
#end
</style>
<script type="text/javascript">
AJS.toInit(function(){
    AJS.$('#table$id table').each(function(){
        ################
        ## Autonumber ##
        ################
        #if ( $paramAutoNumber == true )
        var number = true;
        #else
        var number = false;
        #end
        
        #if ( $paramHeadingReset == true )
        var reset = true;
        #else
        var reset = false;
        #end
        
        ################
        ## Width      ##
        ################
        #if ( $paramWidth && $paramWidth != "" )
        var tblWidth = '$paramWidth';
        #else
        var tblWidth = '';
        #end
        
        ################
        ## Class      ##
        ################
        #if ( $paramClass && $paramClass != "" )
        var cssClass = '$paramClass';
        #else
        var cssClass = '';
        #end
        ################
        ## Col Width  ##
        ################
        #if ( $paramColWidth && $paramColWidth != "" )
        var colWidth = '$paramColWidth';
        #else
        var colWidth = '';
        #end
        if(number) {
            var count = 1;
            
            AJS.$('tr', this).each(function(){
                if(AJS.$('th',this).length != 0) {
                    AJS.$(this).prepend('<th class="confluenceTh"> </th>');
                    if(reset) {
                        count = 1;
                    }
                } else {
                    AJS.$(this).prepend('<td class="confluenceTd">' + count + '</td>');
                    count++;
                }
            });
        }
        
        if(tblWidth != "") {
            AJS.$(this).css('width', tblWidth);
        }
        
        if(cssClass != "") {
            AJS.$(this).addClass(cssClass);
        }
        
        if(colWidth != "") {
            var arrColWidth = colWidth.split(',');
            var firstRow = AJS.$('tr:first-child', this);
            var tdorth = AJS.$('td', firstRow).length == 0 ? 'th' : 'td';
            
            AJS.$(tdorth, firstRow).each(function(index){
                if(index + 1 <= arrColWidth.length && arrColWidth[index].trim().search(/^([0-9]+)(%|px)$/) != -1) {
                    AJS.$(this).css('width', arrColWidth[index].trim());
                }
            });
        }
    });
});
</script>
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Hi Pat,

As Milo mentioned, we're working on adjustable table and column widths and hope to have it out to Cloud soon (no promises on dates yet wink ) and Server in the next major release.

For now, if you have the Confluence source editor plugin (t's unsupported, though, I'm afraid) you can get at the storage format and add a width parameter to the th tags.

Thank you both for your quick and detailed responses! Okay, I guess I'll just have to wait for the next release of Confluence then. :p

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