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How to add an excel file so I can edit (Confluence Cloud)

I have been tasked with uploading lot of file into our confluence cloud on one page... but then can not edit the ms office files - or I can edit - but can only save to another location.

Help. thank you :)

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Hello Lucia,

There are a few things to be aware of with the Excel Macro and Confluence Cloud;

A note on the Excel macro

We've received feedback that the Excel macro doesn't meet expectations in some cases. There are some known issues with it right now, which are detailed below. So why are we proceeding with the rollout? We're making infrastructure changes for the overall benefit of Confluence users, but they mean that we can't keep the old Office and PDF macros working much longer. We need to proceed with the rollout so we can move forward with the infrastructure changes that have a much wider impact than this macro.

In saying that, we, of course, genuinely care about every user's experience with Confluence, and always want it to be the best. If you're having real trouble with the new file viewer in the Excel macro, comment on this issue and let us know. There unfortunately isn't a short-term fix, as we do need to move off the old Excel macro, but we'll keep working on a better solution for the Excel macro.

As far as editing Excel document within Confluence, you will need to use the native Excel application to edit the files stored within Confluence. You will not be able to edit them directly within the Confluence UI.

Additional details:

Edit files with your desktop apps

Use the apps on your computer to edit files stored in Confluence. Click on the file, then hit Edit with at the top and download the Atlassian Companion app. After that, you can edit and automatically re-upload edited files to Confluence. Check out Edit files for all the details.

Source Document: Office Excel Macro

I hope this clarifies the functionality of the Office Excel Macro along with how to edit documents stored within Confluence.

Stephen Sifers


Thank you so much this is really helpful.

I have downloaded the companion app and that worked well on my personal computer.

I'll be in the office Friday and can test it on my company secured computer to see if I'm allowed to download. I don't know if this download is impacted by company security if so I'll holler back on the site.

Thank you very much and Happy holidays.


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