Editor improvements Copy and paste table improvements You can now copy and paste multiple table rows and entire tables. There are also new keyboard shortcuts. You can now use Alt+Up Arrow or Alt+Down Arrow to add a row above or below the current row.
This is listed as a new feature of 4.1 however I am unable to locate the functionality of this. Has it been implemented?
Thanks @njinji. The quickest for me was similar:
Another similar technique would be to:
To me this was simpler, especially since unfortunately the technique mentioned by @Arithzari didn't work for me.
Your software is crap. Previously: I can create tables with || for the headers and | for the table elements. Now: well, nothing you've touched with your awful editor works right and I'm searching help for HOW TO PASTE A BLOODY TABLE. I'm also begging the cto to stop sending you people money.
Mmm, well, much as I also dislike some things about the new editor, there's no need to be quite so aggressive. If you ask for help nicely, you might get some constructive help. Yelling and being rude gets you ignored or even shut out.
If you really don't get on with the new editor, then you're already doing the right thing in asking your company to switch to another system. I know you're not alone - a lot of my clients have said "we're not moving to v4" and are either waiting to see if there's an adequate fix forthcoming or initiated migrations away from Confluence because of this.
I agree with @Nic Brough _Adaptavist_However, in the light of a failed process, aggression helps highlight the problem : Atlassian simply does not (or cannot) process constructive feedback. Aggression is simply the next escalation. Atlassian would do well to take note how much 'aggression' on their support forums is based on escalated frustration at the absence of logical and expected functionality.
The hints are not being taken.
The right thing to do is to stop using Atlassian. Talk with you wallet, and talk back in a language that Atalssian will listen to : using superior competition.
Multiple other useful and simple suggestions by myself (other accounts) and other constructive feedback have not been acted on.
Today marks the threshold : I'm starting the process of breaking away from Atlassian and moving to a better tool.
I don't think these improvements affect UI changes in the editor from 4.0 to 4.1. Basically, to copy multiple rows, just highlight table rows, select "Copy Table Row" toolbar button, move the cursor to where you want to paste, and then select "Paste Table Row" button. Alt+Up Arrow or Alt+Down are just keyboard shortcuts. For more information on working with tables, please see: http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Working+with+Tables
Guys, 1. create a new table with the same number of columns (just a header and 1 row is fine) 2. highlight all the rows you want from the old table and click the copy table rows icon 3. click into a cell in the new table and press the paste table rows icon so you see instead of copying the entire table you are pasting all the rows -- same thing!
Here is a related bug report:
Suggested work around is to copy from the finished/published version, open the editor and paste it which did not work for me.
What worked for me was to
* Go to edit mode, mark a mixed section with text and table and copy it
* Go the target section and paste
* Manually delete the remaining empty table (very annoying).
This only works once: After paste I am not able to select the next section to copy.
=>Save the current state. Go again to the edit mode. Now you can do the next copy paste operation.
I tried to copy a table from a Confluence page to an email I was writing (not just link, but copy).
I tried to do it in Linux, and my email client is Thunderbird.
Whenever I selected the table (and the text around it), it did not select the table headers, and the formatting of the pasted table did not look good (I think it did not have border lines).
I tried it both with Firefox and Chrome.
The solution was to go to edit mode in Confluence and there the table did copy correctly (also with the header line), and when pasted to Thunderbird, it looked OK.
Hope this helps.
BTW I use Confluence 6.2.4, but a search for my problem brought me to this page.
Hi - can anyone tell me the magic to copy a Confluence table from one "document" to another "document" ? I was trying to copy a table from another "document" in Confluence, but when I paste this into my "new" Confluence "document", It copies the "text" from the table, but not actual table "outline" itself. I also cannot get the "full table" (text and "outline/structure") to copy into Word. Again, only the text copies. Weirdly, however, the "full" table (text and "outline/structure") WILL copy directly into Teams.
Thanks in advance for the help !
It's important to properly select the entire table first. Otherwise the copy-paste operation won't work as expected (copying the table itself - not just the content).
The very top-left corner is used to select the whole table, when editing a Confluence page:
Another possible point of confusion is that Ctrl-C might not be a copy operation for some people. I use Cmd-C on my MacBook Pro. Keys can also be remapped.
So to be sure, you can use your browser menus for "Edit > Copy" and "Edit > Paste" for those operations (to avoid using the keyboard).
Also, be sure to put your cursor where you want the table copy to be inserted. If you don't do this, the new table copy just replaces the existing (selected) table, and doesn't appear to do anything.
I just tested all of this, with empty table and with tables that have content, in our Confluence Cloud instance. It's all working fine for me.
@patrick gassner I find that my table copy & paste results in recent versions of Confluence are inconsistent, but they work far better if I prep a table within the recipient document in advance.
It's clunky, but when other methods listed above (that sometimes work but sometimes don't) fail, this generally gets the job done for me. Works well from Confluence to Jira, too.
Just tried your steps again on a two week old macbook pro, latest version of chrome with 0 luck. Pasting with cmd+c or from edit menu on browser does nothing. It did not make a difference if I clicked on the upper left cell of the table or if I manually highlighted it all.
I did have luck with Kit's steps, but would be great if it would work with normal copy and paste commands.
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