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How to create a table larger than the page width?

Russell R Rutledge February 26, 2024

In the old Confluence I could create a table that was wider than the page width.  I would mark it as a fixed-width table and keep dragging columns wider until the table was off the page and required horizontal scrolling.  In the new editing experience I don't see a way to do so.  Is it possible?  I have a lot of information and want a really bug table.  Thank you!

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Katerina Rudkovskaya _Stiltsoft_
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February 26, 2024

Hi @Russell R Rutledge,


If you need to create big tables in Confluence, we can suggest looking into 3rd party apps with spreadsheets.


For example, our company develops the Table Filter, Charts & Spreadsheets for Confluence app that includes the Table Spreadsheet macro.


The macro provides all the basic Excel-like features (cell formulas, filtration, conditional formatting, etc.).


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Besides it looks rather neat and easy-to-read within a Confluence page. And you may always go full screen while working with your data if required.

Russell R Rutledge March 16, 2024

Luckily, it looks like my organization has this macro.  Will check it out.

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Marc Koppelaar
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February 26, 2024

Hi @Russell R Rutledge 

In Cloud tables columns can be sized by dragging it's with, if a table is wider then the page scrollbars will be made visible by default.

Or they are autoscaled based on screensize.

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Russell R Rutledge March 16, 2024

I can't drag it wider than the screen.  My mouse can't drag it off the screen.

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Barbara Szczesniak
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February 26, 2024

@Russell R Rutledge Welcome to the Atlassian Community! 

For information on how to resize tables in Cloud, see this article and the related comments: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-articles/Resize-Confluence-tables-to-any-width/ba-p/2483925 

Russell R Rutledge March 16, 2024

I'm not seeing how to make the table larger than the screen width :(

Barbara Szczesniak
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March 18, 2024

@Russell R Rutledge If you look through the comments and responses from the author, you will see that you are not the first one to mention this. I think they set this up for Confluence to scale the table based on the size of the reader's page. There is a comment on the second page of comments that mentions a few related Jira tickets they have created that you might want to review and vote for/follow.

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