How to export table


I am using Confluence 5.4.4.

When I export to Word, I loose the line outline of any tables exported.

As a result my export is not clearly readable.

Is there anyway fix to this?

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Suren Raj Atlassian Team Dec 21, 2014

Hi Rose,

From the description you give, I'm afraid that you're encountering a known bug. Please see the bug report below:

Unfortunately, there is no workaround to fix this issue.

I hope it helps.


Hi Suren, In the description of this bug, it says "does not affect open office". Please could you elaborate? How can I make an export to Open Office. I do not have this option in Confluence. When I export to word, and then open the generated document in Open Office, there is no still no lines in my tables. Regards, Rose Marie

Suren Raj Atlassian Team Dec 22, 2014

Hi Rosie, Open Office is a software that have the same function as Microsoft Office. You can know more about Open office and download it from this link: Cheers Suren

No I know what Open Office is :) My question is how this bug doesn't affect Open Office. If I can work around by copying/pasting from Open Office, then I will... When I open a document which is generated from the Tools>Export to Word function, Open Office IS affected. The formatting of the document is dreadful. There is not a function for Tools>Export to Open Office.

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Peter Bengov Community Champion Dec 21, 2014

Hey Rose,

Confluence is a bit limited with this ability of exporting tables. You can export into PDF to leave the outlines, but won't be able to edit the content of course.

After quite a while of digging around we have found a nice (& free) Chrome extension that does a very good job with that: Table Capture.



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Thank you for the speedy response, but Table Capture was not a suitable fix for us because the Confluence page that I need to provide to my customer has 101 tables, with text or diagrams which also appear between the tables. Im not exporting tables only. 

Is it normal for a known bug to be left unfixed for 3 years?


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