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How to left align for pages in confluence

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Hi!

Currenly all page content in my confluence is center align.How do I make it left align for all page in my space. 

Thank you

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Hey - Cool. The Confluence team updated the new editor to allow you to set the "page" to be full width. So you can now choose.

If you do go full width, it forces all tables to also go full width which is less than ideal though.

this is still stupid and tables inside layouts have scroll bars.... you also can't adjust the width of any table... it's either center or 100%.  

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Since this is so unintuitive, it took me a few seconds to figure out what you were talking about. Here's a screenshot to help everyone else find it a little more quickly:

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thanks for the screenshot! :)

Why don't we get answer from confluence?!

That doesn't make any sense, 50% of the width isn't used!

I'll add another "same here". Would like to be able to left align the whole page.

Same problem here, - new cloud Confluence instance -

The tables start to scroll sideways even there is space left, very inconvenient.

 

Do anyone has a solution?

Same Problem here... Atlassian any help from you guys??

I'll add another "same here". Would like to be able to left align the whole page.

Same here, is there a solution to this problem??

Same here, I'd like to know how to align the pages left.

Same here. I can see a cloud instance bought a while ago where all content is left-aligned, but after setting up a new instance to demo to our department head, everything is center aligned and wide tables with a centered paragraph above and below looks...rubbish.

I'm almost embarrassed to demo this and I'm currently looking at alternatives.

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Bill Bailey Community Leader Feb 24, 2019

Are you talking about being centered in a browser window? They way nearly all web content is now?

The issue for me is that we are not effectively able to use the screen-width. For example, I frequently have tables embedded in my page. Tables are an easy way to present information in a very consumable way. I also find I have to make the tables wider since I have 5+ columns, some with "comments" type content.

So you end up with a page that looks very strange with narrow content, then wide content (tables), then narrow content. All center aligned.

I'd like to have control over the width of the page, and how my content is aligned.

very little web content is centred where there is also a left hand nav that is separately left aligned, and other elements on the page which are full width (ie. comments)

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Agreed, the whole page should be left aligned and then allow you to configure whether the page is fixed width, wider, or full page width.  It's odd having a big gap between the page and the left nav.

@Nathan Nguyễn  This is also happening to me but I was able to find a workaround: If you have any confluence pages that were created using the old legacy template, just clone one of those and copy-paste your page contents to that and save it and just never convert it to the new layout if the popup box asks you to convert it. Worked for me. 

Same here - we need the ability to left-, center-, or right-justify the page.  Not just either be centered OR full-width.  It makes no sense to restrict page centering as it is now.

Same here... Atlassian will build a V2 Confluence before fixing the basic problems with this one.  :/

Same problem here...

Same here! why it is not possible to align a table or text?

I've got the same problem. Table is very narrow and centered. Doesn't look very nice and isn't very useful.

 

A simple 'left justify' button would be ideal, but the 'Full width' option does seem to work in some situations.

Here's what I'm doing:

  • Full-width the page
  • Add either a 2-column or right-sidebar layout
  • Put table in left-hand column

Not ideal, and an option just to left-justify the whole page would be far easier!

This is exactly the same issue I have here why waste the layout and have blank space! Ideally this should be user configurable!

I would also like to know how to remedy this.  It is not ideal of pages with lots of information and tables.  

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