How to limit the size of a text-area in Confluence?


at the moment I try to make a new template. In this template there are e.g. text-fields which can be filled out by the user when he adds a new field and selects this template.

The big problem is, that I don t know what to do that a text field stays the same size i want it to stay even if a user enters lots of words. So far I ve tried to solve this problem with @var@ , the text-data macro (width=e.g 300px, height=e.g 500} macro, the section macro and a combination of all of them.

Is there a simple command I can use so the text-area stays the same (and do not change in size any more)?

Is there also a way for a automatic text-breaks?

Many Thanks for your help


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David Simpson Community Champion Aug 11, 2011

Wrap your form in a div to act as a CSS selector:

<div class="forcedSize"></div>

Then add an inline style, e.g.

#com-atlassian-confluence .forcedSize textarea {
width: 300px;
height: 500px;

This should fix up all children of div.forcedSize to be a specific dimension

Looks like you're using the Scaffolding Plugin... does the following not work?

{text-data:instanceName|width=300px|height=500px|type=area} {text-data}

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