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How to make confluence documentation that is similar to atlassians documentation?

Hello, I would like to create with confluence a nice documentation like this one:

(with navigation on the left, and "on this page"- section on the right)

Another nice option is this documentation structure:

So my question is: How to do this with confluence? Or is there any other tool that atlassian is using there?

With best regards


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Hi Tony

Have you tried using a table. Create a table with 3 columns and one row, and place content in each cell. The only down-side is I don't think you can switch off the border display.

@Mark D. Stock thanks. But how is it with the search and dynamically creating navigation? Or I should mantain every point by myself? 

Hi Tony

You can also use the Layouts button (looks like a large pause button next to the table button at the top of the screen. This gives you a few pre-set layout designs, essentially different sized columns. This comes without borders. :-)

How do you want to dynamically create navigation? Are you talking about some sort of page tree? There is a built-in macro called Page Tree that has limited capabilities for this.

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Hi Tony

If you are looking to create the 'On This Page' section, then simply insert a 'Table of Contents'.

Hi Mark,

yeah thanks, this Layout-thing is very good and quite what I need. But the problem is - how to make it like an frame around the content inside, because if I make an API documentation with many pages, it would be quite anoying to copy-paste on every change the layout navigation on every page. 

Hi Tony

I'd imagine you need to create a new Template, but I think you need Admin rights for that. You could then use your new Template each time you create a new page. I've not played with Templates, and I'm not an Admin.

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Hi Mark, thank you very much, I think that is what I needed, it works now good :)

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Hi @Tony 

You can take a look at this app:

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