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How to move a table within a page

I have two tables within a Confluence page, and I now want to move one of them so it comes before the other. How do I move a table without rebuilding it from scratch?

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Davin Studer Community Leader Apr 22, 2016

Position you cursor before the first table. Then hit shift + down until you select the whole table. Then ctrl+x or command+x to cut the table. Then just paste it where you want it.

I wasn't having much luck selecting with mouse, but as you described, if you're careful to ensure you select the entire table, cut and paste does work. It's too bad you can't just drag them around like you do with macros.

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It's totally goofy that mouse select STILL doesn't work for this but this workaround saved me, thanks!

Anyone has the ticket number for this bug, so I can upvote it?

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@Davin Studer

Position you cursor before the first table. Then hit shift + down until you select the whole table. Then ctrl+x or command+x to cut the table.

2018: It does not work anymore.

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I found this as well.  It will move the content of the table but you lose the table formatting.  Table functionality in Confluence is definitely sub-par with other tools.  This needs attention.

Interesting.  I've used cut/paste numerous times, never lost formatting.  My one "trick" to ensure I get it all is to have a character (or blank line via hitting RETURN) before and after the table.  Then just hold down the left-hand mouse button while scrolling to select it all.

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I had Leanne's problem where the formatting of the table was lost. I used Bill's technique and added a random character before and after the table. I then highlighted the random characters and the sandwiched table, and was able to cut/paste the table into a different place on the same page.  Whew.  

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I cannot believe I spent so long trying to do that, and it was that simple. Thank you!
How do they do not allow mouse select, or have a proper button for it still amazes me.

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