How to move an entire table to the right on a page ? (Tabbing ...?)

Kunkleberry May 14, 2018

I just want to move an entire table to the right ? Can this be done somehow using spacebar or tab keys ? What's the easiest way to accomplish this ?

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AnnWorley
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May 14, 2018

Victor's solution is more elegant but an expedient method is to select the entire table then click "align right" in the toolbar:

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Kunkleberry May 14, 2018

Ann,

   Perhaps I'm a bit thick-headed. I tried your suggested action, but that merely moved the contents of the table to right. - It doesn't move the entire table to the right, which is what I'm trying to achieve. Just a thought - Maybe I should start with an empty table and try to move it to the right ...?

Thanks for your idea.

  Ed

AnnWorley
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May 14, 2018

You have to kind of highlight a line above the table to get the table selected. It doesn't have to be empty.

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AnnWorley
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highlight_table.png

 

 

I had to insert a carriage return (blank line) above the table before I could select it.

rvallieu May 19, 2023

This is an old answer, but it still applies!  Thanks Ann - this was drivin me nuts today.  I had to add another indented table to an already existing page where I had previously done this, and the new table was NOT cooperating with me.  I forgot this trick.

Micheal Planck December 20, 2023

I am on Confluence Cloud. This does not work. It only affects the text in the table, not the position of the table.

I would like to use full page width, but I would like my tables to be left-aligned (along with my text) instead of in the middle of the page.

Is this even possible?

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Francesco Consiglio
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@Micheal Planck - having the same issue on Cloud. Did you find a way to yet?

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Micheal Planck February 5, 2024

It is not possible on Cloud.

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Victor Mutambuki
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May 14, 2018

Edward,

Go to Page Layout, Add Section then add Two Column Section. Your section will now have 2 columns. Copy and Paste your table onto the second column.

Please let me know if it works.

Thanks

Victor

Kunkleberry May 14, 2018

Victor,

    I tried the actions suggested in your answer, but it didn't work.

If it were just a line of text, I could achieve this by placing spaces or a tab (or two) in front of the  text. Am just trying to achieve the same thing with a table.

   Your answer seems to imply padding the table with a couple of empty columns on the left. That would push the other columns to right, after which I could then delete the two empty columns. - Did I interpret your suggestion correctly ?

   Thanks.

  Ed

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Kunkleberry May 14, 2018

Ann,

That did work exactly as I wanted ! - However, placing the cursor above the table (and not at the left-most column of the table) is a bit odd or counter-intuitive.

Nonetheless, it works. So, thanks for your help.

Ed

AnnWorley
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May 14, 2018

Our posts crossed :) Glad to hear it worked!

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