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How to set borders around sections (layout)

Hello Community & Atlassian,

back in the time I have used section/columns with borders to structure my pages more visible and gain clarity using different layouts with more then 1 cell. So how to get back the borders within Confluence Cloud?




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Andy Gladstone Community Leader Feb 22, 2022

@Lina Wolnit welcome to Confluence!

There is no option to create a border around a section of a page that is using the column layout. You can use a table to add the data if you need a border, but layout just creates columns on the page without any borders.

Hello, thanks. Those are bad news.  Dont understand why they remove such simple and easy things that were very helpful to create organized and structured pages. 

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So I did find if you use the divbox you can create a border around the section/column, and then use some CSS code to change it up a bit. 

Is there anything that is possible with a confluence editor???

Any update on bring this back? 

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This was such a nice feature and super useful from a ux perspective. Please bring back!!

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This is marked as Answer accepted, just curious which answer was acceptance worthy here.

Is Atlassian evening looking into such posts? I find it very frustrating not to have borders around a certain section.  (If) Such degradation/lack of backward compatibility (continues) is seriously making our organization move out of Atlassian products. I am sure they don't care about it. 

It seems like the accepted answer is "no."  They just said it with more words. :|

I would also like to see this re-implemented. Along with borders for screenshots pasted into the page

Hi there,


There is a border work around.


Apologies if posted above, you can sort of set a border using two macros. If you embed a columns macro within a section macro, and ensure that the border box is ticked within the section macro you get a dotted line border.  I set the border to 100% to match the size of the section it's contained in.



Note, it will be based on the size of the contents within.


Many thanks,

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