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Inserting Cells. How do we insert cells in a Confluence table?

Hugh Bathurst Nov 19, 2014

.. E.g. So cells to the left or right remain the same but cells underneath all get pushed down.

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J D Nov 19, 2014

Hi Hugh,


You have following options to modify your table:


From left to right:

  • Insert row before your selected row
  • Insert row after your selected row
  • Delete selected row
  • Cut Table row
  • copy table row
  • paste table row
  • insert column before
  • insert column after
  • delete column
  • merge table cells
  • split merged table cells
  • heading row
  • heading column
  • change cell colour
  • remove table



If you need more help with tables, please ask. If you want to learn about them by yourself, here is the documentation about "working with tables".



J D Nov 23, 2014

@Hugh Bathurst, Was this the answer you are looking for? regards.

Hugh Bathurst Nov 24, 2014

Thanks for sharing JD. That's not what I'm looking for no. I was wanting to insert one (or more) cell without effecting neighbouring cells as can be done in MS XL "Shift Cells Down" option after right clicking on a cell. Since posting this question, I've learned that tables within a table appear to do what I want. - HB

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Bruce Lane May 09, 2016

I have the same question and would love to see a solution.   The work-around of course is to make the changes in an Excel spreadsheet, delete your table in Confluence, and then re-import your Excel spreadsheet in as a table.

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Markus Apr 23, 2018

I got around this in a bit of a long winded way.

To add an extra cell to a cell, I add a row in the place where I want the extra cell, which will add a row to all the cells I don't want :). Then I proceed to use the "Merge table cells" option over all the cells I didn't want split, which recombines them and just leave the cell I wanted to add the cell to.

Hope that made sense.

Jonas Becker I'm New Here Feb 05, 2019

This one works for me, but is an unbearable amount of extra work if you need to be doing it on a regular basis...

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