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Is merging cells in tables no longer possible?

I recall this was possible in past, however it seems no longer possible

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Hi @Nicolette-Davids

I am assuming you are using Confluence New Editor. Once you select the cells you want to merge, you see an arrow on the top right corner of your selection, which when clicked provides various actions you can perform on the cells. Here is an image to help you -


If you are using the old editor, you see the merge option in the table options ribbon right below the toolbar. I am assuming, you must be knowing that already.

Let me know, if you still can't see the option to merge cells in your table.



Thank you Sireesha, that was the trick! 

I tried to do the same in JIRA Cloud using the new editor. The option "merge cells" does not show up when I select mulitple cells. 

Is the merge feature currently not availabe in JIRA?

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Merge Cells is not visible for me either.  I'm using the new editorScreen Shot 2021-07-08 at 1.09.53 PM.png

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I checked again - in Confluence Cloud the option is available, in JIRA  Cloud not. Seems to be a difference between the two editors

More frustratingly tiresome Atlassian inconsistency we've all become all too used to from this (very)MVP company.  And what's even more sad is that we all let them get away with it YEAR after f-ing YEAR!

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The only way I was able to get the arrow to appear was to click in one cell and drag to the other to select the other cell.  You can NOT click in one, press Shift to select multiple items, and clic the other cell; the arrow does NOT show up!!!

This is NOT straightforward or clear-cut.  Seriously, who is doing the UX/UI for these functions?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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