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I know how to create a template and create pages from that template. My question is: is it possible to insert a section into an existing page and have that section be pre-formatted or populated from a template?
I need have a single Confluence page linked to a Jira issue, but that Confluence page needs to include multiple date-stamped reports about that Jira issue. Each report would have its own section, but all sections would be formatted identically. Currently the solution is copy and paste the sections, but that's not particularly efficient.
We have tried creating templates for the reports and having them live as child-pages to the main Jira-linked page, but it's messy and makes it difficult to consume the reports.
I'm currently under the belief that I will need to create a macro to do this, but I would prefer something off-the-shelf if it exists.
So this is not the solution you want. You want to be able to empower the user, via a button, form, or template element, to be able to create form style content within a confluence page. However, I have a workaround, which may give you the functionality you want, despite the fact that the template creates a new page as a child of the page that you're on.
THE MEETING NOTES EXAMPLE
I have a meeting notes hub. I want to display any meeting note created by any user, during a specific meeting on that meeting.
Again, I am aware that this is not the solution we have asked for. But it's a solid workaround with some excellent pros available to the user. I've found that this form of nested templates, is an excellent OUT OF THE BOX way to create this functionality without having to pursue plugins in order to make it happen.
@Stephan Sutter that was an inappropriate plug for your product and in no way helpful. If you’re going to suggest an Addon for assistance to a use case, then please provide a specific explanation on HOW you think it will serve the customer.
Otherwise it’s just empty advertising and has no place in a help thread or feature request. And it has no place here.
Ditto, I'm very surprised that there's no way to toggle a Template to save the content on the same page, and within the same section, instead of a new page. Shouldn't I be able to define 'Create on Same Page' in which case it would add the content to the footer of the page? Or define a section in which case it would add it to the bottom of the defined section.
This seems fairly core.
Unfortunately the Excerpt Include Macro does not insert the excerpted section into the page in an editable format.
I may not have described the issue as well as I should have. I need to pull a pre-formatted section into a page and then be able to edit the contents of that section. Basically, I need the functionality of a Template, but without creating a new page.
The ideal use would be: a user types in a macro name, the macro inserts a formatted chunk of text (and tables if needed), and then the user enters the needed data into that text.
I'm looking for the same feature for years now.
It ist absolutely essential for documentation to reuse template like text parts inside an existing documentation.
This could be blueprints or something new like blueprint segments.
In any case, we want to predefine a text or tables, search them in a nice little menu and insert this into an existing documentation here and now.