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Is there a way to remove cell background color from all tables in a page?

I have pasted a document into a confluence page and am editing it to be a confluence document.

The tables were all pasted with a black background (despite not having a black background in the original document)

I do not want to have to highlight each table separately to remove the background color.

Is there a way to remove cell background color from all tables in a page in a small number of movements?

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Hi @Ryan Theophall 👋

Welcome to the Community! This should be easily completed via the steps below:

  1. Highlight the cells in the row you wish to change the colour for
  2. In the second to last right-hand cell, select the small downwards arrow ("v") which appears in the top-right of the cell
  3. Hover over "Cell Background" and choose a new colour for that row

I hope this helps but if you have any other questions just ask away 😃

All the best,


Thank you for trying Laura, but this did not address my question at all.

I have a page with dozens and dozens of tables.

I will restate my question with emphasis on the points of confusion.

Q: Is there a way to remove ALL cell backgrounds from ALL tables in a page WITHOUT having to modify each table individually.

Laura Holton Community Leader Jan 12, 2022

Apologies for missing the multiple tables part of your question Ryan. Unfortunately you aren't able to select multiple tables and change all cell backgrounds in one go. I've just tested it to make sure but you would need to change each table background individually.

My other suggestion would be to create the table in Confluence and then group paste the table content in instead of pasting the full table in - this should stop the black background appearing and take away the need to change the cells.

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