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New Editing Experience - Working with Tables / Column Width

Enjoying the new experience, but struggling with tables.  It is probably right in front of my face, but I can't find a place to change the column width.  (I've checked macros, table settings and column drop-down.)  It defaults the column width to fill the layout.  I just need a little table for a few numbers.  Can anyone help?

Thanks.

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Another example of something that worked perfectly well in the old editor and is useless in the new editor. In so many places the new editor removed functionality.

Please give us the option to choose table layout "fixed".

Like NAKAMURA_ Tomohiro likes this

I opened a ticket on this to request fixed width tables.  Atlassian closed it.  I don't think they care about making the change.  It's a shame.  I don't think we will continue to use it much longer.

I´m using this at a corporation level and this just sucks. Has to be fixed else we´ll opt out.

Hei, Atlassian!

What are we paying your for? Please, FIX THAT ASAP.

Found an ugly solution using an old web design technique. 

Add a Layouts box and place the table within the table

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Thanks, been struggling with this for an hour until I found your suggestion.

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Brant Schroeder Community Leader Aug 15, 2019

Stacey,

To set the width manually you will need to change the table from responsive to fixed width.  You may have to highlight the whole table to make the change.

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Thanks Brent.  I'm familiar with that in the old editing experience.  Liked the way it worked.  But when I start a blank page using the new editing experience, I no longer see those options.  Formatting tools are now within the cell.

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Any help is appreciated!

Brant Schroeder Community Leader Aug 19, 2019

In the new table formatting you can change the size of the overall table on this right hand side when a cell is selected.  You can then change the width of a cell by dragging the edge of the column.  These are the new options for changing the table size and column widths.

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Deleted user Aug 21, 2019

Hi,

Using Chrome, Firefox or Edge, I have the same issue: impossible to click on thoses popup buttons.

It just flickers all the time and is unusable

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-Cloud-questions/Am-I-the-only-one-having-flickering-issues-in-both-Chrome/qaq-p/1158462#M704

I'm also having serious trouble with tables in the new editing experience. I cannot resize by dragging and randomly when clicking within the table or switching back from view to edit screen the size of the columns will go huge and cause really ugly scroll bars.

Note I have a "User profile" inside by cell which seems to cause extra problems. It should just fit the width though.

Like Rick Wright likes this

Yes, I can't get this to work. Any table I insert ends up being full page width. I have some small 2-column tables at the top of each page and they look ridiculous taking up the whole page width.

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I'm also having the same problem and really need to have Fixed Width not responsive mode.  Looks great when I'm in edit page mode but wraps the text as soon as I publish.

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Same.  Not all tables need to be the width of the entire page.  Anyone who doesn't know this shouldn't be making decisions about editors.

It's unusable.

Update: Just figured out that creating the doc in Word and importing uses the old editor.

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I also have the same issue. It's basic functionality for an editor to set the width of the table. E.g create a two column narrow table. This was working in the previous version of Confluence editor but not anymore which is really limiting.

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This new table setup is really bad. Old experience was much better.  Atlassian fixed (badly) something which was not broken.

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I found another thread that suggested creating a table in Word and copying it into Confluence.  It's far from ideal but it does work :)

Like AlexV likes this

That sucks. Just not practical.

Why not give the admin an option to disable the new editor just like what we have of the Jira new issue view? The experience of creating a table in the new view is extremely terrible. :(

I'm going to plus-one this.  Editing the relative widths of columns is trivial.  But dealing with the overall width of the table is broken.

Migrating a page with a table in any multi-column layout seems to result in a table that is wider than the column that holds it and which needs to be scrolled to see content, with no way to fix it.

Like Robin Binder likes this

@Brant Schroeder : I don't see the option to "change the size of the overall table" as you described in your comment on Aug 19.

I'm using Confluence Cloud,1000.0.0-1c51b4863bd0

Brant Schroeder Community Leader May 28, 2020

@Ben Kinsella - In the new editor it uses full width pages by default.  In the upper right hand corner you can change the page to fixed width which will allow you to change the table size.  If you use full width the option is not available.  See image below on where to toggle full and fixed.
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Like NAKAMURA_ Tomohiro likes this

I don't have that option on my page

What do you have to do to make it appear? 

pnovodon I'm New Here Jun 21, 2020

Not working in firefox. The table is permanently responsive. Another level down the spiral of this shitty editor :(

If you have the table within a layout, which is optimal, you cannot change the width using arrows (in new editor). It's automatically full width, unattractive , and unchangeable .

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I have to say this is terrible.

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