When creating a table in Confluence the text in the first column of the table is jammed up against the left border when viewing the page that the table is on. When editing, there is the expected amount of white space (probably one space worth). I didn't notice this in the past, but behavior seems to be on existing or newly-created tables.
Is anyone aware why this could be happening? There's no change if I left-justify the cell.
I am running 7.9.3 Data Center.
Has anyone installed custom CSS, either at the space or instance level? Has any new plugin/macro been installed that might have added new CSS rules?
The way to debug this is to look at three things:
To my knowledge, there is no custom CSS at the instance level and the behavior happens on any brand-new table that I create with just plain text in the field.
Nothing of consequence in the Storage Format and all of the tags are the same. Below is an example. Note that the bolded sections have zero white space between the text and the edge of the column, but the other cells do have white space (including the first 'Stuff' cell where I've added in a space).
<table><colgroup><col style="width: 50.0px;" /><col style="width: 54.0px;" /><col style="width: 50.0px;" /></colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <th>Test</th> <th>123</th> <th>abc</th></tr> <tr> <td> Stuff</td> <td style="text-align: left;">More</td> <td style="text-align: left;">Stuff</td></tr> <tr> <td>abc</td> <td>def</td> <td>ghi</td></tr> <tr> <td><br /></td> <td><br /></td> <td><br /></td></tr></tbody></table>
What happens if you reset the manual column widths to just float?
But still seems like some sort of CSS issue. I would try to see what rules are working to cause it. And try changing that text to be paragraphs (check the storage view make sure p tags are actually added).
I tend to write custom CSS to fix a number of spacing issues within the default CSS (just FYI)