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Reset table column width


I have a table in Confluence Cloud where I manually adjusted the column width. How do I reset the column width so that it's automatically resized by Confluence and doesn't fix the column width to what I manually set?

Basically I'd like to reset the column property back to default.

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I came here with the same problem, I ended up finding my own solution.

If you are comfortable with editing HTML, open the source editor via the '< >' icon at top right.

Scroll through the page code until you find the top of the table.  

Remove the width attribute from the table tag
Remove the <colgroup> set.

When you exit the editor, it will replace the colgroup set with empty values

  <col />
  <col />
  <col />

That seemed to work for me.

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Hi @JD Stuart

The quickest method is to add a new table.

Confluence will react to the table and the contents within it, so it depends on the number of columns - and as you add or remove columns, it will re-size to consider the size of the page and the columns within it.

If you want to reset your table - adding a new one (or removing and re-adding columns to an extent), will help get to those sizes.


@Stephen Wright _Elabor8_ I tried that but as soon as I copy over a column from the table whose width I'd like to reset, it copies the width of that column as well. I can retype it, but in a table with 50 rows that's a lot of work.

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