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Rotating table headers/cells

In some cases, tables become so large that it would be easier to rotate the header and/or cell text vertically. I found a similar (unanswered) question - with the only solution being adding a user macro. I've created the macro, however, due to a number of Confluence updates, it seems that it's no longer possible to rotate the actual table header cell, only the text:

Table header test.png

The Adaptavist add-on seems to offer this possibility. However, if I were to use this to simply to change the direction of the text in my table, I'd have to construct my table from macros, within macros, within macros... Which, considering the large number of collaborators within our particular use for Confluence, would not be a viable solution.

I discovered that there has already been a JIRA issue created for this matter (in 2016). Why has this not yet been looked into?

I believe that being able to rotate the text in table headers and/or cells would add great value to the Confluence editor.

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Alana Fernando Community Leader Jun 22, 2018

Hello @Jennifer Hemmens,

Welcome to the community!

Yes exactly as you said there are some features that are important but still not fixed/implemented. there is a good reason for this. 


Feature will be reviewed and considered for implementation (or rejected) by Atlassian product management according to Atlassian Implementation of New Features Policy

you may vote and watch this ticket.Hopefully they will consider on implementing this feature in their future releases. 😊

I agree this would be a good feature.. would up vote it if I could...

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