So when I try to use the Excerpt Include Macro it will only let me do it for the current space, where as when I try to do it from another space it will let me in edit mode click 'Go to included Page' but says the page doesn't exist when I go into preview.
Below is the process I'm following; (I'm hoping I'm making a silly mistake!)
I was running version 4.1.3 but "Excerpt Include macro across spaces" wasn't included till 4.3.2.
I have since upgraded to 4.3.7 and the Excerpt include macro works acrosses spaces as expected.
It should indeed! Your process sounds exactly right. In the test I just performed I have 2 spaces universe and galaxy. In universe, I have a test page with some content in an excerpt. Then in galaxy on a new page I use excerpt-include and when typing in the page name, it pops up in the select list. Then it's populated as spacekey:pagename. I click ok, save the page and everything displays fine. I can also edit the page and use the go to included page links just fine.
Are there any restictions set on the spaces or pages that you're trying to link to?
When adding the excerpt include macro, if you just type in the page name, does it bring up suggestions of pages in a list you can select from? I would say, select from the list rather than just type it in. See if it resolves better that way.
just to make sure: "Space Key" and "Space Name" are two different things. The space key is usually lowercase. You'll see the space key in the URL of your browser tab:
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