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Table of Contents Improvements

Jamie Whitney September 15, 2022

I recently switched to using Conflucence for documentation. I was using Google Docs previously.

I love Confluence, but I wish the Table of Contents feature worked more like it does on Google Docs.

I know how to add a TOC macro to a page, but I'm wondering if any of these things below are possible, or being planned for the future?

  • Ability to have the TOC in a sidebar on the left, always visible. This makes it more functional, as you don't have to scroll up to the top of the page to see it while reading the document.
  • The ability for the TOC to be visible in edit mode, with links changing dynamically as you edit a page. This is super helpful when trying to figure out how to best organize a large document into sections. This is the only feature I miss from Google Docs.
  • Ability to click on TOC links while in edit mode to jump to a section.


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Patrik Korovsky
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September 15, 2022

Hello @Jamie Whitney

  1. I do not think it is possible, but what you can try for a similar result is the "presenter mode" ->
  2. I would also appreciate this. However, I do not think this is natively available in Confluence. What you can try is preview mode
    • A quick way to switch between them is to use the shortcuts "ctrl+shift+e" for preview and "e" for edit.
  3. For this to work, your second request would have to work, my best advice would be to use preview mode again with the use of shortcuts.

This is just how I would approach your points, maybe there is a solution and I am sure there is an app for that.

Anyway, hope this helps at least a little.


Jamie Whitney September 15, 2022

Thanks Patrik, very helpful. :) 

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