Utilsing AUI Tab Macro's or Navitabs


Please can someone help me regarding the usage of tab macro's.   I've created a template at the moment that utilises the Deck of Cards Macro - this allows me to create tabs horizontal at the top of my page and allows the user to change views by selecting each tab.   However, when I select the edit option to edit the page in Confluence, it doesn't appear user friendly and users have to scroll to the relevant card label to edit the content on that tab.   Is there a more efficient way to edit an individual tab?  If I were to upgrade our licence to utilise the AUI Tab Macro or the Navitabs - would this resolve my issue? Or do I need some other additional plugin.  Please can someone help me with this?  Thanks  Vanessa

1 answer

0 votes
Davin Studer Community Champion Jan 20, 2017

No matter which macro you use you will still get the same look in edit mode. That is how the Confluence editor works. It puts in placeholders for macros, but does not render them as they would look when viewing the page. Unless you need one of the special features that the navitabs aDD-ON has I would recommend the Spectrum Formatting Macros. Just like all the other tab macros in Confluence(including Navitabs) it utilizes Atlassian's AUI Tab API, but it is free as opposed to Navitabs.

Um, Spectrum Formatting Macros aren't free. Price starts at $1 per user, which drops at 250+ users. Maybe it was once free perhaps?

Davin Studer Community Champion Sep 05, 2017

They just recently made it a paid add-on.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Mar 12, 2019 in Confluence

Confluence Admin Certification now $150 for Community Members

More and more people are building their careers with Atlassian, and we want you to be at the front of this wave! Important Dates Start the Certification Prep Course by 2 April 2019 Take your e...

1,144 views 2 13
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you