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Why are indents not working in Cloud editor?

Park, Andrew
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May 08, 2023

I have been trying to create indents using the tab button in the center column of a three column layout macro. But whenever I publish the page, the indent disappears. There is no numbered or bulleted list. Due to other restrictions and formatting issues with linking pictures in numbered lists I have been creating them manually. 

Below are the examples of the Edit page on top, and the Published page below it.  

Indent Edit Page.png

Indent Published Page.png


I have also tried just using numbered spaces to create indents and even the spaces are removed on the published page. Is there anyway to create an indented paragraph on a Confluence page WITHOUT using the numbered or bulleted lists? The reason I have eschewed using the automatic numbered lists in the editor is because pictures are unable to be moved up or down. Below is a picture of what happens when a picture is inserted upon a formatted numbered bullet point. The picture inserted below in the list was inserted on bullet point #3 not 2. The picture or some bizarre reason floats ABOVE the bulleted line in which is inserted and is unable to be moved up or down to accurately represent that the picture is indicated for bullet point #3, not bullet point #2.

Numbered List Picture Format.png


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Laura Campbell _Elements_
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May 15, 2023

Hi @Park, Andrew welcome to Community!

My hunch as to why you are not seeing the sub sections indented correctly on page view is because of your content in 3 columns. If you copy and paste the content from one column into a new "full width" section, are you seeing the same problem when publishing?

For how to indent a paragraph without using numbered or bulleted lists, you can normally use tab or the option in the formatting bar

Confluence indent.png

Anna Moudrá
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May 31, 2023

Hi @Laura Campbell _Elements_  I am running into similar problems with the indentation. As you point out, the indentation survives publishing when it is outside the layout columns. However, upon my testing, the behavior differs depending on the page width.

In a full width page layout, indentations in layout columns are removed upon publishing (although being visible in preview, which is a very bizzar user experience). But if you work withing the narrow page settings, indentations are published correctly even in layout columns. 

This is obviously very inconsistent behavior which should be either fixed or at least made visible in preview of the page.

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