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Why can I not insert an Expand Macro inside of an Excerpt Macro?

I know it is possible to nest Expand macros inside each other, though, when I try to nest an Expand Macro inside of an Excerpt Macro the Expand Macro is automatically moved below (outside the scope) of the Expand Macro.

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Shannon S Atlassian Team Jun 17, 2019

Hello Zac,

From Thomas' example, it appears that it is still possible to nest Expand Macros in the old editor. I believe you might be running into this issue with the new editor. Can you confirm?

If so, I have been able to confirm that it does not work in the new editor, and I've raised this request:

Please vote on the request and watch it in order to be updated of any changes.

As for a workaround, you might be able to use the Source Editor for Confluence and copy the source from a working page on the old editor. I haven't been able to test this myself, so if you are able to work around it, please let us know!



I just discovered a workaround for this. You should:

On the main page:
/excerpt (hidden: this can be anywhere on the page)


       /excerpt include (tied to the above excerpt inside the above expand if needed)


If excerpt needed on another page:


       /excerpt include (tied to the above excerpt inside the above expand if needed)

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Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Jun 14, 2019

Hi @Zac Lopez-Ibanez ,

have you tried another browser? I just tried it with my Confluence Cloud instance and it works perfectly (with Google Chrome)


You made it look so easy! I'm using Chrome and unfortunately even on a blank Confluence page with nothing else in the Excerpt Macro, It's still getting kicked out. Perhaps a setting that I'm not seeing. Thank you Thomas for the help.

I can't use it too on Chrome or Edge.

Have you found a solution?

Based on what I see (icons), Thomas is using old editor, not Editor V2. I tested on old editor and it works indeed! But with Editor V2 it doesn't work anymore (as some other good functions in old version), strange solution to remove working solution....

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