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how can I get a horizontal or vertical scroll bar for the panel?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Panel Macro

how can I get a horizontal or vertical scroll bar for the panel?

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The first problem is that the Panel macro scales out to accommodate the contents, so you have to limit the size of the panel:

  1. Add a Div macro
  2. Set the Styles field:

    width: npx; height: npx

     (where n=whatever size you want the panel to be)

  3. Add a Panel macro to the body of the Div macro

Now that the Panel is constrained, you can add a constrained box within it and tell it to use scrollbars when necessary:

  1. Add a Div macro to the body of the Panel macro
  2. Set the Styles field:

    width: npx; height: npx; overflow: auto

    (where the width is about 12px less than the panel div width)

  3. Add content to the Div macro within the Panel macro

NOTE: If your content is just text, there will only be a vertical scrollbar, but any kind media will have both vertical and horizontal scrollbars.

I did not find Div macro. Where can I find Div macro?

It's part of the free tools in Adaptavist's Content Formatting For Confluence.


This works but then messes up the final page. div inside a panel inside a div

Your definition of "free" differs from mine:

Supporting a 'div' in wiki markup seems like a pretty baseline thing, hard to understand why you can only get it in a paid add-on...

Hi, my problem is not exactly the same as Thomas Wilborn's;  mine is to "keep element in view while scrolling".  In particular, I want to make my Table of Contents respond to scrolling events.  If you are interested, please read on:

  1. I found a piece of JQuery code here:
  2. I applied the JQuery code to my Confluence (6.1) like this:

Addendum:  I find that my approach on Oct. 27 was affecting all of the panels in my space, and I just want to apply the scrollable panel to certain pages.  Here is one way you can try to just keep the panel in your current page scrollable. 

Please see  As you can see, I add a HTML macro to my page.  Inside the macro is 3 lines of CSS code.

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