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how to add tabs in confluence page


I am trying to add horizontal tabs within confluence page but am unable to find a macro that can help with that. Any suggestions? 

3 answers

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Nic Brough Community Leader Jun 24, 2016

Have a look in the marketplace for Navitabs and Composition - both of those add-ons can do it.

They are both paid tools. Is there anything that I can use without paying? 

Nic Brough Community Leader Jun 24, 2016

Not that I'm aware of.

I'm not sure why people don't know about it, but the Spectrum Formatting Macros add-on has tabs and is free.

Thanks a lot. I am going to try this today. 

The Spectrum Formatting Macros app has since changed to a paid model, but the HTML Elements also supports Tabs and is still free.

You can "cheat" with a "dummy tab" mechanism ...

you can consider a tab is just another page

so create a page with a title like "header tabs"  set Restrictions so that everyone can view but only you can edit

Insert an <<Excerpt>> macro

in the <<Excerpt>> place a one-line table with a cell for each "tab"

Now create a page for each "tab"

at the top of each page use the <<Excerpt Include>> macro

Go back to your "header tabs" page

now make the text in each cell a link to the respective pages

.... that is what I have done here ...

a bit of fiddling ... but it works like a tab and it is free to do smile

Dear Rodney, 

Is there guidance as you described above, because I try but it still failed? Thank you.

Nic Brough Community Leader Jun 26, 2016

Rodney's trick does get you quite close.  I think the question here is what you've done that is not working (as this guide does work for me)

Great idea but i am kind of stuck at the 4th step 

when I create a new page and select <<Excerpt include>> macro it takes me to point it to Page containing the excerpt. I am unable to find that page even though the header page is set to view by all. Any suggestions? 



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Dear Support Team, 

We put it in the page content as shown as below: it is not like the result. Please kindly help us about the question, thank you.

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