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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? 

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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? 

Not that I'm aware of.

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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.

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"Spectrum"  is free for first 3 months only (evaluation period)

"HTML Tabs" can be installed on Server installation, its not for Cloud. 

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.

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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Like some of you, I've struggled to get this to work.  Almost if I'm missing a step.

In the end, I've just inserted a link to the page (url) and this has suited my requirement.

You can of course create a table and add URLs (left to right as a view) as Rodney demonstrated.

It would be great if this thread could be updated - nothing for 4 years, and a useful feature without having to pay for yet another add on.

It would be great if you could elaborate.

Thank you for the idea Rodney, 

I believe there are plugins ... but that is just rubbing salt into the wound of a feature you'd think should be there!!

I don't know if there is a enhancement topic officially lodged ?

Absolutely.  It does frustrate me that most answers to questions start with; "There's a plug in for that...".

If I have a £ for each time I'd heard that......well!

I used URL links in a table eventually, and this worked well, so you inspired me to time a solution that worked for my scenario, so thanks again.



Adaptavista has a paid tabs macro. The rendering in the current browsers I have access to is not as a tab, but more of an indicator on a horizontal rule. The package includes a Horizontal Navigation Bar which looks identical (except it doesn't have the horizontal/vertical config), maybe there is some issue in my env. 

Note that the TOC macro doesn't seem to work across the tab "pages" (use TOC Zone within the Tabs Page macro, works fine) and I'm not real thrilled with how the menu wraps when you shrink your browser window. Otherwise it works pretty well, keeps all the content on a single page and it's quick to move between the sections vs. opening new pages which can be slower.

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