I have 7 tables on a page that need to be separated because they are each important checklists with different purposes. However, it reads poorly visually BECAUSE the tables each have 3 columns but the columns vary in width among the tables. https://womply.atlassian.net/wiki/display/BD/MCPS+-+TSR+Spec+-+CHECKLIST
Is there a way to select the width of the columns in the tables?
Thanks so much.
Luke Chapman - email@example.com
I don't know why the other answers are telling you to use a macro or code something, but this is entirely possible in Confluence.
In the table toolbar there is a dropdown on the left hand side that says Responsive". If you click it, you can change it to Fixed width. This means that the columns in your table will display with the width you've chosen, no matter what the screen resolution or platform. If you leave it as Responsive, the table will be rendered with whatever column widths the browser thinks are right.
You can change the width of columns by selecting a column line and moving it left or right.
There is no Fixed width option to select in the new Page style format.
I am using Confluence Cloud and use the table heavily instead of Excel. Why in the world Confluence team just removed this feature from us. Or maybe I don't know how to use the new page format?
If there is no way to add Fixed width for Table or Page, then it would be great if someone can tell me where to create a ticket to request for this feature back.
Thanks in advance.
Yeah, there's lots of useful things missing now. Just another user-unfriendly update as normal with Atlassian 😂
Anyway, the way to use the old formatting, at least until they remove the option, is to copy a page that was created BEFORE the new changes. That will use the old formatting, including having the Fixed Width option for tables.
Hope that helps you.
I don't have an answer for anyone coming here looking to set fixed width values, but if like me you're looking to equalise column widths I figured it out (maybe this is common knowledge, idk)...
Column widths can be matched by selecting multiple columns (i.e. selecting two adjacent cells across two columns) then adjust the widths by dragging a column dividing line - when the mouse button is released the columns snap to an equal width.
I've found an easy way of doing this, for Server 5.7.3.
All you have to do is:
Add width="n" into the <th> tag at the beginning of the code.
<th width="100">Column Name</th>
In the code this looks like:
Do this for all columns or just the one you want to keep at a fixed width.
So for two columns you could have:
I did this yesterday and it's still working today, so it must be right!
This currently isn't possible natively in Confluence, but is possible using the Table Plus Macro which is part of the Advanced Tables for Confluence plugin. References to this:
I haven't used this particular macro yet so if you are able to use it and it works, please let us know.
I'm not sure if you have found a solution to your issue. One way to constraint the content in the table in to use the Column Macro in the cell, then embed your content in macro. You will be able constrain width of each column based on the value you input into the Column macro.
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