import from word losing nested table structure?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Import a Word Document into Confluence

It appears that when importing from Word, a table within a table is mis-interpreted, resulting in a broken table structure. Anyone know a programmatic workaround for this?

For context, I'm trying to use an import/export to split a large confluence page into multiple pages without doing 59 copy/paste actions. My page-to-be-split has many small tables, many of which have one table nested inside.

The export to word seems to work fine- word shows the nested tables as they should be.

When I do the import from word into confluence, any table with a nested one has its structure broken - looking at the source view, it looks like the nested table isn't getting an opening 'table' tag, so it's just TH, TR, and TD, which leads to bad rendering.

 

 

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After hours more digging, I found that there is a free plugin for importing files into Confluence:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.atlassian.confluence.pandocconnect/cloud/overview

That add-on maintains the nested table structure correctly, though it drops some of the 'class' attributes, so the header columns that were in the original HTML are no longer colored correctly. 

 

 

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