width problems: code section inside panel section

I am trying to create a document with two columns: the first one being code and the second being a description of that code.

The basic setup is this:

{section}
{column:width=50%}
{panel}
h1. Code column
{code}
// code goes here
{code}
{panel}
{column}
{column:width=50%}
{panel}
h1. Explanation column
_something useful goes here_
{panel}
{column}
{section}

The problem is that if the text in the {code} section is wider than the column, it will cause the column to take up size accordingly instead of keeping the block at 50%.

Has anyone else run into this issue and/or does anyone have a workaround?

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David Simpson Community Champion Jun 22, 2011

The problem is that by default, table cells expand to the size of their contents.

This kind of thing should do the trick:

<style> table.sectionMacro { table-layout: fixed; } </style>
You'd need to add it to the custom stylesheet -- either in Space Admin or Confluence Admin.

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