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Style Macros

On the Styles tab, you can define how specific macros will be formatted in your exports. 

Apply macro styles 

In the Macros section of the template editor panel, you can define the default styling for macros on your pages. Styles can be applied to the following macros: 

  • Info, Tip, Note, & Warning
  • Panel
  • Status
  • Code Block
  • Scroll Title (Table Captions & Figure Captions)

Please note, that since Atlassian has introduced the new cloud editor experience and changed the naming protocols for the admonition macros (eg. Info, Error macros etc), there are inconsistencies for the names used in Confluence Cloud and in the template editor. This is because the old macro names are still used for admonition macros in the old cloud editor format and also for all server and data center deployment types of Confluence. At the moment, the only workaround is to use the previous names for the mapping. However, please note that the Note macro in the new Cloud editor cannot yet be styled. We have an open feature request which you can track here - EXP-2796

Overview of naming differences;

  • Error macro in Confluence Cloud = Warning macro style in PDF editor
  • Note macro in Confluence Cloud = Cannot be styled
  • Warning macro in Confluence Cloud = Note macro style in PDF editor
  • Success macro in Confluence Cloud = Tip macro style in PDF Editor
  • Info macro in Confluence Cloud = Info macro style in PDF editor

When you export Confluence content, it will be styled in accordance with the styles configured on this screen. For example, if you change the border color to blue for the Info macro, all the corresponding Info macros will have a blue border when exported from Confluence:

The inbuilt template editor contains a Preview section which offers a live view for your chosen styling choices – these automatically appear as you make edits.

Modify styles

Macro styles can be modified in a number of ways – you can change the following properties:



(Panel & Code Block macros only)

Margins (pt)
  • Apply a margin to the top, bottom, left and/or right of the macro. This is applied to both the Title and Body sections
Title / Body
  • Select which section of the macro you need to style
FontOverwrite style of
  • Define whether Paragraph and List styles contained within a macro are overwritten with a new style to that already set in the template 
  • Define a font style - options include, Light/Regular/Bold, plus Italics & Underlined
Size (pt)
  • Select the font size in point units (pt)
Line height (%)
  • Set the line height percentage for text included in the macro
  • Choose the color of your font
    • #HEX, RGB and HSL color codes are supported
  • Decide whether the text style is Capitalised, UPPERCASE or lowercase

Icon (only for Warning, Note, Tip, Info)
  • Choose whether an admonition macro (Warning, Note, Tip, Info) displays the default icon or alternatively, upload a custom image
Icon size (only for Warning, Note, Tip, Info)
  • Set the size for your chosen icon
Icon color
  • When enabled, define the color of the icon for an admonition macro
    • #HEX, RGB and HSL color codes are supported
  • Set an alignment for the content - left, center, right or justified
Margin (mm)
  • Set the margins in point units (pt) for the specific macro
Padding (mm)
  • Determine the amount of padding in point units (pt) for the text/icon in the macro
  • Specify whether the macro has a background color
Background color
  • Choose the background color for the macro
    • #HEX, RGB and HSL color codes are supported


(Table / Figure Captions only)

Level style
  • Select the numbering style for the caption. The live preview will update the Table of Tables and Table of Figures styles accordingly – see the Style text doc for more information.
  • Add a prefix (before) the caption style
  • Add a suffix (after) the caption style
Indent (pt)
  • Define the amount of indentation in point units (pt) between the numbering and the caption
  • Pick a border side to style
  • Select the border style for the macro
    • Styles include; Solid, Dotted or Dashed
Strength (pt)
  • Define the strength of the border style
Border Radius (pt)
  • Set the amount of border radius to apply curved edges
Border color
  • Choose the border color for the macro
    • #HEX, RGB and HSL color codes are supported

Next steps

Now you have styled your Confluence macros, you can define the structure of your template – and fine-tune the design – on the 'Document Sections' tab.

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