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Export to Word

By using one of the bundled templates included with the app, or if you have created your own custom template, you can export your Confluence content to Word format.

Simply open the page you want to export, then click •• (Page tools) > Export to Word.

A dialog box will then open where you can choose which template you want to export your content with. Additionally, you can also define the export scope to either:

  • This page and its children – export the page you start the export from and all the saved child pages
  • Only this page – export only the page you start the export from

After selecting your desired template and choosing your export scope, you can then click Show Details to display further customizable options. These options are set by default in the chosen template but can be changed prior to exporting and include: 

Word TemplateWord TemplateUpload your formatted Word file template
Export ScopeDefault Export Scope
File OptionsExport Filename

Use placeholders and/or text to define the filename for the generated Word file. Selecting the + icon provides a selection of placeholders that can be used. If this field is empty, the filename will revert to the default.

i.e. Document Title-Document Revision-Export date

LabelsInclude/excludeInclude/exclude child pages with particular page labels. You can find further information about this here.
Use page labels as index termsCheck to use page labels as index terms

Enable links to external websitesIf checked, web links in the Word file will be clickable
Enable links to ConfluenceIf checked, links to your Confluence site in the Word file will be clickable
Add URL to external linksIf checked, the complete URL for the external link will also be printed in brackets next to the link
Add URL to Confluence linksIf checked, the complete URL for the Confluence link will also be printed in brackets next to the link
Export thumbnail images in full resolutionIf checked, Confluence thumbnail images get exported in full quality (however they'll still be displayed in the size as defined in Confluence).

Merge single, first heading and page title

If checked, single first headings are merged with the page title. You can find further information about this here.
Allow Word macrosIf checked, Word macros included in the template will be included in the export
Export only the last published versions of the pages

Only available if Comala Workflows is installed on the Confluence system.

For further information please read our documentation.

Hide the workflow header and footer

Show "Table Of Content" macro outputIf checked, the Confluence Table of Contents Macro content will be displayed in the export
Show "Children" macro output

If checked, the Confluence Children Macro content will be displayed in the export

Convert image gallery tables to listsIf checked, images in the Confluence Gallery Macro will be displayed in a list rather than a grid
Keep multi-column page layoutsIf checked, content in the Confluence Section Macro will be exported in tables. Additionally, multi-column page layouts will also be preserved.
CaptionsFigure captionsIf an image or table is assigned a caption using the Scroll Title Macro, you can select whether to display that caption before or after the image or table
Table captions
TablesTable fittingChoose if the table is exported to fit the content, window or keeps the fixed width
LanguageLanguageSets the language used in placeholder content - such as for date formatting

After selecting your preferences, simply click the Export button to generate the Word file. 

Next steps

Now you have generated an export, you can:

  • Learn how to use custom templates for complete control over the styling of your exports
  • Use the Scroll Word Exporter macros for finer control over what content gets included in your exports, and how that content is formatted. 
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