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Change the Table Format

To follow this guide, you must first install the Scroll Exporter Extensions app

You must install the Scroll Exporter Extensions app to use the option outlined in this guide.

You can use the Scroll Table layout macro to specify how the table following this macro will be formatted when exported with the Scroll Exporters. Preferences selected in this macro will not affect how the table is displayed in Confluence. To apply formatting changes to a specific table you have to insert the macro directly before the table (eg. no empty paragraph lines between the macro and the table).

You can change the following table properties:

Scroll Word Exporter specific information

Please note, in order for the Scroll Table Layout macro settings to be applied in the generated Word export users must select the Fixed Width table option in the Export Properties

GeneralColumn Widths

Enter widths for the table columns to adopt in the export - percentages, relative values or number of pixels can be used to define the column widths

  • Please note, the macro parameters only support whole integers. Therefore, it is not possible to use 1.5* for a relative value – the fractional part will not be preserved. This means if you define 1.5*, 2*, the relative values used would be 1*,2*
Table sorting

Define whether to enable the sorting of table rows. If disabled, a table will be exported as shown on the Confluence page.
  • Sort by column - When table sorting is Enabled, choose which column is used to sort the table rows.
  • Sort by direction - When table sorting is Enabled, define whether table rows are displayed in ascending or descending order.
Cell highlightingDecide if cell highlighting set in Confluence should be displayed in exports.
Exporter specific optionsPage orientation

Select either a Portrait or Landscape orientation for the page including the table in the export. Selecting a different page orientation from that defined in the template setting will cause a page break before and after the table. The page orientation is reset to what is defined in the template after the table.

Repeat table header on page break (PDF only)Choose whether table headers are repeated when a table breaks onto a new page. This setting will overwrite the preference which is already set in the template.
Table stylingAssign a custom style to your table
Table cell styling (Word only)

Define whether heading cells for the associated table are exported using the style set on the Confluence page or the style set in the Word template.

Compatibility with other macros

Some macros available within Confluence also output content in table format which can be modified by the Scroll Table Layout macro. The following list of macros are compatible:

Additional table styling options in Scroll Word Exporter

Scroll Word Exporter introduces additional Table styling options to the Scroll Table Layout macro. These include:

  • Use style from Word file – when enabled, the associated Confluence table heading cells will be exported with the style defined in the Word template.
  • Use style from Confluence page – when enabled, the associated Confluence table heading cells will be exported with the style defined on the Confluence page.

Both Table styling options impact how table heading rows and/or the table heading first column are exported from Confluence for the associated table. The following flow diagram highlights the differences in the resulting Word file export when using these options:

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