For the most part, Scroll Word Exporter has the same functionality in Server/Data Center and Cloud. However, there are some differences – these are documented in this article.

Scroll Macros 

When installing Scroll Word Exporter on Confluence Server/Data Center, the Scroll macros come bundled automatically and will be available after the installation. This differs to Confluence Cloud, where, to gain access to the Scroll Macros you would need to separately download and install the free Scroll Exporter Extensions app (after installing the macros will become available after a few minutes). 

Differences between macro availability on Server / Data Center and Cloud:

MacroDescriptionServer / Data CenterCloud
Scroll PagetitleMakes Scroll overwrite the page title on export. (tick)

(error) - On Cloud, this macro is not available.

Instead, go to the Page tools (•••) and select "Set Scroll Page Title", you can read more about this here.

Scroll app specific macros

For users of Scroll Word Exporter 3.6 and older, you may have used Scroll app specific macros on your Confluence pages (eg. Scroll-Office-Ignore). Since EXP-32 we have made changes to these macros so they are not app-specific.(tick)

(error) - On Cloud, these macro are not yet available.

Related feature request: EXP-2989

Template placeholders 

When customizing export templates on Confluence Server/Data Center and Confluence Cloud, there is a difference in the available placeholders that can be added to the template. Theses are documented below:

PlaceholderDescriptionServer / Data CenterCloud


The state of the export root page taken from Comala Workflows. Possible values: 'DRAFT', 'PUBLISHED' or null (if there are no Comala Workflows in this space). (tick)(error)


The global logo of the Confluence system.(tick)(error)


The global logo of the Confluence system.(tick)(error)


This placeholder can be used to access metadata defined on the root page of your export. This placeholder depends on the Confluence Metadata Plugin as a prerequisite. (tick)(error)


The group of the current space.(tick)(error)
$scroll.versions.*Refers to any of our Scroll content management placeholders. These are available with Scroll Versions or Scroll Translations apps.(tick)(error)
$scroll.custom.*Refers to any of our custom placeholders - for instance for Comala Document Management or Communardo Metadata(tick)(error)

Administrative features

There remains some differences between the administrative features available for the Server / Data Center version of the app and the Cloud version of the app. These are explained below:

FeatureDescriptionServer / Data CenterCloud
Option to hide default templatesHide the default templates from the template list(tick)


Related feature request: EXP-2498

Option to restrict the export optionChoose which spaces and/or user groups have the option to export content with Scroll Word Exporter.(tick)


Related feature request: EXP-2346

Restrict the number of pages that can be exported in a single exportLimit the number of pages that can be exported by Scroll Word Exporter(tick)(error)
Show/hide the native Confluence Word export option Show or hide Confluence's built-in Word exporter in the page tools (•••)(tick)(error)

Export options

There remains some differences between the export options available for the Server / Data Center version of the app and the Cloud version of the app. These are explained below:

Server / Data CenterCloud
Export to Word via REST APIExport content using the REST API either synchronously and asynchronously(tick)


Related feature request: EXP-2192

Export to Word via Java APIPerform exports in your custom Java app using our public Scroll Exporter Java API(tick)(error)
Export using Comala Document Management integration Integrate with Comala Document Management to only export content that has been approved through every step of a Comala Workflow, and has been published to the final workflow state.(tick)


Related feature request: EXP-2861

Output section macros as tableSelect this check box in the export dialogue, if you want to output your content in section macros in a table.(tick)(error)