Section Macro

Add the Section macro to a page to organise your content in sections and columns.  This macro is used in conjunction with the Column macro, and provides more flexibility than page layouts. 

This macro is great for situations where:

  • you need more than three columns, or
  • you need your columns to be a specific width. 

On this page:

Screenshot: page with a four column layout using the Section and Column macros. 

Want a simpler way to lay out your page? Try a page layout instead.

Add this macro to your page

To add the Section macro to a page:

  1. From the editor toolbar, choose Insert > Other Macros.
  2. Choose Section from the Formatting category.
  3. Choose Insert

You can then start typing into the macro body, add some Column macros, then publish your page to see the macro in action. 

Screenshot: section and column macros in the editor

Change the macro parameters

Macro parameters are used to change the behaviour of a macro.

To change the macro parameters:

  1. In the editor, click the macro placeholder and choose Edit.
  2. Update the parameters as required then choose Insert.

Here's a list of the parameters available in this macro. 




Show Border


Select this option to draw a border around the section and columns.

Note: Without a Column macro , the border will not be displayed correctly.

Where the parameter name used in Confluence storage format or wikimarkup is different to the label used in the macro browser, it will be listed below in brackets (example).

Other ways to add this macro

Add this macro as you type

Type followed by the start of the macro name, to see a list of macros. 

Add this macro using wiki markup

This is useful when you want to add a macro outside the editor, for example as custom content in the sidebar, header or footer of a space.

Macro name: section

Macro body: Rich text, consisting of one or more Column macros.

This is the content of *column 1*.
This is the content of *column 2*.
Last modified on Jan 31, 2022

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