View File Macro

The View File macros allow you to embed an Office or PDF document on a page. First attach the document to a page and then use one of the View File macros to display the document's content.

When people view the page, they will see the content of the Office or PDF document. They do not need to have Office installed in order to see the content of the file.

For specific information about each macro, see:

On this page:

Add this macro to your page

To add a View File macro to a page:

  1. From the editor toolbar, choose Insert > Other Macros.
  2. Choose Office Excel, Office PowerPoint, Office Word, or PDF from the Confluence content category.
  3. Select the file you want to display and enter any additional parameters.
  4. Choose Insert

You can then publish your page to see the macro in action. 

Supported file types

To display an Office or PDF document in a page, use one of the following View File macros in the macro browser:

  • Office Excel (.xls and .xlsx)
  • Office PowerPoint (.ppt and .pptx)
  • Office Word (.doc and .docx)
  • PDF  (.pdf)

Editing files

You can edit files embedded with the View File macro using your preferred desktop application, then save the file back to Confluence automatically. Head to Edit files for instructions.

  • Word and Excel – choose the Edit button above the content.
  • PowerPoint and PDF – choose the edit icon on the viewer.

Importing content from Word documents

If you want to use the contents of your Word document to create a Confluence page, see Import a Word Document into Confluence.

Last modified on May 25, 2023

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