Tabs

The Tabs macro allows you to add tabs to provide interactive, categorized, or isolated information to the page. A Tabs macro is added for each tab that you want to display. 

You can now add more than one array of tabs to a Confluence page.

Walkthrough

Watch our video walkthrough to see the Tabs macro in action.



Instructions

  1. Navigate to the page you want to edit.

  2. Click the Edit icon.

  3. Click Insert > View More in the Confluence editor.

  4. Select the Tabs macro in the Select Macro screen. (Alternatively, use / and begin to type tab to access the macro via the quick insert menu.)

  5. To start a new tab array on a page select the Start New Tab Group checkbox.

    You only need to select this check box if you have multiple tab groups on a page. It only affect the tabs that follow it, so you only need select it at the start of a second group of tabs. 

  6. Select the New Tab Group Direction; this can be vertical or horizontal. The arrangement of all the tabs on a page is decided by the setting in the editor of the first tab in a group.

  7. Enter the title to be displayed on the tab, e.g. Venue.
  8. Click Save. A macro placeholder is displayed. 

  9. Add the content that you want to display on that tab.

  10. Add an additional Tabs macro for each tab that you want to display, for example, we added additional macros for WorkshopsFacilities, and Directions. In the following image.

    The order in which you arrange the tabs on the page is the order in which the tabs will be displayed

  11. Click Publish to see the rendered tabs on the page.

Horizontal Arrangement

Vertical Arrangement

Edit the macro

To make changes to the macro, for example, to change the title of the tabs, click the macro placeholder then click the Edit icon. Make the required changes, these will save automatically.

To make changes to the order of the tabs, change the order of the macros on the page. Drag and drop the macros to do this.

Add Multiple Tab Groups

  1. Add the tabs macros as normal.
  2. At the start of your new tab group select the Star New Tab Group checkbox.
  3. Choose the New Tab Group Direction.

    The New Tab Group Direction in the first tab is applied to all the tabs in its group. Selecting this option for following tabs will have no effect on the group.

  4. Publish your page to see your multiple tab groups.

Macros Inside Tabs

It is possible to put some macros inside tabs. Some larger or more complex macros may not work, or work differently than expected. 

 Content Formating Macros Inside Tabs
MacroWorks As NormalNotes
Alert Macro

The alert will display each time that the tab holding it is clicked.
Button Macro


Button Group

This type of macro will not fit inside a tab.
BibTeX Reference Macro

References within tabs will only display in a Summary Macro in the same tab.
BibTeX Summary Macro

The Summary Macro will only list BibTeX references within the same tab.

Card Macro


Footnote Macro

Footnotes within tabs will only display in a Summary Macro in the same tab.
Footnote Summary Macro

The Summary Macro will only list Footnote references within the same tab.
LaTeX Macro


Progress Bar Macro


Round Rectangle Macro

This type of macro will not fit inside a tab.
Tabs Macro

This type of macro will not fit inside a tab.
Tooltip Macro


 Atlassian Macros Inside Tabs
MacroWorks As NormalNotes
Action Item

The boxs are displayed but can't be checked.
Attachments

Inside a tab this macro displays the attachements on the page. However the drag and drop upload function does not work. 
Blog Posts


Bullet List


Code Snippet

Code is shown but line numbers are absent.
Contributors


Contributors Summary


Chart

This type of macro will not fit inside a tab.
Change History


Children Display


Content by Label


Content Report Table


Create From Template


Date


Decision


Decision Report


Dropbox


Emojis

Emojis display as stars.
Error Panel

The box appears but the style is different.
Excerpt

This type of macro will not fit inside a tab.
Excerpt Include



Expand

This type of macro will not fit inside a tab.
Files and Images


Gallery


Iframes


Include Page


Info Panel

The box appears but the style is different.
Jira Charts


Jira Issue


Jira Roadmap

Only displays a link.
Layouts

This type of macro will not fit inside a tab.
Labels List


Link


Mention


Note Panel

The box appears but the icon is missing.
Numbered List


Opsgenie Incident Timeline


Page Index


Page Properties

This type of macro will not fit inside a tab.
Page Properties Report


Page Tree


Page Tree Search


Poplar Labels


Profile Picture


Related Labels


Recently Updated 


Recently Updated Dashboard


Roadmap Planner

The roadmap displays, but the links do not display when you hover over the bars. 
Shared Links Bookmark


Spaces List


Status


Success Panel

The box appears but the style is different.

Table 


Table of Contents


Table of Content Zone

This type of macro will not fit inside a tab.
Task Report


Trello Card


Trello Board

Although the board will display in edit mode, it does not display in view mode. 
User Profile


Warning Panel

The box appears but the style is different.
Widget Connector