The View File macros allow you to embed an Office or PDF document into your Confluence 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 an Office document. If they do have Office installed, people will be able to open the document for editing in their Office application.
For a full list of Office Connector prerequisites and limitations, please refer to:
For an overview of all Office Connector features, please refer to Working with the Office Connector.
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To display an Office or PDF document in a page, use one of the following View File macros in the macro browser:
To add one of the View File macros to a page:
Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete: To edit an existing macro: Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.
Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete:
To edit an existing macro: Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.
Parameters are options that you can set to control the content or format of the macro output. 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 (
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The page which contains the macro
Enter a page name, if you wish to display a document which is attached to another Confluence page.
The file name of the Office or PDF document to be displayed. The document must be attached to a page on your Confluence site.
Select to show grid lines around each cell of the Excel spreadsheet. Clear to hide these grid lines.
Last worksheet viewed in the spreadsheet
The name of the worksheet that you want displayed.
Last row with content
The number of the last row you want displayed, starting from '0' as the first row.
Last column with content
The number of the last column you want displayed, starting from '0' as the first column.
Hint for reducing the size of the spreadsheet: Use the Last Column and Last Row parameters to reduce the size of the spreadsheet displayed on the wiki page. This is especially useful to prevent the display from showing empty cells. This will also help to prevent 'out of memory' errors.
Specify the height of the display, in pixels (default) or as a percentage of the window's height.
Specify the number of the slide that you want displayed on the Confluence page, where the first slide is numbered zero. Instead of a slide show, the page will display just the single slide, represented as a JPEG image. If not specified, all slides display as a slideshow.
Specify the width of the display, in pixels (default) or as a percentage of the window's width.
You can launch your Office application and edit Office documents displaying in the view file macros directly from your Confluence page.
You will find more information and other methods for editing attached Office documents in Editing an Office Document from Confluence.
Problems? Please refer to our guide to the Office Connector limitations and known issues.
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