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  1. Confluence Data Center
  2. CONFSERVER-39829

Plans to remove the view file macros


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    • We collect Confluence feedback from various sources, and we evaluate what we've collected when planning our product roadmap. To understand how this piece of feedback will be reviewed, see our Implementation of New Features Policy.

      NOTE: This suggestion is for Confluence Server. Using Confluence Cloud? See the corresponding suggestion.

      Atlassian Status as of 23 January 2019

      We know from your feedback that the existing View File macros provide important functionality that the newer file upload and preview experience does not. For this reason, we've decided to reverse the decision to stop supporting these macros. 

      The following View File macros are fully supported from Confluence 6.14:

      • Office Excel
      • Office PowerPoint
      • Office Word
      • PDF

      This means we will fix bugs relating to these macros, and will not remove the macros from Confluence. 

      As you may know, Confluence Cloud are in the process of releasing a new viewer for the View File macros. While we may consider this approach for Confluence Server in future, we plan to wait for the experience to be rolled out and refined in Confluence Cloud before we evaluate the suitability of this approach for Server customers. 

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            rrobins Rachel Robins
            rrobins Rachel Robins
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