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Confluence 7.1 release notes

✓ Macro Improvements

✓ Skip attached files when copying a page

✓ Java 11 support

✓ Enhanced support for Edit in Office



Macro Improvements


Atlassian has made many small but powerful improvements to the macros. These changes are aimed at improving the scaling of macros in heavily used instances.

Space list Makro

Previously, this macro displayed all Spaces, including the archived Spaces. Now, by default, it shows users only the current Spaces, and you can choose to include the archived Spaces if you want the full list.

Change history macro

Previously, this macro showed the entire page history. Now you have the possibility to limit the number of versions displayed in the macro.

Content by label Makro

This macro is used to display a list of pages that have a specific keyword (label) and, if necessary, match other search criteria. You can now decide to exclude the current page (the one on which the macro is included) from the list, even if it matches your search.

Skip attached files when copying a page


As you may know, when you copy a single page, all the attached files are also copied. Even if they are not used on the page. Over time, this can lead to a lot of unnecessary files.

Now you have the option to exclude attached files when copying a single page. All files used on the page will appear as “unknown attachment”.

If there are no attached files to copy, the checkbox will be disabled.

Java 11 support


You can now run Confluence with Java 11 (Oracle and AdoptOpenJDK). Java 11 is a long-term support version, so you have access to regular bug fixes and security updates for several years.

This version still bundles the AdoptOpenJDK 8 JRE, but you can switch to Java 11 now. See Change the Java vendor or version Confluence uses to find out how to switch your Java version or vendor.

Extended support for Edit in Office


For many teams, file editing is an important part of productive work in Confluence. For this reason, Atlassian brings edit back to Office for organizations that cannot use the Atlassian Companion app in their environment. Head to Community post for all the details.

When Edit in Office is enabled, WebDAV integrations are restored to your Web site so that your team can edit attached Excel, PowerPoint, and Word documents using the old Edit in Office method. This disables the entire Companion integration, making all the options provided by the Companion unavailable.

Atlassian has also made some improvements in browser compatibility so that you can use the latest version of Firefox and no longer need a browser add-on.