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This article explains how to highlight cells of different tables' cells with different colors created distinct colors while hovering the respective cells using Advanced Tables , one color each for a given table when the mouse hovers over a cell. To achieve this, we would have to use for Confluence. This article suggests using the CSS Stylesheet which  that exists in the Confluence Space Administrator section apart from the Global Stylesheet.


  1. Log into your Confluence instance as an administrator ensuring the user has you have the space administrator access.
  2. Navigate to the existing intended page and:
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    • create a new page
  3. Insert Advanced Table - Table Plus macro. For example, create a table as shown below:
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  4. Edit the macro on the Advanced Tables Editor-Table Plusscreen, under Column settings and add the Column attributes as below.
    Note: The table class should respective table macro editor by adding the Column attributes values in the Column settings tab as shown below:


    The table class must be different for each table.

    Sales Statistics table:

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    class=confluenceTd cellhover

    Product details:

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    class=confluenceTd cellhover1


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    class=confluenceTd cellhover3

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  5. Now, go Go to Space Tools and click on Look Tools > Look and Feel.
  6. Under Stylesheet tab, enter Enter the CSS code and click in the Stylesheet tab and click Save.
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     Find the CSS code below:

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    td.cellhover:hover {
    background-color: lightblue;
    td.cellhover1:hover {
    background-color: red;
    td.cellhover3:hover {
    background-color: green;

  7. Open the respective confluence page and hover the mouse over the cells in different tables. Notice that cells from different tables show are highlighted in different colors when the cell hovers around the one cell.
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