Automated Numbered Headings


Headings and subheadings represent the key concepts and supporting ideas on the page. Headings are generally more prominent than subheadings, and they both convey levels of importance. Headers tell us about the following content and make it easier to read and focus on what matters to you.

In large documents, it is useful and time-saving to have automated numbered headings. Imagine how much time your team spends updating numbered headings within pages, especially when more employees create.

How to use


To add the Automated Numbered Headings macro to a Confluence page: 

  • In the Confluence editor, choose + > Other Macros or

  • Find and select the Automated Numbered Headings macro.

Alternatively, type ‘/' and the beginning of an element (tool or things in the insert menu) to see a list of suggestions and enter 'Automated Numbered Headings.’

Intuitive configuration dialogue helps users to add numbered headings to their content. After selecting the Automated Numbered Headings macro, an intuitive configuration dialogue appears.


Numbered Headings Style

Select a numbered headings style. Default style is Decimal (1,2,3,4,5…)

  • Decimal (1,2,3,4,5…)

  • Lower-Latin (a,b,c,d,e…)

  • Upper-Latin (A,B,C,D,E…)

  • Upper-Roman (I, II, III, IV, V…)

Tiered numbers

Enable “Tiered numbers (1.1.1)” if you want to number each subheading separately.

Start at

Start at defines a starting number for the first heading.

Exclude headings

Select headings you would like to include in automated numbering.



The Automated Numbered Headings macro will receive updates to improve performance and user experience.

  • Macro in macro improvements

In case you have any questions, need more detailed information, or would like to share feature suggestions, please feel free to contact us via our service desk.