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Smart Templates is the app for Atlassian Confluence which helps you to create dynamic content easily and reduce content duplication by allowing you to create your pages from excerpts and parts of the other pages.

Smart Templates app has a bundled macro called "Smart Templates" to help you with that.

Create new page and type { in the editor to bring the list of macros and start typing {smart

This will bring you the macro you are looking for

Select the macro, and the placeholder like this will be added to the editor

By default, the macro uses it's body as a template. Let's fill it in with some contents. We will use something provided by our flagship addon called ConfiForms

Just a few tables and a chart


When it is ready (or semi-ready, as we can adjust it anytime and whoever uses this template will get an updated content instantly) we save the page


It goes something like this:


Now, the interesting part - Smart Templates can define the contents (the template) itself but also can use the contents from another page or Confluence template

Here is how.

Select the macro in the editor and click Edit

A macro parameters dialog will be shown

We select the "Page" as source and lookup for a page with a Smart Template we created in a previous step

You see, the preview already shows the contents of a page we reference, so by clicking "save" on the macro preview window we get something like this inserted to the editor

And when page is save we get the same content as in the page we referenced.

This concludes the basics.... Check here for more advanced tutorial on how you can include page parts and mix & match them