How to Adjust Column Width in Dashboard Reports?

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Cannot seem to find a way to change the WIDTH of columns in my dashboard report that lists open projects. Would like to resize them; tried dragging the borders (e.g. Excel), looking at column properties, field properties, report settings, "customize this page," Help, etc. I must just be missing it somewhere!

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Anita Keene

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Posted 5 years ago

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On the internet reports will size according to the data and the size of the Users screen. Do you have the 60" monitor of all time, or do you still have that crappy 15" monitor. Are you on a tablet?

If you are trying to force a column width to be wider, one technique is to override the field name with a column heading name which has no breaks in it.

For example, go to the actual full report and right click the field name and change it to the name


and then save the report with that override column heading. QuickBase will not wrap a column heading except at a space or hyphen character ( and no doubt other special characters)
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Alberto Tablada

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What I do is create a Formula - Text field, allow HTML in it and use something like this:

"<div style=\"width:300px;\" >" & [name of your field (report column)] & "</div>"

So basically you can tell the field how wide you want it by changing the width value of the HTML div tag.

After that just modify the report so you are showing your new Formula - Text field instead of the not modifiable normal text field.  :)
I get a syntax error with your formula Alberto
Expected a valid expression after the "&"
"<div style=\"width:300px;\">" &[FirstName]& "</div>"  worked better without spaces on the & :)
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Brenda Cinotto

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where do you write this formula to make it work?
Assuming, if you have not found the solution yet.

You have to create a formula-Richtext field and where you need to use this formula.

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Brenda Cinotto

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where do you write this formula to make it work?