Reports & Notebooks: Allow for Customization of Column width & Row Width/Height

We plan to use the Aha! reports to status on strategic planning with Executive Management. A challenge I am having is the overall presentation & cleanliness of the layout based on the different types of content.

For columns & rows that include lengthy content, it would be great to be able to manually adjust the row & column width/height to make for a cleaner presentation. This functionality would be similar to that of Excel. Using the 'Wrap Text' functionality is helpful but it would be really helpful to have more control over how the report looks from a cell size perspective. 

  • Alex Joachim
  • Jan 13 2016
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  • Mat Wood commented
    March 15, 2016 12:17

    This solution should also consider fields in all Aha! table displays, e.g. display of Feature Description / Comments in a List format should allow a manual override the the column width so lists can be made more readable where required.

  • Michael Hopkin commented
    April 27, 2016 22:36

    I agree. I created a timeline report and the left column is small (width) and the long names wrap down several lines.

  • Guest commented
    May 03, 2016 04:54

    Being able to adjust column width in the Feature List view is important for me. It should also remember the width you set for a given column so that when you come back to that screen you don't have to re-adjust the columns.

  • Christina Wongbuphanimitr commented
    July 29, 2016 19:01

    Can we add the options for border feature? And colors for the column headers?

  • Philippe Dame commented
    February 07, 2017 03:41

    The solution needs an option whereby rich-text descriptions (e.g. of ideas) can be shown in a table as plain-text snippet. Then it's easy to see a word or character limit (in addition to a desired column width).

  • kirk sadler commented
    November 07, 2017 07:35

    We also want the ability to adjust the column width within a list report.  We have created a field called clients and then add client names for candidate projects.  The challenge is that if you have a lot of clients every other column gets squished and makes the list report less usable / readable to stakeholders.

  • Jason Glover commented
    27 Jun 22:55
    What determines the width of columns in lists?  It seems totally random.
    Why is this Concerns column so narrow when it has so much content, and the Progress column is so wide.
    I don't appear to have control over the widths, so there must be some automagic going on, but it's not as magic as it is auto.
    I don't necessarily need to control with width of the columns as long as the logic that determines the widths intelligently balances the widths based on the content.
  • Andrew Brooks commented
    10 Jul 08:29

    This would be incredibly useful, the starter roadmap and the strategy roadmap are both great, but when there is a lot of text it would be very helpful to be able to increase row heights and column width

  • James Rowe commented
    29 Oct 15:52

    Definitely an issue for us as well.  Am having to extract and format exec reports in Excel instead which is a pain.  It seems to base the width on the column description which usually bears no resemblance to the ideal width for your data.  We use Custom Tables and it also appends the table name on to the column descriptions making them even bigger than just with the descriptions.

    A manual width adjustor that wraps the description would be a start.  Being able to edit the column headers would be a further improvement.  

  • Ngozi P commented
    30 Nov 16:36

    Adjusting the widths of columns in a pivot report would be great as once you have about 4 columns your timeline starts compressing and the columns end up taking more of the page than the timeline.