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Kate_Aldworth
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Hi,

Is there any way of wrapping the text in the header fields so that I don’t have to have such a wide column to fit the header in? In the example above I want to be able to see “Genre” rather than “Ge…” and “Proofer 1” instead of “Pro…”

Thanks in advance!

Kate

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Why is “Type indicator” even necessary except during the table design stage? There should be a control to toggle it off. It takes up way too much valuable (and limited) column header space.

I think it’s very useful:

  • tells you if the data comes from from other table
  • tells you the format (number vs text, long text vs rich text…)
  • tells you if the value is manually entered or if it’s calculated or pulled (text vs formula vs lookup).

Maybe an option in the field setup to hide it would be a great solution (or at table/base/user level).

And of course to be able to wrap columns would be the best solution.

Smote
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5 - Automation Enthusiast

Please please please make this a feature. I have data that’s basically a Yes/No or a single digit and the column does not need to be the whole length of the multi-word header. I can do this in literally every other program, how has Airtable not implemented this yet!?

Doug_Lesavoy
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Is there an answer to this yet? If not, +1.

Brian_Lance
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

+1 on this :nerd_face: :sparkles: :nerd_face: :sparkles: :nerd_face: :sparkles: :nerd_face: :sparkles: :nerd_face: :sparkles: :nerd_face: :sparkles: :nerd_face: :sparkles: :nerd_face: :sparkles: :nerd_face: :sparkles: :nerd_face: :sparkles:

Timmy_Corini
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4 - Data Explorer

how is this still not an option!!! sheesh c’mon man!

Christina_Piazz
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

July 2022 and still not an option?

Joseph_Turley
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Another vote to PLEASE add this. It is such a simple feature that would provide a lot of usability to the app.

Pete_Lindley
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Come on Airtable, Wrap the Header TEXT PLEASE!!! It’s only been on the “To Do List” for 6 years!
provide an option to remove the header type when creating / formatting the column. When hovering the type and description is then displayed.

EAL_LRES
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Is Airtable incompetent or lazy? Surely Microsoft does not have a patent on text wrapping in headers, even if the creative folks at Airtable need to call it something else for copyright reasons. How about Super-duper visible headers that don’t take up miles of column width? No, even Airtable can do better than that, I think.

Six years?? REALLY? This makes me worry that the company might dry up and blow away. Guess its time for my lab to switch to a free open-source db and workflow.