Wrap around text in header field?

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast



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!


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If you want to see the full field name but have the column narrowed, you can:

  • hover over the header and a tooltip appears with the name
  • use emojis, to save characters or to complement the title
  • use fields descriptions for large text of information

The layout of the column headers is ridiculous esp. since the ‘type’ indicator is mandatory and takes up a huge chunk at the left

Calling it “ridiculous” is a bit much, but I do feel that it could be optimized. My recommendation would be to only show the type indicator and menu arrow if the mouse is hovering over the header; the rest of the time, only show the label.

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I’d also really love word-wrapping capabiltiy in my Fields sections. It’s the only thing so far that I’ve missed from Excel (well and the ability to format date fields to include day of the week-- and the option to exclude the year to take less space). I’m so amazed by the functionality of this program!

I also just wanted to come back here and thank you for you suggestion. It truly wouldn’t have occurred to me to use emojis in this context for some reason but it’s a workable alternative, so points to you for creativity, and for passing it on!

In the spirit of passing it on, in case someone else is reading this: If you’re using a windows computer instead of a handheld device, you can access emojis by using the shortcut combination “windows key + .” then you either scroll through or start typing the kind of emoji you’re looking for. (I’m sure there’s something similar for mac but I don’t know what it is.)

Control-Command-Space in many apps is the hotkey for “Emoji & Symbols” in the Edit menu. In the Mac’s keyboard preferences page, there’s also a checkbox labeled “Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar.” With that, click on the menu bar icon and select “Show Character Viewer.”


5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Would like this feature as well!

8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Yes very much needed. As someone mentioned miss this feature when compared to eXCEL