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Kate_Aldworth
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

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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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Lol, why do you assume it’s one or the other? These are not mutually exclusive. :joy:

jennytea
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

As a new user, this is a major block. I am used to looking at very compact tables without needing to hover or scroll to digest the information. 

LauraC
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Please please please add text wrap options to all areas of the layout, especially in the headers. In fact, just copy Excel or Google Sheets! All of the standard formatting options on the main header bar of Google sheets need to be standard options in an airtable base as well. That includes text wrap. 

Kredon
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

+1 on wrapping header text

Alice_Linell
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

+1 for wrapping headers and fields

lauren
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

This is super SUPER annoying that this is not available. Especially for columns containing numbers, where you really don't want to take up a ton of unnecessary space, but are forced to because the column heads don't wrap. Anyway... you can install the Stylus Chrome Extension and then in the CSS box put in this code... and it will cause the text to be smaller and the text to wrap. It looks kind of dumb. But it works. 

-moz-document domain("airtable.com") {
.text-size-default { font-size:9px; }
.headerRow .cell.read .contentWrapper .nameAndDescription { right:0; top:3px; }
.nameAndDescription .truncate { max-width:100%; overflow:visible; overflow-wrap:break-word; text-overflow:default; white-space:normal; }
}

Raoul
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I can't believe this hasn't been implemented when users have been asking for this minor tweak for years. Lauren even showed the developers how to do it in a browser. How much work could it be to tweak the app interface a bit?

Samantha_Blake
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

please please please add this feature!! it is so basic, but would really help us all out.

tbradley22
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

+1 I have about 20 fields (columns), each with 5 descriptors in the field name, and I need to be able to fill these out for lots of rows. Reading the header row at a glance is critical, otherwise I literally can't complete my job in a timely manner. Expanding the column width is a poor option because my data density goes way down and required a bunch of horizontal scrolling. I really need to be able to wrap the text in the header row so it can show multiple lines of text. See attached. Thanks

Not helpful, in the least.