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It would be helpful to be able to wrap text within a Formula, Single Line Text or a Long Text field if the column width on view is too small. (Rather than truncate the text)
This, I think a limit on the number of wraps would likely solve the headache for most people while still keeping the design looking good.
Plus one for the option to allow column headings to be able to wrap or truncate. All of the reasons that are listed above, but mostly for the ability to have two word column names for single digit fields without wasting 30-40% of the screen real estate. I’ve got a 27" Apple Cinema Display and I can fit 14 columns, but most of my tables are >20. I’d be able to fit a lot of my tables on screen at once without having to hide columns if the column headers wrapped.
I totally concur with Aaron on this. We are very impressed with the Airtable functionality but the waste of “screen real estate” caused by non-wrapping column headers is annoying. Thank you for fixing this ASAP.
Agreed, start with filed/column headers.
@Airtable_Support @Airtable_Team can you please respond to this thread with thoughts on priority and timing for this feature? This is frankly the only limitation keeping me from using AirTable for a really big client.
Please include this feature. I have to work in Numbers/Excel and then upload them once they’re done instead of working within airtable. It’s a basic spreadsheet tool and messes up the design for the user. Please respond. I am trying to introduce airtable to a client and that was a major roadblock for them being serious spreadsheet viewers. Thank you!
I would add that the hide column drop down does not offer any respite from this as it neither stretches to accommodate long names or wraps text - opting instead to abbreviate a long column name only with an unhelpful … if it does not fit in the fixed width of the dialogue. This makes identifying and sorting columns very difficult, a must if they are prone to running off screen for width.
I am mostly on board with the decision to keep fixed row heights in grid-view records, long text field types,card views and expanded records soften all of that, but the options are only two with long field titles, stretch the row or use short names.
If adding width responsiveness or text wrapping to the hide fields drop-down is unpalatable, how about just a tool-tip?
I agree with other posts on this thread. My company would benefit greatly from using a wrap text feature. I would like to see an overview of the cell at a quick glance, without having to click into each cell to expand. That’s a waste of time in my opinion. And, without clicking into each cell, sometimes it’s hard to know if there is more info in a cell or not… so info may be missed, which is upsetting.
Although, I like the option to expand the cells, for other reasons, I would like to have the option to wrap the text in each cell as well. I think it should be a user’s choice.
I would love text wrap in cells. Personally I find Airtable very annoying without this feature. I want to see everything at a quick glance. Instead I have to click to see it or make the entire column wide when only 1 cell in the whole column has more in it. It’s hard to recommend Airtable to others with this missing.
Please include this feature! I have column headers that require a bit of text. We are tired of having to constantly scroll horizontally to view the desired cell.