View: permanently edit the width of a column

Last update: 2023-07-14
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You can temporarily modify to width of columns by dragging and dropping their margins to match the desired width. For more information, see Modify column width and order.

You can permanently change the width of any column of any view by using text mode in the column as you edit the view.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*


Adobe Workfront license*

Request to modify a view

Plan to modify a report

Access level configurations*

Edit access to Reports, Dashboards, Calendars to modify a report

Edit access to Filters, Views, Groupings to modify a view


If you still don’t have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Manage permissions to a report

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects .

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Permanently edit the width of a column


If you manually modify the width of a column as described in the section “Modify width and order of columns temporarily” in the article Modify column width and order after you have permanently modified the width of the column, the width of the column is preserved according to your manual resizing and the width of the column updated according to the following steps is overwritten. You can view the column according to the width defined in the following steps after you clear your cache or log in from another browser.

For additional information about customizing the width of columns when using the Text Mode interface, see the “width” and “stretch” definitions in the Glossary of Adobe Workfront terminology.

  1. Go to a list of objects.

  2. From the View drop-down menu, click New View.

  3. Click Add Column to add a new column.


    Click the column header of any existing column.

  4. Click Switch to Text Mode.

  5. Hover over the text mode area, and click Click to edit text.

  6. Add the following code to the text mode of the column:


    For the width line, specify any number (in pixels) that represents how wide you want the column to display in the view.

  7. Click Save, then Save View.

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