View: permanently edit the width of a column

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.

To permanently change the width of any column of any view, you must use text mode in the column as you edit the view.

Access requirements

Expand to view access requirements for the functionality in this article.

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

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Adobe Workfront plan Any
Adobe Workfront license


  • Contributor to modify a view
  • Standard to modify a report



  • 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

Object permissions Manage permissions to a report

For more detail about the information in this table, see Access requirements in Workfront documentation.

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. In this case, 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:

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    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.