Changing Datasheet Column Width

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 26, 2012)

The graphs created by Microsoft Graph are based on data contained in a simple spreadsheet called a datasheet. Microsoft Graph displays this data in row-and-column format. You can adjust the width of datasheet columns in order to view large numbers in the cells more fully. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Select a cell in the column whose width you want to change.
  2. Choose Column Width from the Format menu. Microsoft Graph displays the Column Width dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Column Width dialog box

  4. In the Column Width box, specify a column width.
  5. Click on OK.

You can also change the width of a datasheet column by simply positioning the mouse pointer over the right border of the control cell for the column. Microsoft Graph changes the pointer to a double-headed arrow. Click and drag the column border to the new width.

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