Adjust Cells Column Width Without Whole Column Width Changing?
May 24, 2012
Is it possible to adjust a cells' column width without the whole column width changing? EXAMPLE...I'm looking to lock rows 1-41 at certain column widths and change the column width as needed from rows 42 and below.
I have got a few combo boxes on my worksheet. But when I adjust the width of the columns the size of the combo boxes changes as well. How can I make it so that the combo boxes stay frozen even though the columns size is being changed?
1. Is there a faster way to adjust the size of the columns? I had to use my mouse to stretch the column out. This can be quiet time consuming if there are 8 columns needing to adjust to the same size. ie Col A, B,I, J needs to be the same size.
2. Can Excel determine the best size for the column? Say I need a column with data saying "yes" and "no" and a column for the letter "X" only or do I have to stretch the width of the column myself?
I needed to match the width a merged area of seven columns to a single column width (for row autofitting). Adding the column unit values and setting the single column to that value produced a significantly narrower width.
The documentation mentions that the column width unit is scaled to the font type and size and the absolute width is given in points.
This is set by the normal style setting in Excel Options or by VBA application.standardfontsize = 8 (in this case).
For instance, ten columns of Arial font 8 at 8.5 units you would think to be equivalent to a single column of 85 units. In points, the difference is 420 vs. 386.25, or 33.75 points.
Well, the standard character zero has a width at this setting of 4.5 points and 1 unit is 8.25 points, leaving 3.75 points for margins.
Then (10-1) margins allowances time 3.75 points resolves the difference.
Determining the margin allowances is straightforward, and reveals that the gradation with size is stepped by MS design. For instance, sizes up to 11 use 3.75 points for margins and increasing points for characters (except between 9 & 10). Sizes 12 through 18 use 5.25 points, 20 & 22 use 6.75, 24 & 26 use 8.25, etc.
I have created a table for this purpose, however I rarely use a "normal" other than 8, so I can probably use that set in programming.
I set a column width to some integer like 10, and the next time I open the file it has changed to something like 9.89. Is there some configuration that prevents this from happening and leaves my setting alone?
I'm creating a map like image with Excel, and I've set the column width and row height to certain dimensions. Now I'm entering in some text into them, and I noticed that when I added in 2 digit numbers, the column width expanded a little bit. I want to prevent this from happening, and still be able to enter in the 2 digit text (since it WILL fit, and it's expanding to keep that extra bit of space).
the Ruler across the top that allows you to adjust the column widths (A B C D etc). Is it possible to insert another Ruler, further down the same page, to allow you to adjust the column width differently. if so how. On Excel 2007
Lets say i type for now... A1 = USA B1 = Philippines
and then later A1 = dog B1 = cat
Is there a way that the width would automatically adjust even as I change the values of the given cells; meaning, if a word is long, the width will automatically adjust "longer", if a word is short, then it will automatically adjust "shorter".
I know how the "AutoFit Column Width" works but I don't want to press that every time my values change (words becoming shorter or longer).
I have an Excel file where there are multiple people's information on one sheet, and I have to split them out into multiple sheets. So I have written a loop to successfully do that.
However, I need all the sheets to have the same column widths as the original sheet. So after I insert a new sheet and cut and paste the appropriate data, I call another Sub Procedure from my main Procedure to do this. That Sub Procedure looks like this:
Sub MySetColumnWidth() ' Copy the column width for the first 30 columns Dim i As Integer
For i = 1 To 30 ColumnS(i).ColumnWidth = Sheets("Sheet1").ColumnS(i).Width Next i
End Sub However, I am not getting the results I expect. The column widths change, but are not the right sizes, and I have no idea why.
One odd thing I have notice, is that is mind code, whenever I type in: Columns(i) VBA automatically changes it to ColumnS(i) I have no idea why. I have no code or variables named "ColumnS". I am not sure if this is somehow playing into my problems...
I have a range of cells which I wish to print to a .txt document. However, I would like these cells to stay aligned, one on top of the other. I am currently doing that by finding the cell with the widest piece of data for each column, and storing the width that each column needs to be to an array of integers. Then, when printing out the range, I simply add spaces to each piece of data its width is the same as the max column width. I am finding the max column width using the following loop:
'find the width for each column and store in col_width() For cur_col = 1 To total_cols 'skip the tag switches column If cur_col <> 3 Then max_data_width = 0 For cur_row = 1 To total_rows cell_data_width = Len(Find_String_Diagnostics(diagnostic_range.Cells(cur_row, cur_col))) If cell_data_width > max_data_width Then.................
I am trying to Protect a Sheet to lock the width of just one column. Does the lock apply to all the columns in the worksheet or can it apply to a single column only. I can't seem to get this to lock just one column-if it is possible.
I have a database in excel, here's some sample data.
When they click the print button in Cell A2, up comes my form
When the print tags button is pressed, my secondary sheet is populated with the cell they clicked on
Now it's using a font, calibri 11, which isn't proportional but I was wondering if there's a way in VBA to "auto" detect the max width and place words on the next row accordingly (like a word wrap). Here's what I need it to look like:
Here's my existing code to place the comments as is:
From one moment to another I am not able to set the column width doing the following: right-mouse-button click (the column) and choose column width and then type in the desired width The column width is not set this way.
Setting the column width by dragging the right side of the column works well. Also double clicking the right side of the column (auto width) works fine.
I think I have pressed a certain key combination (I am not aware of) to activate this behavior.
How can I re-activate/enable the above (1st) mentioned method to change the column width?
I am trying to fix the width of a column everytime I open it but I can't. After I have fixed the column width and saved it before I close the file, when i reopen it, the column width will expand. The data source of that column is a real time query. I tried to lock the cell but when i locked it, I can't refresh the data from the query as it is locked. So, is there any way for me to achieve that?
I looked at a couple pages of Ozgrid solutions for people that were having word wrap issues and decided my issue wasnt related to any of them - my cells are not merged and they are not exceeding 1024 characters. I have a sales sheet with column headings as the name of the product, many of which have long names (but all less than 100 characters). For example, one cell value is "Flow Meters And Regulators 2007" and another is "Sphygmomanometers 2007".
My column width pre-format is 8.43 and after format is 7.86
The only code I use to adjust the row and column size is
With Rows("1:2") .WrapText = True .AutoFit End With Columns.AutoFit
As you can imagine "Sphygmomanometers" breaks into two lines in the short confines of 7.86 width. How can i get the column autofit to adjust to the full word?