Sharepoint : how to change the column width of a list


I had to do it this evening : here is how to proceed :

Let’s start with an existing list in Sharepoint, a task list for instance :




Start Sharepoint Designer and open up the corresponding view (AllItems.asxp, here)


Make sure the view shows up in design mode :


Right Click anywhere in the view and select the menu option “Convert to XSLT Data View”:


The DataFormWebPart will display the view;


You can now visually modify the list width :


Save the page; refresh your page in the browser.


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