#DS2TipWeek - Expanding Rows and Columns

by Lorna Brown

When making a chart or table in Tableau, sometimes the normal view is too small but entire view is also too big.


Here is a quick tip to allow you to control how big you want the rows and columns. Yes you can easily drag each row or column but here is a quicker way.


All you have to do is press the Ctrl key along with an arrow key.


  • Ctrl and Right makes the rows wider

Ctrl Right


  • Ctrl and Left makes the rows narrower

Ctrl Left


  • Ctrl and Up makes the columns longer

Ctrl Up


  • Ctrl and Down makes columns shorter

Ctrl Down


Hope you find this little tip useful!



Credit to Andy Kriebel for showing me this neat little trick.


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