Row Height in Modern List
Modern list views do not render multi-line text fields correctly horizontally in that a lot of the text near the bottom of the field either can only be half seen or gets cut off completely. Please give users the ability to change the height of the rows just like we can with the width of the columns. What's the point of a multi-line text field if I can't read all of it?
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Having the option to “expand all” in a multi line text column would be great. Similar to selecting a filter or other formatting, a quick click would expand the text or appended text
Anon User commented
This may be a duplicate of https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/39710920-add-an-option-to-truncate-show-all-by-default-mul. Please could we combine votes? Truncation of multi-line column fields is incredibly annoying in Modern.
This is very frustrating when I have a large amount of text in one field and I want to show it - shouldn't be difficult have have self adjusting row heights - this is a downgrade from our previous solution in Excel
We often use it for an FAQ, answers grouped by question. Can't use that no more, answers can't be read.
big question, Why did they make it this unpractical?
Doesn't seem to be a hard thing to change, but not picked up in more then three years?!?!
Lennart H commented
I welcome modern lists as long as they don't downgrade from the classic ones...This is a really anoying and unececary design choice imo
Even if a (filtered) list only displays a single row it's truncated after 5 lines or so. The rest of a 'multiple line' item can only be read at the right side.
How modern is that!
I need to be able to specify the number of displayed lines and a 'multiple line' item should display a expand (more..) button.
I created a pages that shoudl be a one pages summary.
On the page a drop down filter connects to a list and document library. Even if the filtered list only displays one row the height of the row truncates at 6 lines or so.
The rest can only be read at the right side.
I want to specify the number of lines before truncation.
And display of 'multiple line item' should have an expand (..more) button.
There's no even an expand option.
I agree, currently being forced to have a small preview window instead of full access to the information is definitely undesirable. As the feature exists in classic it should definitely be available in the modern view as well.
Shawn Lander commented
Yes! multi-line text fields in a lot of my lists end up having extra carriage returns in them which then creates a ton of whitespace with tall rows eating up the available screen.
Either allowing the user to pick the row height for the list view or list webpart or allow the list creator to set the default row-height on the column when they create the column.