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Overwritten characters in Table View

Question asked by AnnieD on Mar 15, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 16, 2010 by AnnieD


Overwritten characters in Table View

Description of the issue

This is about how the computer shows data in table view.  When I have a field with only letters, and the column is not as wide as the contents of the field, table view shows the first few letters -- whatever the column on the screen has room for.  However, I also have a field with a lot of special symbols in it -- such as, 1|3%æ4◊`£`±`.  In this field, when the column is not wide enough to show all the characters, the characters get overwritten on each other.   Why is that?   Can that be stopped?  Sometimes, I want to reduce the column width, but I would still like to see the first characters as they really are.