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Preventing Headers from Truncating


Published: 03 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 17 Jul 2017

Question

How to wrap headers that contain long names or prevent a header from truncating.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Answer

To prevent a header from truncating, configure the header to increase the row height and the column width by following the steps below: 
  1. Increasing the header height: hover over the first line below the corresponding header until the re-sizing symbol appears. Once the symbol appears, increase the height of the cell by clicking and dragging downwards. 
  2. Increasing the header width: hover to the right of the '…' symbol to enable the ability to increase the column width. 
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