Single Select field - Cut off in the display - How do I make it wider

Susan Hauth Community Champion Oct 16, 2012

I have a single select custom field where the values are pretty long, so long that they don't fit in the box. I've tried firefox, IE and Chrome and they all look pretty bad. Actually IE is the worst because it doesn't even expand it on the pull down. How do I make that field expand to the size of the values?

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Hi Susan,

There isn't a built-in way to expand the field. It may be possible to expand the select list by hacking some custom JavaScript embedded on the page.

We have a little guide about embedding JavaScript on a page here:

This thread concerns the select problem, and how to fix it with CSS:

This will require some knowledge and work though, it is no simple task.


Susan Hauth Community Champion Oct 23, 2012

Hi, Thanks much for the script but a little too advanced for our shop. I've gone back to my team and said "make it smaller"!!

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