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My column header needs to be quite long, but the content of the column is only a few pixels wide, so loads of white space and horizontal scrolling required to see the rest of the content.

Any ideas?

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You can use SharePoint Designer to edit the AllItems.aspx view on this list. Insert this style inside the content place holder:

<style type= "text/css"> 
  .ms-vh2 {white-space: normal} 
</style>

This will override the style for the column headers which is set to white-space: nowrap

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If you can't or dont want to use SPD you can also put this in a Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) using the HTML Source option. –  Ryan Jun 6 '11 at 11:26
    
Thanks Laurie that helps –  Clare Jun 6 '11 at 11:55
    
I've added a few lines of CSS to make it work in 2007/2010 and with non-filterable columns blog.pentalogic.net/2011/06/… –  Ryan Jun 23 '11 at 17:15

There is also a way to wrap the columns individually using JavaScript by removing the nowrap attribute from the column header.

See Wrap ListViewWebPart Column Headers for more info (shameless link to my blog).

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