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  • This question is possibly so general that I thought I would ask it here. I would like to increase the size of the edit (post) box. Right now it seems set to the "default" size of about 400 pixels. I would like to move it up to 800 pixels. How can I do this? Thank you!
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, September 16, 2011 2:02 PM How + ?
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, September 16, 2011 2:03 PM A misunderstanding of what the general forum is for (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Friday, September 16, 2011 1:39 PM

Answers

  • The width of the text box used for editing the post is also set by CSS.  Its all done with web pages, so unless the width is hard coded in the control its done through CSS.  There is no configuration that will allow changing the width of that control as far as I know.
    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP Chief SharePoint
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    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Friday, September 23, 2011 6:24 AM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 5:03 PM
  • Use the developer toolbar for IE to determine the ID of the text box that is used for typing posts. Then you can use CSS to change the width/height of that text box. Add that CSS using a CEWP on that page

    Hope that helps...


    Pman
    http://www.pmansLab.com/
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Friday, September 23, 2011 6:24 AM
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 2:53 PM

All replies

  • Normally the width on a text box like this is set using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) styles.  YOu can use either Firebug or the Developer's toolbar in IE to find out what CSS style is being used to set the width.  Then add a custom CSS style sheet that overrides the width to set it to 800px.
    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP Chief SharePoint
    Architect: Sharesquared Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.
    Friday, September 16, 2011 1:44 PM
  • Hello. Thank you for the reply. I am actually trying to edit the physical width of the box that Sharepoint allows one to draft their initial posts into. I can edit the width of a "post" so that it appears wider using CSS, but I cannot change the width of the posting box. This is under some sort of configuration in Sharepoint, I suppose.
    Friday, September 16, 2011 2:01 PM
  • The width of the text box used for editing the post is also set by CSS.  Its all done with web pages, so unless the width is hard coded in the control its done through CSS.  There is no configuration that will allow changing the width of that control as far as I know.
    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP Chief SharePoint
    Architect: Sharesquared Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Friday, September 23, 2011 6:24 AM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 5:03 PM
  • Use the developer toolbar for IE to determine the ID of the text box that is used for typing posts. Then you can use CSS to change the width/height of that text box. Add that CSS using a CEWP on that page

    Hope that helps...


    Pman
    http://www.pmansLab.com/
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Friday, September 23, 2011 6:24 AM
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 2:53 PM
  • Hi,

    Open the page in Sharepoint designer and then point to the control in split view.

    In the code selected add inline width of your choice and check in the same.

    I hope this will help you out.


    Thanks, Rahul Rashu
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:50 AM