Thanks for posting a question here in the Community, @foxyoung.
Yes, you can widen the column for your sales order and print it the way it looks in the preview. You'll have to customize your sales order to do this. Here's how:
Refer to the screenshots below for visual guide:
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Thank you for this detailed answer. It still does not save the changes and let you view and print with wider columns. I can change the column width in a packing list and purchase order but not a sales order.
Hello there, @foxyoung.
If you open a Sales Order, then press on the Formatting tab at the top of the transaction and press on the Customize Data Layout button, then it will open a window to allow you to click on Layout Designer to change the width of the colomns. After trying to print or preview the format and it doesn't save, then let's do some troubleshooting to your program. No worries, I'm going to walk you through this process.
Let's begin with a Verify and Rebuild to your data:
Verify the Data:
Rebuild the Data:
Check the Remaining Data:
Here's a Community Article that provides more information about this process: Verify and Rebuild Data in QuickBooks Desktop.
Once completed, try formatting the Sales Order once again and do a print/preview.
I'm here if you need further assistance! Have a good day.
Good Evening, @foxyoung.
Let's sort this out. Since you've already tried all of the troubleshooting steps above that my colleagues have provided, I recommend creating a new sales order template. Here's how:
Now you're able to have the sales order formatted correctly. It's that easy. If you have any trouble along the way, please let me know.
I want to make sure that you're able to get back to running your business.