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Modified Sales Order. Printed SO looks great. On-screen SO has cramped and small data fields.

QB Enterprise Solutions: Manufacturing and Wholesale 18.0

 

I've modified our Sales Order by adding some custom fields and am satisfied with the results. On the Sales Order screen however, the data fields are cramped all together on one line and are small so you can't clearly see the data entered in the fields.

Sales Order PNG.PNG

Is it possible to edit the size of the fields that show on screen and also break them up/put them on different lines so everything is not so cramped?

 

Thanks!

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Best answer 03-27-2019

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Re: Modified Sales Order. Printed SO looks great. On-screen SO has cramped and small data fields.

Hello there, DUCKS495.

 

I appreciate you providing a detailed information and clarifying your concern. Allow me share some insight about this.

 

The data field of the Sales Order in QuickBooks Desktop is designed to have a limited space and there isn't a way we can widen those fields.

 

However, being able to modify the spacing of the Sales Order data fields is a great enhancement we could add in the future. We take this as an opportunity for us to improve our product features.

 

Once we receive any updates about this, I'll make sure to post the details here in the Community. In the meantime, here's a place where you can check for the newly updated features in QuickBooks Desktop:

  1. Go to Help.
  2. Click New Features.
  3. Choose either New Feature Tour or What's New.

I'm always around if you have any other concerns. Just make sure to leave a comment below and I'll get back to you.

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Modified Sales Order. Printed SO looks great. On-screen SO has cramped and small data fields.

Hi there, @DUCKS495.

 

Thanks for posting in the Community and for providing a screenshot. I'm to share some information about customizing sales order (SO) in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) Enterprise.

 

When customizing your SO, you can use the Layout Designer option and manually drag the sides of the fields to either widen or increase their sizes. However, you'll only see these changes when printing it. Here's how:

 

1. Go to the Lists menu at the top, then pick Templates on the drop-down.
2. Locate and double-click the specific template you're using to open the Basic Customization window.
3. Choose Layout Designer at the bottom, then manually drag the sides of the fields.
4. Select OK, then OK again.

 

I also added some sample screenshots for your guide.

 

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That should do the trick. You can also check out this article for future reference: Use and customize form templates.

 

Please let me know how it goes or if you have any additional questions. I'm a comment away if you need further help. Hope you have a good rest of the week!

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Re: Modified Sales Order. Printed SO looks great. On-screen SO has cramped and small data fields.

You missed the question.

 

On the screen that a user sees when he/she is entering the Sales Order, how do I make the fields larger on the screen that the user sees?

 

Not on the PRINTED Sales Order, not when I'm looking at the Print Preview of SO in the layout designer, but on the screen that a user sees.

 

I pasted a picture of what I said. I have attached it to this post.

 

How do I make these fields wider on the screen not on the printed Sales Order? They are all crammed together and all approximately the same width.

 

Please do not send me directions on how to make the fields wider on the printed Sales Order. I want to know how to make them wider and separate them on the screen.

 

 

QuickBooks Team

Re: Modified Sales Order. Printed SO looks great. On-screen SO has cramped and small data fields.

Hello there, DUCKS495.

 

I appreciate you providing a detailed information and clarifying your concern. Allow me share some insight about this.

 

The data field of the Sales Order in QuickBooks Desktop is designed to have a limited space and there isn't a way we can widen those fields.

 

However, being able to modify the spacing of the Sales Order data fields is a great enhancement we could add in the future. We take this as an opportunity for us to improve our product features.

 

Once we receive any updates about this, I'll make sure to post the details here in the Community. In the meantime, here's a place where you can check for the newly updated features in QuickBooks Desktop:

  1. Go to Help.
  2. Click New Features.
  3. Choose either New Feature Tour or What's New.

I'm always around if you have any other concerns. Just make sure to leave a comment below and I'll get back to you.