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Reports Not Spacing Right QB Desktop

Quickbooks Desktop 2021 - Previously when I ran a report, it showed the full field for each column.  I could reduce those fields by changing the column margins if I needed to.  Now, the columns are "squashed", not showing the full fields, even when there is room.  So each time I have to go in manually and enlarge those columns before printing so the complete field shows.  I experimented with my "fit to page" options but changing those did not change anything.  This seems small but takes extra time every single time.  Help?  Attaching a pic of how the reports are formatting.

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Reports Not Spacing Right QB Desktop

Hello there, @Sunburst.


Thanks for providing detailed information about your concern.


I've replicated your issue on my sample file, and I can see that there's no option to show the fields in full. Thus, you'll need to adjust each column. Since it previously showed on your end, I suggest sending a screenshot to ensure we're on the same page. 


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Please know that you're always welcome to post here anytime you need help. I'm more than happy to work with you. Have a great day and more success in your business!

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Reports Not Spacing Right QB Desktop

Attaching a screenshot.  This is a report I have customized.  But previously it would only squash the columns if there were too many columns to fit on a page.  As you can see, this would easily fit.Screenshot 2022-02-23 124247.png

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Reports Not Spacing Right QB Desktop

Hello there, @Sunburst. Thank you for the screenshot this gives us a better view of your concern. 


Currently, fitting the column line to the least text within its column is unavailable. I'd suggest exporting it to an Excel file before printing it. This way, you can modify the columns' margins more.


Here's how to export the report:


  1. Open the report you want to modify.
  2. Select the Excel button at the header of the report page.
  3. Click Create New Worksheet. There are other options that you can choose from if you want to export only the CSV file or with a new excel worksheet on the new window.
  4. Select Export.


I'd also recommend sending feedback to our developer about this option as it would help users like you to make column modification easier. Here's how to send feedback in the QuickBooks Desktop app:


  1. Go to the Help menu and select Send Feedback Online.
  2. Choose Product Suggestion.
  3. Fill in the details needed and click Send Feedback.


Moreover, I've got an article for you about scheduled reports that can be handy in the future: Set up and modify Scheduled Reports.


I’ll be here if you have any additional questions about customizing your reports, or anything else. Just drop a comment below. Take care and enjoy your day!

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