4D Write Pro and tables- Easily resize columns

4D v16 R4 made your dreams come true with the delivery of a huge feature: tables. Real tables where text automatically wraps to fit the column size and don’t “break” when your data changes! Since then, you’ve been able to create tables with as many rows and columns as desired. Plus, you can define the style of the table, each row, column, or cell, including the width of the columns. Most of these operations were achieved by programming, but what if we told you that with 4D v18, the width of columns can be resized by end users?

An out-of-the box feature

As long as the 4D Write Pro document is enterable, table columns are resizable … without using a single line of code! Simply hover over the column separators and the cursor will turn into a double arrow showing that the column width can be resized. When clicking and dragging these separators, both left and right columns will be resized. Even better: if the shift key is pressed while dragging, only the left columns will be resized and all right columns will be shifted. What’s better than a video to see this new feature in action?

Roland Lannuzel
• Product Owner & 4D Expert •After studying electronics, Roland went into industrial IT as a developer and consultant, building solutions for customers with a variety of databases and technologies. In the late 80’s he fell in love with 4D and has used it in writing business applications that include accounting, billing and email systems.Eventually joining the company in 1997, Roland’s valuable contributions include designing specifications, testing tools, demos as well as training and speaking to the 4D community at many conferences. He continues to actively shape the future of 4D by defining new features and database development tools.