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24 Nov, 2020 11:16 PM

On the home page I can adjust the width of the accounts shown on far left, can I adjust the width of the columns for the right side?

The only solution appears to put everything into 1 column ... under the Preferences/Summary Page setting.
Surely I can adjust to allow both left and right columns!?

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 25 Nov, 2020 08:47 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Jack

    As you have found on the summary page you can move the divide between the side bar, list on the left and the rest of the summary page. If you set up two columns under preferences – summary page there is no way to adjust the width of these columns one to the other.

    Hope this helps

  2. 2 Posted by Jack on 25 Nov, 2020 11:58 PM

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    Fine for 1920 wide monitors, not 1366 laptops

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 26 Nov, 2020 12:21 AM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    It does not seem to be a problem on my 1366 laptop when using the default font size.

  4. 4 Posted by Jamie on 08 Dec, 2020 07:08 PM

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    I believe there is a minor resizing bug that I just recently noticed. On my laptop it needed several tweaks, and I finally isolated it to something that I rarely keep on my Summary screen, but was added when I got the new laptop and I did a fresh install. It was the quotes section, which seemed "wide" and was preventing proper resizing.

  5. 5 Posted by dwg on 08 Dec, 2020 08:05 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    I have seen some summary page widgets widen particular columns at times.

  6. 6 Posted by Jamie on 18 Dec, 2020 04:08 PM

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    I also noticed that Reminders that are long winded (mine was "Davidson County Property Assessor - Property Tax") was not truncated. I changed it to "Annual Property Tax" and now it behaves better. Unnecessary wordiness is not appreciated!

  7. 7 Posted by ejm085 on 04 Jan, 2021 04:37 PM

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    Been having this issue for a while, where the rightmost Reminder column was off the screen and had to scroll across to find the $ amounts for the Reminders. I think I may have just solved it, for me at least, under Preferences, Summary Page, I removed the Budget Bar and Expenses graph (can't recall which of the two was a very long colored bar showing expenses by category for month). By removing that long wide bar, it then resized the rightmost column to much smaller and everything shows nicely on my screen now,

  8. 8 Posted by Jack on 04 Jan, 2021 08:41 PM

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    thanks for all suggestions.

    None of these have helped me.

    I have had to return to single column. :(

  9. 9 Posted by Jamie on 05 Jan, 2021 12:38 PM

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    Jack, post a screenshot and blackout any info that you don't want us to see? Maybe we can help? Jamie

  10. 10 Posted by Jack on 11 Jan, 2021 12:32 AM

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    see pic

  11. 11 Posted by derekkent23 on 11 Jan, 2021 08:18 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Jack

    If you are not already running a build that allows you to change the font type install the latest 2021 preview build from https://infinitekind.com/preview

    Note: if you are not already running 2021 it will only be a free upgrade to users who purchased a 2019/2020 key not to users who purchased a 2017 or earlier key. An upgrade for these uses is at a 50% discount.

    Click FILE (MONEYDANCE on Mac) – PREFERENCES – APPEARANCE tab and set FONT and NUMERIC FONT to ARIAL NARROW using the Dropdowns.

    The narrower font may help.

    Hope this helps

  12. 12 Posted by Jamie on 13 Jan, 2021 11:46 AM

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    Font could help as derekkent23 suggests. I also think there's a lot of sub-indents on column 1 in the Bank section (can't exactly tell) but this is where my error was coming from. The more words you have in things like security names and account names, the wider it gets.

    Also in your sidebar, you have it set pretty wide - if you narrow that it will make more room for the 2 columns.

    The key for me was to shorten naming conventions. I used to have things like
    Wells Fargo Self-employment IRA, and
    TD Ameritrade Self-employment IRA

    Now they are WF SEP and TD SEP so my sidebar is narrower. Also, changing long names in securities (mutual funds are notorious for 5 letter tickers and long names) can help too. I went back to some abbreviations for them.

    The more digits you have in the currency column also takes precedent. If you dynamically adjust the Sidebar, you'll see the "words" are changed to ellipses, but the numbers stay. So you can see where you can trim words to get a cleaner presentation.

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