Setting Field Display Options

Details options enable you to specify maximum display sizes for Text and selection fields. You can also specify that e-mail messages sent from items are attached to those items as notes.

To set Details options:

  1. From the Options menu, select Settings or click the Settings icon on the toolbar.
  2. Select the Display tab.
  3. In the Max Text Field Size setting, specify the maximum size for fixed-length Text fields to display in a single column on forms. This option enables you to display fixed-length Text fields in one or two columns. For example, if you specify 10, Text fields that have a fixed length of 10 unicode characters or less appear in two columns and Text fields with a fixed length of more than 10 unicode characters appear in a single row. The default setting is 0, which displays all fixed-length Text fields in a single row.
  4. In the Selection Field Size (in pixels) setting, specify a standard size in pixels for all selection field values on all forms. The default size is 0, which automatically sizes each selection field to the size of its largest value. You can select up to 500 pixels, but 160 pixels may be an optimal size. For best results, specify a selection field size and test selection field value display.
  5. Select the Insert E-mail as Note check box to attach e-mail messages that are sent from items as notes to those items.
  6. Click OK.