moderated Re: Google Sheets - how to adjust column width?


On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 10:56 AM, Tanguy LOHEAC wrote:
I've already read the first link and it is just talking about clicks. There are no keyboard steps.

To automatically resize column width in Google Sheets to fit text, follow these steps:

  1. Select the column(s) that you want to fit to the text inside them
  2. Right click at the top of a selected column, then click "Resize column…"
  3. Click "Fit to data, then click, "OK"
I'm sorry, but there is no excuse, none, for a screen reader user not to be able to translate "right click" in a sighted set of instructions to "bring up the context menu by the method of your choosing."

Click resize column.  Gain focus on resize column control and activate.

Click "fit to data."    Gain focus on the Fit to data menu option/radio button/checkbox/whatever control, and activate.

Click OK button.  Activate OK button.


If you cannot do the direct translation from typical point and click to its exact keyboard equivalent then it's time to learn.  It was long ago time to learn.

There is nothing in those three steps that any screen reader user should not immediately understand and be able to do.  It's not rocket science.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

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