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How can I stop a refresh on Pivot Tables from ruining my manually configured columns widths? I'd like to be able to make the columns fixed. The columns will always be the same ones, but the data obviously changes and new data goes in to those columns.

Any pointers, guidance, or workarounds are much appreciated.


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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Right mouse click in the pivot table and select PivotTable Options. Then on the layout & Format tab, unclick "Autofit column widths on update".

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Ironically I found this hidden gem this morning. – RocketGoal Jun 11 '10 at 13:19
don't ask me why the default is to adjust them. I'm always unclicking it. – Knox Jun 11 '10 at 21:17

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