Sharepoint field width

I am using SharePoint Design for the first time trying to learn and am having problems with a custom form.
It seems like it is impossible to adjust field sizes.

This is an edit forma nd i broght in fields and moved them around into a more tabular form but they will not size down so the table is really wide and unuasable.

Simple input fields and date fields are way too wide.  I tried the style .ms-long{width:100px;}

but it changed every field???
Matt PinkstonEnterprise ArchitectAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

when i customize forms with sharepoint designer, i don't use the Insert > SharePoint Control > Custom List Form

I create a new page in the list, and use the data view, select the list needed, show the data, select the fields I want filled in and "Insert Selected Fields as New Item Form" to a table i manually built; that way i can edit freely.

I don't know if this is a best practice, but it hasn't failed me yet.
Matt PinkstonEnterprise ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I deleted the fields and added them as listform input fields and I can not change their size to save my live This editor seems very non-userfirendly
Matt PinkstonEnterprise ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Even tried this

<td style="width: 118px" class="stylex">
<SharePoint:FormField runat="server" id="ff31{$Pos}" controlmode="Edit" fieldname="Active_x0020_Deals_x0020_Name_x0" __designer:bind="{ddwrt:DataBind('u',concat('ff31',$Pos),'Value','ValueChanged','ID',ddwrt:EscapeDelims(string(@ID)),'@Active_x0020_Deals_x0020_Name_x0')}" />

.stylex {
    width: 75px;       


GRRRRR Help!!!!
Cloud Class® Course: Ruby Fundamentals

This course will introduce you to Ruby, as well as teach you about classes, methods, variables, data structures, loops, enumerable methods, and finishing touches.

You could try CSS or inline style.

For example: Document upload box id is ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl01_ctl02_InputFile

So you could update the inline style on the aspx page, or update the .css file for your site theme...

#ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl01_ctl02_InputFile {

width: 50px;

Open in new window


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Matt PinkstonEnterprise ArchitectAuthor Commented:
is there one per input item or will that affect all?
Matt PinkstonEnterprise ArchitectAuthor Commented:
his does not really work, I need to size down fields
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SharePoint

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.