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Idea: Sheet/Report Descriptions

Leigh Choate
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2015 Posts

It would be helpful to be able to include a description of the sheet/report as it's set up. It could appear when the sheet name was hovered over, or appear in the far right column in the list of sheets/reports you see when you look at a folder. 


Even if it were just 100 characters, this would be very helpful to further describe what a sheet is before someone has to open it. 




  • Stephanie Taylor
    Stephanie Taylor ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    One work around for this is to set up a smartsheet with the name of the smartsheet in one column and create a hyper link with the name of the sheet.  To create the hyper link you need to right click on the cell that contains the name of your sheet and select Hyperlink, the select "Link to other Smartsheet" and choose your sheet and select "OK".  Then in a second column enter your description of the sheet.


    Hope that helps.

  • Michael R.
    Michael R. ✭✭
    edited 07/22/16

    I agree w Leigh. The titles are limited and descriptions are necessary to know at a glance what a sheet is. Beyond this idea, in making my templates, it has a Description field. I entered helpful descriptions but now, I am not seeing where this description actually appears. Do you know where? 

  • Kennedy Stomps

    Hi all-- this is a great suggestion, and one that I support as well. I've added your votes, as well as my own, for this to our enhancement request list.


    Michael-- You're completely right! I've never added a description to a template, so I did not realize that they do not actually appear in the UI. I'm going to bring this up to our Product team next week at our meeting to see if we can either integrate this into the application or remove it for the time being to reduce this confusion. I suspect that this is "leftover" from a time during which we allowed users to submit templates to a public gallery.

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 12/06/18

    Hi All,

    Great news!

    Here's a possible workaround.

    You can now add Column Descriptions, and maybe the information could be collected in a specific column.

    I hope this helps you!

    Have a fantastic day!


    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

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