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Too much vertical white space in Matrix reports

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I'm sorry to harp on this theme, as I've made a few comments recently regarding excess white space in custom forms in the New Experience, however the issue is also there in the new reports interface. Specifically, in a matrix report, each row of the table is padded out with 2 extra rows of white space (one above and one below each line of text)....this causes users to have to scroll unnecessarily to see the rest of the data. In classic, each row is padded by what looks like less than half a row of blank space, meaning it is much more condensed and easier to read. I know it's not just me who is concerned by this theme of unnecessary white space, but I don't feel that it has been responded to by Workfront. There's definitely some nice new things in the New Experience (task preview etc is awesome!) but the extra white space really feels like style over substance and that it's a concept from people who don't (and won't) really use the product. Regards, David David Cornwell
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@Josh Boston and @David Cornwell - Chiming in on this thread with David...I pulled a 2x2 matrix report in Classic WF and in WFNE to see how it looks in the UI. I n Classic WF, my Primary Grouping shows 23 rows; I'm able to see the contents of the matrix report in one screen. By contrast WFNE only shows 10 rows in the UI, I have to scroll to see the rest. Josh, I know you mentioned on another thread that development will be squeezing out the extra white space that are on the Gantt in the New Experience. Will they be doing the same in reporting? Admin Kelly-Wehrmann SSFCU

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Hi @David Cornwell and @Admin Kelly-Wehrmann , Thank you so much for your feedback! At the moment we do not have plans to change the matrix report , but I would love to do some more research with you as we look to make improvements to reporting in the near future. I will reach out to you both directly to get something scheduled. Thanks, Matt Matt Thomas Product Manager - Reporting Workfront

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Hi Matt, Given there are no plans to change it, can I ask why the white space was added? Was this based on customer demand, or because a designer thought it looked cleaner? Obviously white space makes things look cleaner at a glance, but it's very bad from a functional perspective because you lose the context of being able to see data together without scrolling. We pay to use Workfront so we can see data rather than to see white space, if you get my drift? Regards, Regards, David Cornwell Application & Business Intelligence Specialist E : david.cornwell@pentanasolutions.com "https://plus.google.com/b/102545672428646020884/"> "https://au.linkedin.com/company/pentana-solutions"> "https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9undLWe6RcLflxHW-rAFWA"> "www.pentanasolutions.com"> "https://twitter.com/pentanasolution"> 549 Blackburn Road Mount Waverley Victoria 3149 Australia P : +61 3 9535 2222 F : +61 3 9535 2274 W : "http://www.pentanasolutions.com">www.pentanasolutions.com Pentana Solutions accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.

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Thanks, @Matt Thomas .... I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you! 🙂 Admin Kelly-Wehrmann SSFCU

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I concur David: less is more. Perhaps the additional whitespace was a well intended (but misinterpreted) response to an Executive directive for Increased Margins... Regards, Doug Doug Den Hoed - AtAppStore

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I love seeing the passion around Workfront and changes we are making! Most of the look and feel changes are coming in large part due to the New Workfront Experience. That being said we are always looking to refine the product and make it better across all of our customers. To that end it would be great to connect with you individually and hear about your use cases a bit more and get your feedback on the future of reporting. Thanks, Matt Matt Thomas Product Manager - Reporting Workfront

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I'm curious about the statement " Most of the look and feel changes are coming in large part due to the New Workfront Experience". Does this mean that the extra white space and padding out of data in various areas across the product is something that is being enforced as a 'New Experience' design concept regardless of functionality/usability considerations? Looking forward to catching up for the one-on-one session. Regards, David David Cornwell