One or two column cheat sheet ?

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I'm trying to make a sheet with long text (sheet about audio equalization)

The problem is my text is wrapped in several lines because the column width is not long enough. I will just make two or three content blocks and i would like to have a two-column sheet in order to have larger columns.

Could you implement such a feature ?
Thanks
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fvillemin

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Dave Child, Official Rep

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I've been wondering for a little while about configurable columns - it's a possibility, but not without a few problems. Certainly it would be nice to offer two, three or four columns, though fewer or more I think would lead to some really weird rendering issues.

Also, sorry for the slow reply - I missed this when it was posted.
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I also have a problem with this creating an Erlang cheatsheet. The 3 column layout is appropriate for one word keywords but not for detailed syntax examples. Two or even in some cases one column layouts (preferably a mix of layouts for different parts) would be awesome.
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I would think this is a pretty significant feature that would be needed. Certain required data breaks format entirely.

Take for example my cheat sheets:

http://www.cheatography.com/preview/0...
http://www.cheatography.com/preview/3...

Both of these sheets display the same information, but neither really communicates in a convenient, functional manner.

I really like the basic idea of the site, but I think this hurts usability/broad adoption pretty badly .
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Very much agreed. I was excited to find Cheatography but disappointed that it wraps the values I put in the first column. I'd like to create a cheatsheet for WordPress action and filter hooks but some of them would wrap 5 lines long and that's just not usable.

I think instead of 3 column cheatsheets you need multiple sections where each section can be 1 column, 2 columns (50/50, 33/66, 25/75, 75/25, 66/33, and then 62/38 and 38/62 (golden ratio) or 3 columns (33/33/33, 40/40/20, 20/40/40, 40/20/40, and then 31/31/38, 38/31/31 and 31/38/31 (golden ratio).
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I've added an option to the cheat sheet builder to set the number of columns, from 1 to 4 (3 by default).

I'd love to do what you mentioned, Mike - I'd used something similar on the first cheat sheets I published on my personal site - but that's still in the works.