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based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.

# ItemSize

 ItemSize is an option for Grid, Column, and related constructs that specifies the sizes to allow for items.
• Typical basic settings include:
 Automatic separately size items to fit within the total formatting width All make all items the same width and height Full allow every item its full width and height w give all items width w Scaled[s] give all items a fraction s of the total formatting width {w,h} make all items the specified width and height
• In Grid, w is measured in ems, and h in line heights. In GraphicsGrid, w and h are both measured in absolute printer's points.
• The settings for ItemSize can be given as follows to apply separately to different items:
 spec apply spec to all items {specx} apply at successive horizontal positions {specx,specy} apply at successive horizontal and vertical positions
• The can have the following forms:
 {s1,s2,...,sn} use through ; then use defaults {{c}} use c in all cases {{c1,c2}} alternate between and {{c1,c2,...}} cycle through all {s,{c}} use s, then repeatedly use c {s1,{c},sn} use , then repeatedly use c, but use at the end {s1,s2,...,{c1,c2,...},sm,...,sn} use the first sequence of at the beginning, then cyclically use the , then use the last sequence of at the end {s1,s2,...,{},sm,...,sn} use the first sequence of at the beginning and the last sequence at the end {i1->v1,i2->v2,...} specify what to use at positions {spec,rules} use rules to override specifications in spec
Make each item a fixed number of character widths wide:
Make each column a fraction of the document width:
ItemSize line-wraps textual elements at the page width:
Make each item a fixed number of character widths wide:
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Make each column a fraction of the document width:
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ItemSize line-wraps textual elements at the page width:
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Leave the same amount of space for all items:
Draw items big enough to fit all contents without line breaks:
Set a minimum height for all items:
Controls and graphics will by default expand to fit the available area:
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