A lot of people ask me why is the sheet so small in OpenERP. Isn’t there a way to make it wider?

Yes there is. It requires a small change to the base.css file. You can find it in you web server part of openerp. If you used my launchpad install it’s located at /opt/openerp/web/addons/web/static/src/css

So you can type:

sudo vi /opt/openerp/web/addons/web/static/src/css/base.css

and search for the part:

.openerp .oe_form_sheet_width {
min-width: 650px;
max-width: 860px;
margin: 0 auto;

In VI you could type something like /form_sheet_width to find it.

Change the max-width to the number of pixels you want to have.

If you have a big screen youre working on you would like to have something like 1260px

.openerp .oe_form_sheet_width {
min-width: 650px;
max-width: 1260px;
margin: 0 auto;

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UPDATE: A better solution would be to use percentage.

.openerp .oe_form_sheet_width {
min-width: 50%;
max-width: 80%;
margin: 0 auto;

Save the file (:wq) and reload the web page