Column Offset

The Column offset structure is somewhat similar to the preceding Cell Indent and Character Padding structures, except that it uses separate columns to show the outline level. This is the only TreeWiz function that operates on more than one row or column.

The Column Offset structure is better in many ways to the Cell Indent and Character padding in that:

  1. The level position is much clearer and obvious
  2. It doesn’t rely on modifying the actual value that is being outlined (as does the Character Padding method)

Here is a simple example of data using the Column Offset structure, before and after grouping by TreeWiz:

Column Offset – Simple Example before TreeWiz Grouping

Column Offset – Simple Example after TreeWiz Grouping