I think you may be like me , interested to fine tune the screen layout for a form of OpenERP , as Local Malaysia OpenERP service provide , when we are customizing our client’s requirements , we often met this screen layout issues , we are not quite sure of how it really work , the GTK components , let me try to learn from the forum and share it over here , hope you all can find it useful ,

refer to : http://www.openerp.com/forum/topic24602.html

For example

Every form view container (form itself, group, page) in OpenERP consists of 4 columns to start with.

col 1 col 2 col 3 col 4

Every takes 2 columns: label and  input field


label 1      Input  1      label 2       input 2 

So … With colspan, you can widen items.