When you create a pivot table in Excel 2007, the pivot table field headers get inserted automatically. The headers make the job of slicing the data easier but they also have an unintended side effect – they make the first column to become much wider than the rest.
One way out is to adjust the width of the first column to make it match the other columns and then disable the ‘autofit’ feature using the pivot table options. There’s another option that you can use – simply hide them.
The pivot table appears far neater than it did earlier and as you can see, all the columns are now equally spaced out automatically. If you need to sort or hide values, you can turn them right back on.