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Trouble setting column widths on subforms.

Posted on 2014-07-24
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I have a lot of trouble getting the column widths to remain as I set them in Access 2010.
I create a new form and use the wizard to create a subform based upon an existing query or table.
Then I open the form in form view and drag the columns to the width I want them in the subform.
Then I save the form and close it.
When I open the form again the columns in the subform go back to what they were before I adjusted them.  Why don't the columns remain at the width I set them to?
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Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 500 total points
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I assume that this is a datasheet.

Open the subform by itself (without the main form) and adjust the columns the way you want them.  Then save that form.  Then open the main form and the subform should have the column widths set the way you want them.  But your users may want them set differently.

You might also want to take a look at my article on customizing datasheets
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by:dsoderstrom
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I have tried changing the widths on the subform itself and saving it but when I open the main form the columns still revert back to what they were before I changed them.  
The frustrating thing is sometimes the column width settings are saved and sometimes they are not. When I can not get them to save I have reverted to setting the column width in Twips  in the On Open Event of the subform  (ex. Me.Customer_ID.ColumnWidth = 1260)
Your procedure for saving the column widths and restoring them looks interesting.  I will give it a try.
Thanks for the help
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Although the article was written with the concept of allowing users to customize their settings, you could create a default configuration, and load those values every time.
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