column width and form in datasheet mode

experts, I am trying to increase the width of a column.  It is a form in datasheet.  I right click the column and change the width but it never saves that width.  I continually have to change it back to what I want when I open the form.

how do save?

thanks
pdvsaProject financeAsked:
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Try saving the form on the close event of the form:

Private Sub Form_Close()
    DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSave
End Sub
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
BTW,

Another option might be to increase the column *height*. (to see more of the text, wrapped)

The column Height values seems to stick after the form is closed...

JeffCoachman
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PatHartmanCommented:
This behavior exists in newer versions of Access.  Older versions retained your settings at design time and even saved settings from run time so if user resized columns or reordered them, form would remember the setting.  Not any more.

I can't guarantee success but some combination of the following may get the resizing to stick.  It randomly works for me but I haven't been able to identify the trigger.  If it doesn't work, your only option is to add code to resize the columns when the form opens (and don't forget to write a nasty graham to MS for breaking this behavior).

1. In design view,
   a. resize field
   b. move it
   c. open the tab dialog and auto sequence
   d. save form
2. In layout view
   a. resize field
   b. move it
   c. save form
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Dale FyeCommented:
I have found that if you open the datasheet form (by itself, not as a subform), change the width to what you want, then save the form before closing it, it will generally retain the width you assigned it.  However, for reliable use, and to allow users to size the fields the way they want, I would recommend you implement the technique mentioned in my article on Customizing datasheets to user needs.

This actually resorts to storing each users column width and positioning preferences in a table within your application.
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pdvsaProject financeAuthor Commented:
that worked.   thank you
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
so my code did not work for you?
...just curious
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