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  1. Release an Office 2019 Access Runtime

    The Access Team previously stated that "Access is included in all Office 365 plans and Access 2016 Runtime click-to-run is also available for customers".
    This leaves a gap for anyone that has installed a lower version of Office 2019 that does not include Access. The Access 2016 runtime will not install as it is MSI, the Office 365 access runtime will not install as it clashes with Office 2019, which it insists you uninstall.
    We are having to tell our customers to not install Office 2019.
    So please can we have a runtime that plays nicely with Office 2019

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      2 comments  ·  Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • When a query fails due to data type mismatch - tell us what field in the error message.

      When a query fails due to data type mismatch or some other field specific error - tell us what field in the error message.

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        0 comments  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a TreeGrid Control

        A TreeGrid control could be used in forms, or as just a Tree control. This should be a somewhat customizable look and feel.

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          0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make the 'Compact and Repair Database' function automatic on saves

          Access file sizes grow rapidly, even if there's no database in use. PC's are fast enough to do the Compact and Repair function with very little delay in saving files. At least make it an option in the Current Database settings.

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            2 comments  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add an option to disable the 'Show Table' dialog when creating a new query

            It would be useful to be able to suppress the automatic display of the modal 'Show Table' dialog every time a new query is created.

            Currently I instinctively hit 'Esc' when creating a new query, knowing that this dialog will be displayed.

            I prefer to add tables/queries to my query by dragging them from the navigation bar.

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              1 comment  ·  Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Would like to hear ideas from the Access Team via Surveys

              We the Access developers and users have mostly provided good ideas in this forum, some which you have implemented, or are planning to.

              Likewise, I would also like to hear about any ideas the Access Team may have via a posted survey so we can provide feedback. Please be more proactive in collaborating with us, we will provide valuable input.

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                1 comment  ·  Product Marketing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add UWP/Fluent Controls

                The currently available controls look ancient (Think Windows 3.1). Why not add new controls that allow developers to match the look and feel of Windows 10?

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                  0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Tab File

                  How To Visible File Tab To False In Access Like idMso="TabHome" Visible=False

                  Or Cannot Disable Or Remove By Commandbars Like CommandBars("Ribbon") Controls("File").Visible=False ?!!!!

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                  • Limits are reached - if I open one more form: Error 3048: Cannot open any more databases

                    I have 2 reports and 1 form open. Each of theses has complex data sources (with many joins, subqueries...). If I open an fourth report - I get the error message.

                    I think the limits are to low. Please upgrade them.

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                      1 comment  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • he was runing

                      we tell he no running and he runing

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                        1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Access 2016: Form border width is too narrow .

                        Sizeable MDI forms in Access 2016 have a single-pixel border that is very hard to grab with the mouse.

                        The form borders show as a single-pixel whether the form mode is "no border", "dialog", "sizable" or "thin".

                        One work-around is to make the form a popup form, but if you make every single form in the database popup, you lose the MDI functionality and the ability to have a genuine popup form. When everything is on top then effectively nothing is.

                        This creates a serious accessibility issue particularly when combined with the fact that MS Access forms and controls don't…

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                          0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 3 votes
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                          • SendObject - Select the sending mailbox

                            For mailing, to have as option the sending mailbox and the target folder to store the email

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                            • SendObject with html template

                              As Sendobject is the unique way to bypass warning security, when will MS fix the bug on docmd.sendobject with html template or provide a real exemple whom works with vba code.

                              Does't work under office 2010, 2013, Office 365

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                                0 comments  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • data import tab

                                in Access data file import, whether importing from a flat file or excel file, would be so helpful to be able to expand the window, and be able to tab between fields when importing.

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                                • In Pipeline template, make the Opportunty List column names the same word as the Customer List imported from Outlook; ie Customer =Company

                                  To use the template for Pipeline; it would be advantageous to import contacts from Outlook (which it does) and have the Customer name in the Open Opportunities List be the same Field Name as Company, and then have the Employee fill with First Name and Last Name from the customer list (cf Outlook).
                                  Possibly have the category sync from Outlook category also, but be able to override it.

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                                  • Improve organization of posted ideas

                                    I suggest you add the following new categories and reorganise posted ideas: "Errors", "VBA/VBE", "Import/Export", "Performance", and "Security".

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                                    • Additional status for tracking Access User Voice ideas

                                      We currently have: "Need more info", "Planned", "Done!" and "No Current Plan". I propose we add: "Started", "Cancelled", "Accepting Votes" and "Already Supported" so we can better track our ideas.

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                                      • Improve the Basic Graphics Model

                                        Add levels of transparency, blur, shadows, and drop shadows. We can fake some of these today, but it takes a lot of resources and time. These are all things needed to make apps look modern in Windows 10.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve the Event Model

                                          We have to develop obscure workarounds for simple Events like MouseOver, et al. At least duplicate what is most common in other languages, like JS.

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