Access (Desktop Application)

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  1. Support PDF output with password encryption like Word

    We should be able to generate reports as PDFs with a password. MS Word has an encryption option when saving a Word Doc to PDF.

    For security reasons, more and more organizations want to have encrypted data at rest and in emails. ACCDBs support encryption, so it'd be helpful if it's PDF outputs could too.

    It should be available from the user interface and as an option programmatically (DoCmd.OutputTo acFormatPDF).

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    • Make Reports Into There Own File Format Like .RPT

      Microsoft Access is pretty nice when it comes to reporting. The biggest drawback with reporting in a production environment is that it is bound to the application... i.e. many times customers want a small change on reports and you have to distribute a whole new version just to make a minor change that may have only taken 5 minutes! You should give Access report the ability to be exportable into a file format like SSRS or Crystal... this way we can edit and replace reports without having to re version the full applicaton.

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      • Export Report to Word as Good As PDF.

        It's an Office Product! should a PDF export look better than your own product? I do not even know why Reports have the ability to export to word because they look horrible! I think it would be better if you just took away that feature all together if your not going to fix it... because really who exports to Word when it looks like that?

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        • Interactive Reports

          Many of my Clients ask for interactive reports for example the ability to change a Manager name by means of a Combo box, but still have the facility to print in a nicely formatted way. It is more intuitive than having to enter criteria in a form which the user then has to click on to see the corresponding report.

          This feature will also make reports easier to use for the semi-skilled Access User and provide a much more powerful Reporting System..

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          • When previewing a report enable touch screen scrolling…similar to scrolling through a PDF on a touch screen.

            When previewing a report enable touch screen scrolling…similar to scrolling through a PDF on a touch screen.

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            • Put a button on all Reports to allow them to be closed

              The button should be at the top and not be visible on the printed report.

              Users are perplexed when there is no obvious way to close a Report in Print Preview. The Ribbon may not be visible and users may not realise they can Right Click to show the Context Menu.

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              • Fix a new issue in 2016 ... email a report... file attachment no longer works.

                when using the email command with an open report, the outlook new email dialog box opens but the file is no longer attached. this appears to have been lost with the most recent update of the office 365 in mid December 2015.

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                • Report View: Hide empty subreport

                  In print preview and normal view, if a supreport is empty, it gets hidden. Please do the same for Report view.

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