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  1. Allow setting background color for Access desktop, and to change colors for form and report borders

    I would like to use the grey background color of Access 2003 and also its blue border color for forms and reports. But now the background color of Access 2016 is white and the border color for forms and reports is white. In Access 2010 you were able to reproduce the 2003 look by setting some options, but that has been removed in Access 2016. Please advise if this capability exists, or please add it.

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  2. Idea on Access

    save access on the cloud. Just like you can save any other office document on the cloud, the reason behind 365 to begin with. I don't understand why most of the platforms in office moved to the cloud except access. I mean, I have not had the time to test every single application in Office, but from OneNote, to word, to excel, and others, it is possible to save them on the cloud, and being able to access them at a later time, on other computers without having to carry the whole thing with you.

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  3. I think that on the new cross battle. They should have each team have a lottery number in bucket, then pull numbers and same like number aga

    For the cross battle figure out a way to make it like a lottery, where no one knows who they battle till on stage. Not even the coaches know.

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  4. please fix the jump occurring when scrolling in the navigation pane of Access 2016

    When scrolling in the navigation pane of Access 2016 on a Windows 10 box, the list always 'jumps" back up to a higher place than I have scrolled to. Though I have applied a few changes to my mouse and set screen enlargement to 100% (which is not realistic for me as the font is too small), the screen still jumps. I never had an issue in previous versions of Access. From researching a fix, It appears to be a long standing and unaddressed issue. It's a migraine trigger when the screen jumps and I'm trying to find something in…

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  5. hijri shamsi or jalali calendar

    I am willing to have hijri shamsi calendar in ms access. Now, there is only greg calendar and hijri calendar. hijri calendar is for arabic

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  6. dimensione massima di un file di ACCESS

    aumentare la dimensione massima di un file di ACCESS, attualmente limitata a 2GB

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  7. Analyze Performance in Access 2019 is messed up visually

    Analyze Performance windows is not messed up visually, but it works fine. It just need to be formatted properly.
    Thank you.

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  8. Build an integration for Zapier

    https://zapier.com/apps/microsoft-access/integrations

    The above link has the option for a developer from the Access team to log in to the Developer Platform on Zapier to build an integration. Access is a vital part of running the backend of our law firm but we use a different platform for our frontend. It would be much quicker and more efficient if we were able to sync data from our frontend to our backend.

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  9. Change the coordinate system for the Relationships diagrams to allow an (almost) unlimited canvas size

    I'd like to suggest changing the coordinate system for the Relationships diagram, so that tables are plotted onto the canvas in relation to the centre of the canvas. The centre would be coordinate 0,0pixels, marked with a small cross-hair. An item placed at 122,344pixels would be in the upper-right of the canvas, whereas an item placed at -455,-677pixels would be in the bottom-left.

    This would allow the Relationships canvas to have an (almost) unlimited size, on top of which, a better zoom, scroll and print system could be built.

    For backward compatibility with earlier versions of Access, existing Relationship diagrams…

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  10. Add nore functionality to the tabluar arrangement in forms and reports.

    In forms and reports, the tabular arrangement of controls and their labels is very limited. In reports, it is not possible to have the headers placed in group headers on the report. Cutting and pasting the labels into other than page headers removes the ability to coordinate the size of the label and the control.
    Please add the ability to select the location of the labels and controls when creating a tabular arrangement

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  11. Add an Option to change the default in Find & Replace dialog box

    When you use Ctrl F to get the Find & Replace dialog Box there is an Ootion called Match.
    Match has three values
    Whole Field (the default)
    Any Part
    Start
    I find I hardly ever use the default, but always want to use "Any Part"
    It would be great if there were an Access Option to set the field to the default that I want. This would save me lots of time.

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  12. On the SPOTLIGHT IMAGES, move the text from the middle to the side after I say "I like it" so I can view the picture without a distrac.

    I love the "Spotlight Images. Move the text from the middle of the picture to the side after I say "I like it" so I can view the picture without a distraction. I use the pictures for meditation

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Add a Development Tab/Ribbon to the UI

    This exists in the other key Office apps. Why not in Access? Of course, we can create one manually. But why not out-of-the-box?

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  17. Make an access calendar that can hold all you contacts and their picture, and be able to print a calendar with birthdays and the picture

    Make an access calendar that can hold all your contacts and their picture, and be able to print a calendar with birthdays and the picture

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  18. Shamsi Calendar

    Why Microsoft Attached Hijri Calender To Access Application But Forget To Make A Jalali Calendar ... Hijri Is For Arabic People Not For Persian ... I Think Microsoft Can Provide It Or Get Function From Iranian People For DateDiff Or DateAdd

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  19. Please stop Access 2013 from automatically changing the Modified Date on Access files if no changes are made to a file

    I have Office Professional 2013.

    I have it installed on an Asus Laptop running Windows 8.1.

    Also OP 2010 on Windows 7.

    I open 99% of my files through "File Explorer" as I have several thousand (files) sorted into numerous sub-folders.

    Whenever I open an Access file to check some details and then close it WITHOUT MAKING CHANGES "File Explorer" shows that Access has automatically changed the "Date Modified" to the most recent date and time that I open and then close the file.

    This is despite the fact that the last time I may have made a change whether…

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  20. bring it into conformance with high DPI design standards

    Need to clean up all the UI to scale properly on high DPI displays. E.g., Navigation pane vertical object spacing, low res navigation pane object and navigation (expand/contract) icons, and "Save changes to the following objects" dialog box.

    (Hate to spend precious votes on what is basically a set of defects, but there it is.)

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