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  1. Replace VBA with VBA.net.

    Replace VBA with VBA.net. You exist because of your customer. Develop solutions to your customers' needs, not your agenda. CUSTOMERS' NEEDS = VBA.NET! I don't understand why your company does not grasp this necessity. Good grief!!

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      2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • multi core

      Multi Threading for MS Access. As we all know ms Access is a single threaded application. If you all remember the fun of seeing, "this program is not responding" during a particularly heavy query or task. Multi threading would add huge value to the speed efficiency and capabilities of this application. I realize it would make visual studio WPF not as much of a stand out but lets be honest Access needs to get some real loving (not silly things like a search bar).

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      • 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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        • Let Access automatically detect the Outlook Version installed on a User's PC and have that Outlook Versions Library automatically installed.

          If Access can automatically identify the current version of Outlook installed on the users PC and automatically have that Outlook Versions Library installed will save a lot of time and confusion for the Developer. The Developer will not have to physically intervein with the Library settings and he can distribute the Access application to a mixed environment that has mixed versions of Outlook.

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          • dimensione massima di un file di ACCESS

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

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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                      • Create a template for a username & password book

                        Create a template to record usernames, passwords etc. I use an address book, but it would be nice to have a pre-completed template on here

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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • bug - New 2018 Black and grey themes

                                Changing to the new black theme and then closing out of access completely - re open access and change theme to colorful and the navigation search bar remains black, changing to grey and back to colorful also does not change the search bar back to white.

                                The black theme is a nice idea and aligns itself with windows themes and visual studio however the implementation leaves a lot to be desired. Disabled ribbon button labels are too dark and don't have enough contrast to be visible. Open a query editor window and try to read the labels in the bottom…

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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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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