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  1. Changing theme in access 365 proplus

    It seems not possible to change the theme to black in Access 365 ProPlus. I have installed on another computer Access 365 Home and I can change it there. Further, all other ProPlus applications can be changed to Black. I have set the "UI" in registry editor to 4 which enables the colour options to increase to 4 - Colorful, Dark, Black, and White. only colorful and white are available in Access ProPlus, access home there are all 4 colours available

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  2. Introduce an option to get VBA code from the wizards instead of a macro.

    I hate when the wizards creates a macro instead of VBA code. Very often (95% of the time) I need to exchange the macro to code. Years ago the wizards created VBA code which was wonderful. Is it possible for you to consider to make it possible to choose if you want macro or VBA code?

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  3. Access Unlicensed Product

    I Have Original Office 365 Software, Excel and Word Smoothly running but Access is Show The "Access(Unlicensed Product)" I Re-Registered Many More Time But Is Not Taken any Licensed Paths Like Mail ID and Product Keys

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  4. Access file recovery software

    If Access database files get corrupted then you can not restore the MDB or ACCDB Access files from the database.

    Then firstly you have to repair the database. So I am suggesting you the best Access recovery tool for restoration of Access files.

    The software very smartly repairs the database and helps the user to restore the lost Access files back to his/her system.

    The tool supports files created by every version of MS Access and is compatible with every version of Windows OS.

    For more information: https://github.com/happycool007/access-database-repair-tool-freeware

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  5. Update Dark Gray & Black Office Themes to make reading text & viewing objects clearer

    I am seeing light grey text on white which makes text unreadable. Also white text on white lines making text difficult to read. Join line is pixelated, and theme does not appear to be consistent throughout. See https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Access/Microsoft-Office-2019-Now-Available-Comparing-2019-2016-365-New/m-p/780689 for screenshot of query design view with suggestions.

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  6. BugFix: Attachment Control

    This is an issue that is driving me nuts. I have a small database with 2 forms and a report.

    Setup
    Create a table with a few text fields and an attachment field. (Table1)
    Create a form bound to Table1 (Form1)
    Create an unbound form with a command button (Form2)
    Create an unbound report with a chart (bound to table1 data or query) (Report1)

    Create a command button on form1 to open form2
    Form2 command button to open report1

    Issue Duplication:
    Open Form1 – Add data and add an attachment. Click button to open form2
    Open Form2 – Click button…

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  7. Modern Charts currency format bug

    When using the currency format in modern charts, numbers below 0 are not properly formatted. The value is preceded with an e.

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  8. Return the ability to add gridlines to modern charts.

    Given the number of people and organizations that use Access either standalone or as a frontend to an SQL Server database, I do not understand why MS would limit modern charts at such a basic level. I actually feel that you should spend some time and resources in improving modern charts.

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  9. Option to use English in all menus (like the properties list) when developing instead of local version language

    It would also be nice, when developing applications, to be able to use "English" in all the menues like the properties even if I have a Swedish version of Access 365. Sometimes the translation to my language is not that good. Some properties or events have the same name in Swedish but different in English. When opening the code window it is possible to understand which alternative it is but it is still a little annoying.

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  10. Database Compare Tool for Access

    We have a O365 Business Premium subscription and just found that this tool is not included in our package. Multiple versions of a database are a natural consequence of developing Access apps. In my opinion, this tool should be included in any package that includes Access. Thanks

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  11. 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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  12. Access MDB File Viewer

    Access files sometimes become inaccessible due to corruption or virus attack.

    At that moment opening and viewing the data inside the MDB file is hard to achieve.

    For such reasons the Access users start using other application, Don't do that because,

    I came to know about a tool which can open, read and read the deleted or corrupted MDB files with ease.

    easily view the MDB files and access your data with ease.

    get full information here: https://github.com/happycool007/MDB-file-viewer-online

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  13. 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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  14. Please make video tutorial of your template

    Dear Sir,
    How to make Northwind Database? Please make the video tutorial of your northwind template step by step. If you make video, we can learn properly to make access database. because Northwind database is the wonderful database to learn access completely.

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  15. Enable option to suppress warnings about another user being changing the same dataset.

    When multiple users are working simultaneously on the same Access database, Access is constantly warning that another user has changed the dataset in meantime. In multiuser environment this is often annoying and unnecessary. Access should enable option to switch-off these warnings.

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  16. Upgrade the shapes of the buttons (make them thinner)

    Can you please make the buttons shapes thinner and remove the colours so that it looks more likke the newer version?

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  17. Template Literals

    Please can you implement template literals into VBA? When writing queries in VBA it would be so much easier and cleaner to write:
    "UPDATE … WHERE ID = ${ [IDField] }"

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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