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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Bug Report -- Multiple Access Crashes

    Since 8/1/2018, MS Access has been crashing repeatedly on multiple machines in our office. We are on 64 bit Office 365 and Windows 10. It appears some bug must have been introduced during one of the automatic updates.

    This crash appears to occur with automation where I think a second instance of MS Access is calling an MS access program, but not totally sure:

    Faulting application name: MSACCESS.EXE, version: 16.0.10325.20118, time stamp: 0x5b64d927
    Faulting module name: OLEAUT32.dll, version: 10.0.17134.48, time stamp: 0xebd737a3
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x000000000008a283
    Faulting process id: 0x32a0
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d43fb636a345d3
    Faulting application path:…

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  7. dimensione massima di un file di ACCESS

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Document the LoadFromText and SaveAsText methods

    There are two undocumented methods, SaveAsText and LoadFromText, which were originally used for the old SCC integration. Since Access 2013, the source code integration has been removed and we now rely on third party tools (e.g. OASIS-SVN or Ivercy being example). It is my understanding those still rely on the undocumented methods. This request is to ask that Access team document those methods and thus make it supported so that those tools can continue to count on it being available and provide a solution for source code without taking any resources from Microsoft.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 2 votes
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  20. 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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