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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 2 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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…

    24 votes
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  6. 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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  7. VB Code References Dialog Box should be sizable

    If we open any VBA module (either a module or the one in code-behind-forms), one of the choices we have is pointing the Jet or Ace engine to the correct Reference Library. This dialog box is very small and should be bigger by default. Ideally it should be sizable and Access should remember the size where we left it. That would be NICE!

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  8. Provide an easy way to share Rich text between Access and other Office Applications

    Access 2007 added the Rich Text control so we can store rich formatted text in Access. What it forgot to add was an easy way to share that formatted text in Excel or Word. Please add a means to share the rich text data in at least other Office apps and a easy way to strip the formmatting when exporting to formats like .csv.

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  9. Improve the statistical capability of MS Access

    Take on IBM SPSS Modeler. For example, work with the developers of R Statistical Computing to provide regression, clustering and neural network functions. At the very least extend the Domain Aggregate functionality to include a percentile capability.

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  10. I am trying to import data from .csv and missing the ability to import a field formatted as a simple date.

    I was looking for Microsoft Access assistance for an issue I'm having with importing date data from a .csv file. I'd like to import as Date, Short Date. The only option I'm seeing is Date with Time, which does not work when importing my date data. Using the date with time option actually deletes all of the dates that I'm trying to import. If I select text, I need to go in and change all date fields after each import to be date, short date formatted. Help please! Am I missing something? Can this be fixed, or will I need…

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  11. Fix inlined member calls, on user objects on 64-bit VBA

    In 64-bit VBA hosts, inlined member calls on user objects don't work like on 32-bit VBA hosts.

    Given a UserClass with a getter/setter and a Class_Terminate handler (even it is empty).
    And in a TestModule a factory procedure returning an instance of this class and also setting the setter.

    When I now use this procedure and inline check the value of the getter like in the following sample, it results in a different behaviour compared to 32-bit VBA:

    If CreateUserClass(True).TheValue Then

    Please take a look in the attached text file for a complete sample:

    UserClass.cls:

    Private mValue As Boolean

    Private…

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  12. SDF link

    i suggest that you add the ability to link an .SDF file in MS Access

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  13. In Access documentation, include the Access version(s) in which the feature is available

    In the Access documentation, please include the version in which each feature was introduced. That will make it possible to design in one version of Access and know that the database will run on an earlier version. Right now, the only way I know to do this is to test the database on an earlier version and find the components which aren't available by trial-and-error.

    (Note: that I've posted a similar suggestion in officespdev.uservoice.com for the Access VBA reference.)

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  14. Allow office to be installed on secondary hard drive.

    Old versions of office allowed users to install on any hard drive they wanted. The current office 2016 consumes up valuable hard drive space for the Operating System. Allow the user to decide where they want it installed. To make it easy have a express or custom option for installation. I have seen many companies use this option it allows easy installation for those who are less tech savvy and those who have experience to customize their installation. I use Visual Studio 2017 and it allows an installation option. THIS IS A MUST most people have small hard drives for…

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  15. Todo section of calendar - client should be on left and subject on right

    On the Todo's section of the calendar, the Subject should be on the right side and the Client should be on the left side. You have it reverse. Interestingly odd that when the report prints it is client on left and subject on right. Can't you make the todo section of the calendar the same.

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  16. 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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  17. Provide user option color for the cursor arrow. Hard to follow as it skitters across screen.

    Provide user option color for the cursor arrow. Hard to follow as it skitters across screen.

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  18. 1 vote
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  19. Find a way to prevent "phantom breakpoints" in the VBA IDE, this has been an issue for 20 years

    We all know about these; an end user runs your Access application, and it freezes up and suddenly displays the VBA code window to the user with a line highlighted in yellow. The user is confused and concerned, and thinks it's a bug in the program. A quick random edit and recompile usually fixes this, but how about fixing the problem that these breakpoints really do get cleared when you click to Clear All Breakpoints? In some business environments you can't only deploy MDE or ACCDE files.

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  20. 3 votes
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