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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. SDF link

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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  19. "Open Databases using Record-Level Locking" does not work reliably

    Often no lines are locked at all, sometimes multiple lines which are not being edited are locked. In addition data only automatically refreshes occasionally and does not properly sync when there are different edits on different instances.
    This was tested both opening the same file twice on one computer and opening the same file on a shared drive with different computers.

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  20. Cross platform

    If I can not play with playstion friend then I mit aswell bye a palystation to play with them Because this is going to decrease sails or stop them.

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