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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 15 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 2 votes
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  12. 3 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Put more Access 2007 Background Colour in Access 2016

    We find that the background colour selection in Access 2016 are way too restrictive (blinding white). Access 2007 has a light blue background and is pleasing to the eye. Would it be possible to include in Access 2016 along with other colour options?

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  15. 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…

    25 votes
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  16. Buy out EverythingAccess.com's vbWatchdog add-in and incorporate it into VBA

    Error-handling: Buy out EverythingAccess.com's vbWatchdog add-in and incorporate it into VBA. It makes error-handling so much easier and much like that in .NET.

    17 votes
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  17. 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.)

    65 votes
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  18. 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!

    24 votes
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  19. 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.

    33 votes
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  20. Support strong-typed nullable data types.

    In VBA, we can only store nulls in a Variant data type. But I hate this because this lacks information whether this is a string, a number or date. In SQL, those data types are all nullable but we have to constantly do Nz(), IsNull(), to avoid the nefarious error "Invalid use of Null".

    Please make it possible for us to specify a nullable data type so that we also know this can be only either a null or a number (and thus prevent invalid entries of string in addition to writing self-documenting code).

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