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  1. Fix this 64-bit VBA compiler bug (temporary objects in IF clauses)

    I found a serious bug in VBA 64-bit which basically stops our porting efforts and our customers migration to Office 64-bit. Steps to reproduce:

    In a 64-bit VBA host (Access, Excel) add these files:

    SomeClass.cls:

    ' (Class_Terminate is required to reproduce the bug)
    Private Sub Class_Terminate()
    End Sub
    

    Main.bas:

    Function ReturnFalse(o As Object) As Boolean
        ReturnFalse = False
    End Function
    
    Sub test()
        Debug.Print ReturnFalse(New SomeClass)
        If ReturnFalse(New SomeClass) Then
            Debug.Print True
        Else
            Debug.Print False
        End If    
    End Sub
    

    Running 'test' in the VBA IDE returns the following output in 64-bit Access:

    False
    True
    

    On a 32-Bit Access this yields:

    False
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  2. is there a way to connect the database with outlook emails to track last contact?

    I have a client data contacts database, but I would like to know then I emailed them last and also to be able to enter notes from phone conversations

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  3. Improved command line access

    Could we have command line flags which:
    \noautoexec - prevents any macro running on start-up
    \table <tablename> opens on a specific table
    \form <formname> - opens on a specific form
    \report <reportname> opens on a specific report
    The last three, obviously, being alternatives.

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  4. Add an additional GetOption/SetOption option to set the Startup Form

    Sometimes we want to programmatically set the startup form and that is currently not possible.
    Please add GetOption("Display Form") and SetOption("Display form").
    I would use this feature in my "To Convention" code that fixes up bad naming convention.

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  5. Have a reinstall Button that Allows us simply to reinstall Access if it becomes damaged

    In my program the wizards have been damaged. It would be nice for us simpler minded people a way to reinslall Access. Or, some way that can repair the program

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  6. Enable accde's to show in Recent list and be "pinned"

    When you right click on the Access Icon on the Task Bar it only shows accdb files. If you have opened an accde it is not listed!
    This is matched in the Recent list of the file tab too.
    Please fix this (again).

    Regards
    Brian from ProcessIT

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  7. Incorporate office scripts in MS Access

    Incorporate office scripts in MS Access. Excel and other M365 apps such as Word, PowerPoint and Outlook are getting office scripts functionality on desktop with script lab addin. Please consider adding office scripts to access.

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  8. Add an additional GetOption/SetOption option to set the Startup Form

    Sometimes we want to programmatically set the startup form and that is currently not possible.
    Please add GetOption("Startup Form") and SetOption("Startup form").
    I would use this feature in my "To Convention" code that fixes up bad naming convention.

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  9. Access habré Outlook y sale (mensaje sin formato)y deo que salga mensaje HTML

    en access uso el icono de mensaje habré el outlook y sale (mensaje sin texto ) no puedo poner firmas con formato de colores y tampoco firma predeterminada
    Antonio Torres
    Miami Florida

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  10. Provide a way to connect access contact form to skype

    I used to be able to click on a number on an access Form textbox and it would automatically open skype and phone the number. Can we have that ability back again. You have produced a very nice contact form template, but it does not have that function which seems surprising.

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  12. EDB to PST Converter For your Exchange Recovery

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  13. Provide some SDLC Support with more developer-centric features, like SQL and/or VBA Script generation

    Given the typical Dev/Test/Prod development staging methodologies, and the great ease by which changes to database objects (especially "supporting"-type changes like adding indexes to existing tables) can occur in a software development cycle, it would be very beneficial to allow the built-in Access Table, Query, Form, and Report designers to save the "state" of the overall object, and at "Save"-time offer an option to Generate VBA and/or SQL scripts that can help to facilitate the (re-)deployment of the new changes to partnering databases (migrate the changes from Test back to Dev or Prod copies of a database, for example).
    Being…

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  14. Ity would be great if there was a one-click button to update Access 2016 with/from Outlook 2016

    I found that altho9u9gh I could import data from Outlook, with existing notes, That subsequent emails and notes were not registered within Access.
    Also their should be a button so that when working with a contact in Access, we can click a button to write an email and it opens Outlook email

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  16. Command buttons automatically create macro - I like event procedures

    I want to make the decision if micro or event procedure is to be created

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  17. Addition to the Access task database

    1. I need to add child task/s to the parent task. It must be linked with a Unique ID number.

    2. I need to move the field around to suit my process. Currently the field are static in the form "Task List"

    3. I suggest that you make Access - Task very user friendly by creating field that are already coded that can be just dragged and drop. ex: if I want to do an addition of two field and see the total in one filed. I'm not a programmer and need to use this in simple way.

    Regards

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  18. there are too many choices, narrow it down to 5 basic ideas of total program that will help in a solid venue of knowledge of good success

    have an article to explain one path to set up access so give one idea as to what the final goal will be, and does every data base have access to add and change the overall complexity of the total program like office 365 is so complicated it will take several talented people to run the program.

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  19. MS Outlook - Add option in Rules to redirect email according to domain extension

    Rules in Outlook allow for a lot of email redirecting, but not by domain extension. I was starting to get a lot of junk email from domain extension, ".de" which refers to the Republic of Germany. I don't have anything to do with that are of the world. I just want to 'mark as read'/delete any email with that domain extension.

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  20. make it a little more easy

    kids don't understand this so give some explainment in the app

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