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  1. Use F5 to run a query

    When switching between SQL Management Studio and an Access front end I find myself pressing F5 to run the Access query as I've been working in the other window - would be good if F5 ran the query in Access as it does in SQLMS

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  2. Release an Office 2019 Access Runtime

    The Access Team previously stated that "Access is included in all Office 365 plans and Access 2016 Runtime click-to-run is also available for customers".
    This leaves a gap for anyone that has installed a lower version of Office 2019 that does not include Access. The Access 2016 runtime will not install as it is MSI, the Office 365 access runtime will not install as it clashes with Office 2019, which it insists you uninstall.
    We are having to tell our customers to not install Office 2019.
    So please can we have a runtime that plays nicely with Office 2019

    287 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The current plan is to make Access RT 2019 available for customers to install from the Office Deployment Tool. This should be available in the second half of 2019.
    The recommendation for Office 2019 perpetual consumers, is (and will remain) to install the free version of O365 Access Runtime from the download page.

  3. Cambiar la altura de la fila de encabezado en un hoja de datos

    La idea es poder manipular la altura de la fila de encabezado de una hoja de datos para poder darle un alto suficiente capaz de mostrar todo el título de la columna, pero sin cambiar su anchura.

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  4. BUG Query Designer in 32 bit vs 64 bit. Table and query properties don't show Alias

    I noticed a bug in MS Access 32 bit which is not present in the 64 bit version.

    In MS Access for Office 365 (16.0.12624.20348) 64-bit when clicking on a table or query inside the query designer, then the property sheet changes correctly to Field List Properties and you can select an alias and source.

    In MS Access for Office 365 (16.0.12624.20348) 32-bit when clicking on a table or query inside the query designer, then the property sheet changes to Query Properties and you can't select any alias and source.

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  5. Display Form Caption when Minimized

    In previous releases of Microsoft Access, a minimized form would display at least a few characters of the form caption before showing the restore, max, close buttons.

    Sample:
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhezOlimTLoah_40R2mSOThcj5cFiQ?e=BlON97

    In current builds of Access, the restore, max, close buttons consume all of the width of the minimized window, leaving no room for even a portion of the form caption to be displayed.

    Sample:
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhezOlimTLoah_41HY08IxXU44DUrw?e=rpFGd1

    If multiple forms are minimized, the user is no longer able to make an informed choice about which minimized Window to restore.

    Suggestion:
    Please make the width of minimized forms wider so that the caption (which…

    8 votes
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  6. Bug fix requested: ControlTip text does not always show when On Mouse Move event used

    In Access 2016 the ControlTip Text may not show on a control that uses the On Mouse Move event. To see the desired ControlTip it is necessary to reveal the ControlTip of another control first, then bring the mouse back to the desired control that has the On Mouse Move event.

    A better description of the issue, with screenshots, may be found here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeaccess-msowinother-mso2013release/controltip-text-does-not-always-show-when-on-mouse/209f54d1-edfd-4252-9f20-f24029c12d8a?messageId=c1448154-918b-420e-9e2c-5d887734a505

    Suggestion/issue posted here by request.

    5 votes
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  7. j .se

    någon har snott min xbox och massa skit i mitt liv

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  8. State of the Art Replacement for Active X MS Calendar

    Everything revolves around time and Microsoft Active X Calendar is(was?) the perfect tool to use in a lot of applications we've prepared over the years. This gem works seamlessly even in continuous forms while current datepickers associated with textboxes won't do and subforms won't do and equally seamlessly integrates with VBA code and queries and control sources SQL. It doesn't work in Access 64 bit so it's about time to come up with a state-of-the-art replacement but even simply enabling it for 64 bit would suffice.

    22 votes
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  9. Horizontal Data in For

    We need the ability or a control to represent our data horizontally instead of vertically. Such as the websites they are representing their products horizontally and the customer can scroll. it would be a great thing if we have this ability in ms access.

    9 votes
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  10. improve appearance and design of Access Forms

    modern optical effects like in Windows 10 or modern webpages would heavily improve the value of created Apllications.
    Better Mouseover-Effects for Buttons, Fading Effects for Forms....
    it would be great!

    2 votes
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  11. O365 version subform painting bug

    Fix a recent Office 365 version bug where some subforms do not completely paint. Some areas are left blank unless the cursor clicks into the record.

    3 votes
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  12. Please add OFFSET and FETCH to queries

    It doesn't need to be as complex as SQL Server, but pagination would be nice Something like:

    SELECT Customers.*
    FROM Customers
    ORDER BY Customers.Name
    OFFSET 20 FETCH 5;

    This would be so amazing.

    6 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Access for Mac 64-bit

    Why can you not make ACCESS available on Mac? This is the 21st C not the Dark Ages. I have moved from Windows laptop to a 64-bit Mac and have an annual subscription to Office 365. Why is Access NOT available to me as it was before? I cannot be the only person in the world with this problem. I am not a computer expert, just a fairly competent user. If you can develop Word, Excel, etc etc for Mac why not Access? I really don't understand the problem. My databases are now useless to me, as are those of…

    3 votes
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  15. Add Pivot Charts and tables back to Access.

    Add Pivot Charts and tables back to Access.
    Pivot Charts and tables are very powerful. there is no other function is able to replace them

    4 votes
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  16. Add Pivot Charts and tables back to Access.

    Add Pivot Charts and tables back to Access.
    Pivot Charts and tables are very powerful. there is no other function is able to replace them

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  17. Integrate MS Access with Power Apps

    I've been looking more into Power Apps, and I think it would be great for you to work with the Power Apps team to provide a web and mobile solution to what Access can do today on the premises of a server. Because there is unfortunately no web version of Access, maybe Power Apps can help solve this problem? Ideally, we should be able to continue moving (and linking) Access data into SQL and then create a Power App on top of the "Access-created" data from SQL; essentially viewing a Power Application that looks exactly like access but online and…

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  18. BUG - Unreliable ControlTip Text

    Sometimes, when hovering the mouse over form controls, the ControlTip Text for the controls does not appear.

    Had this problem for months. It occurs on some PCs but not others, which have had identical Windows / Office builds.
    Have not been able to figure out why it occurs in some environments, but not others.
    I've been able to recreate the issue reliably for days on end, then suddenly it starts working again...for a while.

    A PC which has shown the issue:
    OS Build Windows 10 Pro
    Version 1809
    OS Build 17763.1098
    Access 2016 (16.0.4924.1000) MSO (16.0.4939.1000) 32-bit

    To recreate:
    -…

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  19. Microsoft access para MAC versão 10.11.6

    Instalei a versão Microsoft 365 no meu MAC versão 10.11.6 mas não tem o microsoft access. Existe alguma possibilidade de obter o microsoft para instalar e que funcione no mac?
    Obrigado

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  20. Botones + (mostrar) y - (ocultar) en las secciones de la Vista Informes

    En la Vista informes de un informe con grupos, podemos ir a un determinado grupo y filtrar por no coincidentes con respecto al campo por el que se agrupa.

    Si este comportamiento lo consiguiéramos con un botón para mostrar u ocultar ese item del grupo, la Vista Informes tendría la funcionalidad de un TreeView

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