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  1. Close all but the active object

    It would be nice to have an option to Close All but the active object ... Close All would be ok too!

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  2. Show Columname at top of Property Sheet in Query

    It is difficult to figure out which column of a query that properties are being set for. It would be nice to show the column name at the top of Property Sheet in a Query

    thank you

    4 votes
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  3. EnableEvents

    Currently, if a database is opened through code, it requires gymnastics to avoid running startup stuff. It would be nice for Access to have EnableEvents like Excel does

    thank you

    3 votes
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  4. Ability to Show Property Sheet and Field List at the Same Time

    This is not new ... just missed! We used to be able to show the Property Sheet and Field List at the same time ... I miss this a lot!

    12 votes
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  5. Save/Restore Workspace

    Excel has an option to save and restore the workspace, which is very convenient for opening all the files and positioning them where they were before. With Access, of course, this would be objects in the current database instead of files.

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  6. Retain Window Size When Object Opened

    When objects are opened, it would be nice if Save also saved the window size (and, optionally, placement)

    8 votes
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  7. Access Function to return Current GMT

    for proper date control, it would be nice to store a GMT date/time instead of Now() in the current time zone

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  8. add event: Before Leave Record

    an event that would be nice to have is Before Leave Record. This would enable a main form/view to ensure there are are actually detail records

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  9. Just get the first record for each whatever in a list

    In queries, when there are multiple records for criteria, it would be nice if we could specify to just get the first record matching a certain condition but show all records matching criteria for the query.

    Example:
    list of all last order dates for a customer

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  10. Please allow the storing of comments in the SQL of stored queries.

    If a query is at all complicated, it can be good to store comments, but this is not possible currently in Access.

    19 votes
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  11. Make it possible to properly hide the Navigation Pane

    Currently this can be made visible programmatically from an external program via Automation.

    10 votes
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  12. Make it possible to stop Access Desktop from being an Automation Server so that security is improved

    Currently, if a user has Access running, much of what is meant to be secured can be accessed from another program, e.g. Excel, via Automation. This is not good.

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