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  1. Include dark grey as background colour in Access

    This would be more restful the eyes than the glare of the white or "colourful" settings used at present.

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  2. Would like to hear ideas from the Access Team via Surveys

    We the Access developers and users have mostly provided good ideas in this forum, some which you have implemented, or are planning to.

    Likewise, I would also like to hear about any ideas the Access Team may have via a posted survey so we can provide feedback. Please be more proactive in collaborating with us, we will provide valuable input.

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  3. Access 2016: Form border width is too narrow .

    Sizeable MDI forms in Access 2016 have a single-pixel border that is very hard to grab with the mouse.

    The form borders show as a single-pixel whether the form mode is "no border", "dialog", "sizable" or "thin".

    One work-around is to make the form a popup form, but if you make every single form in the database popup, you lose the MDI functionality and the ability to have a genuine popup form. When everything is on top then effectively nothing is.

    This creates a serious accessibility issue particularly when combined with the fact that MS Access forms and controls don't…

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  4. Fix borders in Access 2016 to work properly!

    Borders on various MDI documents still do not work correctly on forms and datasheets for resizing with mouse (especially lower right corner). Difficult and unreliable to grab borders and border corners at all. Problem has been reported many times and is well documented on the net. Still unfixed as of 12/27/2017.

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  6. Provide clarification on Access Webservices timeline for Office365

    I host my Access tables on Sharepoint and use Access 2016 as my front-end. I assume this means I use Access Web Services on Sharepoint? I've just randomly come across an article that says this service will be discontinued on Office 365 by April 2018, starting June 2017. Does this mean I will have access to my online tables until April 2018 ? I've contacted Office365 support to find out if I will still be able to synch my tables after April 2018, but they could provide no further information other than the article. I don't see why Office365 should…

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  7. License check bug in latest update to Access 2016 for ActiveX controls

    After the latest update to Office 365, we can no longer use the Windows common control C:\Windows\SysWow64\MSCOMCTL.OCX). When opening an Access 2016 database that uses that Common control, it now says that you don't have the license needed to use this ActiveX control, and only blank forms are shown.

    This common control has worked for decades in office 2007, 2010 and 2016 up until now.

    The version is 1707 (8323.2962).

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  8. Make it easier to resize the tables in the query designer

    I have a Surface Pro 4 and using the trackpad to grab the lower right corner of the tables is nearly impossible. It is like there is only one pixel where it will work.

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  9. Make your video training playable

    I am trying to access the training videos for Access at the link below but I can only get the first video to play. Videos 2, 3, 4, and 5 won't play. I chatted with a Microsoft representative and she saw the same issue and directed me to this board. I tried using Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox but none of them would play the other videos.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/educationms/forum/eduoffice-edu_other/microsoft-access-training-videos-not-working/607ec8f6-bb55-4651-b283-392a16baf301?tm=1508631231961

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  10. Bug in Access 2016 Build 9126 - right-click fail

    With Build 9126, can no longer right-click on the title bar of open objects -- unless the database is set to "Tabbed Documents" in the Document Window Option. If it's set on "Overlapping Windows", then the right-click only works when on the object in the Navigation Pane.

    So if I design a Query and then view the Results of it, I have to Save the Query so I can access its Design View again.

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  11. Make the borders larger around tables in query design view. Was easier to change the size of tables seen in design view in earlier versions

    Increase the width of borders around the tables seen in query design view. Earlier versions of Access (2007, 2003) had wider borders around the tables in query design view and it was easier to change the size of the table. Clicking and dragging the border to change the size of the table is much easier when the border is wider because the mouse pointer doesn't have to be in such a precise location.

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  12. linked Table manager

    opportunity to align the window tables, homogenize the width like objects in PowerPoint.
    Group the table header with links
    Easy printing on multiples pages

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    A new and improved Linked Table Manager is available to O365 subscribers starting version 1808 (Build 10730.20088).

    Please continue to provide feedback and help us improve it further.

    Access Engineering

  13. There is a spelling error in Microsoft Access Expression Builder

    There is a spelling error in Microsoft Access Expression Builder. It is in the descriptions of DLast and DFirst. It reads "Return a random record from a particualr field in a table or query when you simply need any value from that field." The word particular is spelt wrong in your description of DLast and DFirst.

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  15. Add uservoice-button to ACCESS

    make it easy for us to suggest new features for future Access versions: add an uservoice button!

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  16. fix broken link for contacts database intro

    fix broken link for contacts database intro

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  17. Microsoft Power App Instructions -- need detail in the form of published books

    Microsoft Power App Instructions -- need detail in the form of published books

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  18. Access - Dynamics 365 connection unavailable after update to ver. 1711

    Hi, I was able to link to my Dynamics 365 tables with the version 1708 (build 8431.2107) but not with the version 1711 (build 8730.2165).

    So I did a rollback to version 1708 and stopped the auto updates.
    When will be again available the Dynamics 365 connection?

    Thank you!
    Walter

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    1 comment  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Walter,
    there may have been an issue with this Office version preventing you from seeing the Dynamics connector.
    I can assure you we haven’t removed it.

    Please update to the latest version.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  19. Urgent. Please Fix the application crash when changing field data type for table

    Already provided evidence to microsoft support; however, I was instructed to post here. Error easily and consistently recreated. Recent Build 1711 fails every time when creating a new table and then simply changing data type to number of large number. 1711 is unstable.

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  20. tutorial

    I am new to using Access. I would really like an easy tutorial. A beginner tutorial link would be nice.

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