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  1. RDP of MS Access is Excrutiatingly Slow

    I've narrowed down the issue, when the "Property Sheet" on the right is shown RDP lag time is in the seconds, hide the "Property Sheet" and it's back to full speed.

    Using latest stable Access 365. Please fix.

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    • Filemaker is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. Access databases have more users. Could Access product become a subsidiary, not just part of O365

      Filemaker is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. Access databases have more users. I have been using Access databases for the last 15 years. Could Access database product become an independent subsidiary of Microsoft Inc., not just part of Office 365? Hate to see this product die.

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      • SQL Server - Linked Tables: Add discription to field names in development mode.

        In MS Access its easy to add descriptions to fields in table editor. These descriptions are neither taken over when using ssma nor are they brought back to Access when already existing in sql server.

        I've written a vba-script that creates an T_SQL script to create all field descriptions of a table. But even if descriptions exists they are not reshown in the linked table.

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          0 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for posting.

          We are designing on a new Linked Table Manager dialog, incorporating suggestions and requests made in UserVoice and other forums.

          Stay tuned.

          Regards,
          The Access Team

        • Provide an easier method to return or pass property values to a dialog form

          I understand this would require a re-wickering of Access forms, but this is difficult to accomplish in Access without some serious workarounds. At least have something like a Dialogresult property as in .Net so the user can get simple values from the dialog form when closed.

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          • interate a powerful smtp-mail object with html and attachment support

            the docmd.sendobject ist too limited.
            html formated Mail-Body is essential and easy sending attached files.
            the object should be robust, and retry sending if the mailserver is not available.
            If the existing Rich Text Control would support Pictures it would be perfect to use it as a mail Editor.
            That would be great!

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              • Bug in Access build 11029.20108 -Memory crash

                I have a screen shot of the error message if someone can point me in the direction of someone who cares. The crash happens when I had the MS Access Menu open and Windows alerted me to a restart pending. I accepted the restart only to be prompted with an Error - The instruction at 0x0000000077BBEB85 referenced memory at 0x00000000000000060. The The memory could not be written.

                The error title was Access:MSACCESS.EXE - Application Error

                click ok to terminate the program

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                • Create a GUI to Manage Shared Images

                  There is currently no way to review image in the Gallery. It would be nice to have the mean to review, edit, delete the gallery.

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                  • Enable the use of functions such as Split directly queries

                    Enable the use of functions such as Split directly queries

                    It makes no sense to be required to make dummy function to use built-in very useful functions in a query!

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                    • add Align Objects Center and Align Objects Middle

                      These buttons would work they way they do in other Office products.

                      Also, rename Align Left|Right|Top|Bottom for objects to include the word object. Align Left, for instance, is the tooltip for 2 very different things.

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                      • commandbar

                        Please provide a meaningful value (other than the current " ") for the Name property of the Commandbar object representing the shortcut menu which comes up when you right-click the very top of a Form open in Form mode (and ditto for reports) so that this can easily be disabled in code. It is currently one of three Commandbars with no meaningful Name.

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                        • Fix the Object Dependencies tool for Queries with table Aliases

                          Object dependencies does not work correctly for queries where table alias are used. It displays the alias name, not the table name. This is very annoying.

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                          • Additional Error Object properties - which procedure, which module, which object, which db

                            The error object should be expanded to included properties which can reveal the procedure, module, and object that the error is taking place in.

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                            • Copy of text does not work in Access

                              Simply Control-C or right clicking Copy of text (and perhaps other stuff) only works about 10% of the time in the latest 365 Stable.

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                              • POSSIBILITY TO ADD SEGMENTS LIKE EXCEL IN A FORM

                                To apply filter easily
                                data source: values of the segment : sql
                                child object : subform in continhous mode
                                field father:child
                                Sorry for my poor english

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                                • Make an EASY, built-in way to develop and keep pure VBA code, separate-but-visible-and-seamlessly-callable from any Office app.

                                  Probably impossible. But would have made a big difference to me while learning! Had slightly different versions of many of the same routines in several different apps before I even realized what was happening; took a very long time to separate back out.

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                                  • Reference from Relative Position in a Query

                                    In Queries, it would be nice to be able to reference a value in a record relative to the current one.

                                    For instance, many times it is required to get a difference in a changed value

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                                    • Uniform Mouse Behvior Throughout the Application

                                      It would be nice if you could standardize the mouse Behavior throughout the various components in the application.

                                      There are a number of examples, but one of them is the difference of double-clicking in the SQL Editor vs. VBE windows. In the SQL Editor, it will select part of the term (whichever part you actively double-click on), yet in the VBE it will select the entire term. It would be nice if the behavior was consistent.

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                                      • External Data Import Text File

                                        It would be nice when using the Text File Import that the file type selector at least have the option to see All Files as often text files have other extensions than that currently allowed. For instance Log files.

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                                        • Increase the size of the record display in datasheet view footer

                                          Right now the size is not big enough in many cases depending on the number of records. Since datasheets are usually wide anyway, this can be easily increased.

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