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  1. scrolling with mousewheel and progress bar

    scrolling with the mousewheel and with moving the progress bar does not work since the newest automatic update - version access 16.0.8326.2073!!!
    FIX THIS BUG PLEASE ASAP!!!

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      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Linked Table Manager: select all tables from same back end

      One of the biggest pains is when you have multiple back ends and Linked Table Manager (LTM) prompts you at every table. When you have lots of links and multiple back ends, it's a pain to go through and select all from only one back end.

      Idea #1: Click on a single table in LTM, then click a button: "Select all tables from same back end." Voila! Now you can update that single back end, and then move on to the next one.

      Idea #2: Sort the tables by back end. Not as convenient as Idea #1, but would still…

      35 votes
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      • Change Link Path Without DB

        It would be great to be able to Change the Path of existing Linked Tables to another path even if we don't have that path. This would greatly simplify deploying to client networks. We could deliver the database all ready and configured.

        7 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 13 votes
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            Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please can we have the linked Table Manager available for the Runtime.

            When you are installing the Database on a Client's Network, the Server or Shared Drive will have a different Path to the Development PC System.

            This makes it very difficult to install a System on a Client's PC where there is not a full copy of Access.

            6 votes
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              Under Review  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Refresh table on right click

              Whenever I modify a table or a view in SQL server I need to go refresh the table link. Currently that means
              * right click a table
              * Select Linked table manager
              * Find the table I want to refresh
              * select it
              * click refresh table links

              I would really like it, if we could simple right click a linked table, and just select refresh to have that single table refreshed.

              26 votes
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              • Fix longstanding bug where conditional formatted controls can always receive focus

                Fix longstanding bug wherein a control with conditional formatting and properties Enabled = No and Locked = Yes can receive focus. Controls without conditional formatting applied and properties Enabled = No and Locked = Yes cannot receive focus or have their contents selected.

                8 votes
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                  Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 4 votes
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                  • Please find a way to create 508 Accessible reports and export them as 508 compliant pdf files.

                    Right now, there is no way to easily create a 508 compliant document from a database. I have to create a temp table, run code to strip out any rich text, export it as a text tab delim file, program Adobe to import this text file into a 508 compliant document, and then go back to the database, get the photos needed, and copy paste them into the PDF. The 508 wave is crashing down on us, and the inability for Access to handle this requirement is frustrating!

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                    • Add Accdb wise grouping in linked table manager.

                      It becomes difficult to identify the source of a table when using multiple databases as a backend.

                      4 votes
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                      • Switch between objects with Ctrl + Tab

                        In previous versions of Access it was possible to switch between objects with Ctrl + Tab. Please reactivate this feature. Strg + F6 is not an ergonomic shortcut.

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                          Under Review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • GUI contrast

                          You have to improve the contrast used within the GUI. Whether it be in the VBE or Nav Pain (sorry I meant Pane), when you select an object and the open it, you can't make out which object was selected. It is horrible. And much worse on laptop and tablets. It should pop out at the user. I should need to scroll, move up and down to figure out what is currently selected as is presently the case.

                          5 votes
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                            Under Review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Access 2016 Dragging Queries into Macros crashes Access

                            When creating macros in Access 2016 if you drag a query into the macro into white space it works fine and adds the query however if you happen to drag it over another query access with crash, no errors or anything just crash out.

                            I recreated the issue in our environment with a blank database to remove any other variables that our production databases may inject to the issue and I get the same behavior.

                            I've also tested on a fresh windows install with Office 2016 installed from the office 365 portal.

                            Users on the access for developers forums were…

                            16 votes
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                            • Fix form border widths in Access 2016 under Windows 10

                              I don't know if this is a general problem with Office 2016, or if it is specific to Windows 10 users, but I find that sizable 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 red line, and have no difference in appearance regardless of the mode of the form, whether the mode is "no border", "dialog", "sizable" or "thin". The border appears the same in design mode.

                              I've tried this on a couple of different computers running Office 2016 under Windows 10, and…

                              220 votes
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                                65 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                I apologize for an honest mistake with updating the status to Done.
                                We did fix a similar issue with Query design and Relationship window, but haven’t fixed this one.

                                Again – sorry for the mix-up.

                                Michal [MSFT]

                              • Improve Access programmability

                                There are many new technologies available that Access cannot take full advantage of because it's either in .NET or requires JavaScript.

                                Excel has a JavaScript API being developed and expanding. Using JavaScript would allow for richer integration between desktop and web apps where appropriate.

                                On the other hand, native access to .NET framework would provide access to many other components that Access can leverage for automation.

                                What we can't do is just stay behind in COM world - COM ecosystem is shrinking and we need a solid integration support especially when our Access application only requires a small part to…

                                415 votes
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                                  Under Review  ·  11 comments  ·  Automating Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include the ability to connect to new data sources such as those listed in POWER BI

                                  New external data sources are growing rapidly and it would be useful to keep up-to-date and have ACCESS include these new types.

                                  26 votes
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                                    Under Review  ·  4 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Who is using the Database?

                                    On a shared network with a backend/frontend configuration, (or even in a single-shared-file arrangement), please provide a tool that tells us who has the database open.

                                    72 votes
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                                      Under Review  ·  5 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Text Boxes Should Have Visible Spell Checking

                                      This should be an option for text boxes to have spell checking highlight words that aren't in the dictionary. Similar to Word or filling out text boxes in web browsers, the visible indicator of typos is important. Running F7 to launch the spell checker afterwards is not the same or as helpful.

                                      35 votes
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                                        Under Review  ·  3 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Linked Table Manager -- skip tables with errors

                                        in the Linked Table Manager, skip tables with errors and continue linking with all in the list -- leave the problem tables checked and uncheck the tables that were successfully linked.

                                        At the request of Microsoft, I am creating a new suggestion to separate the multiple ideas from the suggestion here:

                                        http://access.uservoice.com/forums/319956-access-desktop/suggestions/10129782-linked-table-options?tracking_code=2f58832dad1aa8b9e83d9230087106c8

                                        so if you voted on that one, remove your vote and vote for this instead, if this is what you want. Thank you

                                        68 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix a new issue in 2016 ... email a report... file attachment no longer works.

                                          when using the email command with an open report, the outlook new email dialog box opens but the file is no longer attached. this appears to have been lost with the most recent update of the office 365 in mid December 2015.

                                          5 votes
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