Access (Desktop Application)

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  1. 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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      This is fixed in build 16.0.8326.2087, which is now available. It will start updating automatically next week, but you can use ‘Update Now’ to get the update now.

    • 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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        Please note that in File—>Feedback, Office products have a new button called “I Have A Suggestion”.
        It will direct you immediately to Access UserVoice.

        Michal [MSFT]

      • Bug: (-7713) Reserved Error

        Happing a lot in Office build 1611 for no apparent reason, completely stable in build 1609

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        • 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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          • 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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            • Bring back support to connect to DBASE in desktop Access 2016

              We recently updated our desktop Office programs from 2007 to 2016 Professional Plus. I just went to open a database and run several queries and got an ISAM error. When searching the web I found the post from here about MS bringing back support for connecting to dBASE in Office 365 only. First, it made no sense to remove it and second, why would MS only bring it back for 365? Why would MS remove this capability in the first place? Has MS committed to bringing it back and, if so, when will it be available? I now have to…

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                • Include Access runtime in editions of Office which have click-to-run which stops installation of most up-to-date version of runtime.

                  When a PC has an edition of Office 365 installed which does not have the full edition of Access included, e.g. all the Business editions and the basic E1 enterprise edition, it is not possible to install the current version of the runtime as well since the Access runtime is an MSI installation and Office 365 is click-to-run. See https://blogs.office.com/2015/12/16/access-2016-runtime-is-now-available-for-download/ for more details.
                  If Microsoft do any serious development on Access (let's call it Access 2019), it means we cannot install the Access 2019 runtime and will be stuck with the Access 2016 runtime (or earlier), thereby missing out on…

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                  • Bring back wide borders in the Relationship and Query Design windows

                    The skinny borders in the Relationship and Query Design windows mean it now takes ages to resize the tables because you need to be pixel-perfect to grab the edges. Please make them big again

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                      Done!  ·  5 comments  ·  Admin →
                    • Make it easier to select edges of controls/boxes for re-sizing

                      When selecting control edges such as in Query Design when re-sizing the table/query boxes, make it easier to select the edge. Right now, I need precision movements to get the mouse to select the edge to re-size the box. This applies to almost every instance of selecting a control or box within Access.

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                        Done!  ·  24 comments  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring back the support for connecting to dBASE.

                        Access has always been about connecting to other data sources. Excel can still connect to dBASE files, but support for Access to connect was dropped. You can see from all the chatter, that there really is a lot of people that still use dBASE files for data transfer.

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                        • 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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                            Done!  ·  5 comments  ·  Admin →
                          • DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, , acFormatPDF..." crashes after 10 minutes (Access 2016)

                            Create PDF in accdb is no problem.

                            Create PDF in accde or accdr crashes after 10 minutes or sporadic
                            only with Access 2016 (with 2007, 2010, 2013 everything is fine)

                            33 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                            • Have custom application icon appear on taskbar in Access 2016

                              Seems more like a bug - Other versions OK but a custom icon doesn't show in the taskbar in Access 2016.

                              34 votes
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                                Done!  ·  14 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                              • Include Access Desktop In All O365 Subscription Plans

                                This idea was previously posted by me and it was closed. It's a very important idea in a product marketing sense. Ironically, NONE of the O365 Business plans include Access!

                                http://access.uservoice.com/forums/319956-access-desktop/suggestions/10742154-include-access-desktop-in-all-o365-subscription-pl?tracking_code=f8f1f2184a6391cc667cc201c1286020

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                                • Fix bug in Access2016 Relationship window that shows table boarders as a single pixel line!

                                  This makes it very very slow to set up a complex relationship screen as tables are very hard to resize...

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                                    Done!  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                  • access help

                                    PLEASE give us back Access Help like it used to be in Access 2003!

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                                      10 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →

                                      The Help system is actually a shared piece of engineering owned by a different team and surfaced within all of the Office applications. As such, this isn’t really an action item that the Access development team can take in isolation of the existing Office system.
                                      We have passed on this feedback to the right team for their consideration. They did ask us to forward on the following information to you:
                                      You can download an Access 2016 VBA CHM file on GitHub for offline use. You can find it here:
                                      https://github.com/OfficeDev/VBA-content/blob/master/README.md

                                      You can find 2013 version of VBA documentation here:
                                      https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40326

                                    • Fix the image issue with 2016 where they don't appear?

                                      Fix the current issue with images not displaying in forms/reports in Access 2016. Fix the issue of copying controls with images not working.

                                      Fix your bugs before tackling new projects/features.

                                      70 votes
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                                        14 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                      • Property Sheet Line Items Sort

                                        I find it hard to find properties that I know exist but do not remember their order. Why can we not have a sort option on the properties?

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                                          Done!  ·  9 comments  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please, please hurry and release the 2016 runtime

                                          So many of us publish Access desktop applications for needy users that cannot afford to buy Office products; without the 2016 runtime available to us those needy users must do without. Please help us.

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                                            4 comments  ·  Runtime  ·  Admin →
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