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  1. Do something before the Access Team looses it jobs

    Every single good idea that has been posted here has been rejected. It truly appears that MS is only interested in their cloud products.

    The Access Team better do something or they are all going to looking for a new job like the rest of us who rely on their product to help make a living.

    The past month has been filled with the rejection of ideas, some that could bring this product to new levels. Either it is too difficult for their developers or its all about $$ in the cloud services.

    It amazing they just cannot see that…

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      2 comments  ·  Product Marketing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello,

      Please follow what’s been added to Access 2016 (O365) here:
      https://support.office.com/en-us/article/what-s-new-in-access-2016-76454345-f85d-47af-ace1-98a456cb3496

      You can also view O365 public roadmap and search for new features that are in development
      https://products.office.com/en-US/business/office-365-roadmap

      Another good source of information is the Access TechCommunity space here:
      https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Access/ct-p/Access_Cat

      Regards,
      The Access Team

    • 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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        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I have an idea that will make (access) better .. how can I present my idea to someone at Microsoft .. jerrywa0h@sbcglobal.net

        I have an idea that will make (access) better.
        ? how can I present my idea to someone at Microsoft ?
        jerrywa0h@sbcglobal.net

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          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • fix broken link for contacts database intro

          fix broken link for contacts database intro

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            4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              Done!  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • 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]

                • Forms view not scrolling

                  With the last version update of Access, the forms no longer scroll. The wheel on the mouse doesnt scroll anymore. The scroll bar also doesnt work when you drag it up or down. Is there a timeline for a fix on this bug? If no known timeline, I will have to downgrade my version of Access to fix the problem.

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                  • 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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                      Done!  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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 →

                        The issue is now fixed in Version 1709 (8528.2139). To get the update immediately, open any Office 2016 app and choose File > Account > Update Options > Update Now.

                      • Please fix the problem with embedded ole objects in Access Forms and Reports with Windows 10 ver 1703

                        I recently updated my computer to Windows 10 version 1703 and since then embedded objects in Access forms and reports do not display properly (cannot be seen). When Windows is downgraded to its previous version the problem disappears. The problem occurs with Access 2010, Access 2013 and Access 2016 (all 64bit).

                        To demonstrate the problem do the following:

                        1) Create a blank Access Desktop Database (Database.accdb).

                        2) Create a new table (Table1) within the database.

                        3) Add an AutoNumber field (ID) to Table1

                        4) Add an OLE Object Field (Document) to Table1.

                        5) Create a blank form (Form1) within the…

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                          Done!  ·  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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/education_ms/forum/edu_office-edu_other/microsoft-access-training-videos-not-working/607ec8f6-bb55-4651-b283-392a16baf301?tm=1508631231961

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                          • 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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                              4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              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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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                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]

                              • Allow CTRL+A to select all text in a query's SQL View

                                Pressing CTRL+A should select all text in a query's SQL View. It does not work in Access 2013.

                                My current work-around is an AutoHotkey script.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  This is fixed in version 1707 (so in Current Channel, and Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) now, and will be in Semi-Annual Channel in January 2018).

                                  Note that this only covers being able to use Ctrl+A in query SQL view, so if you have specific requests for other improvements please open a new item.

                                • Bug: (-7713) Reserved Error

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

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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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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