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  1. Allow setting background color for Access desktop, and to change colors for form and report borders

    I would like to use the grey background color of Access 2003 and also its blue border color for forms and reports. But now the background color of Access 2016 is white and the border color for forms and reports is white. In Access 2010 you were able to reproduce the 2003 look by setting some options, but that has been removed in Access 2016. Please advise if this capability exists, or please add it.

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    • please fix the jump occurring when scrolling in the navigation pane of Access 2016

      When scrolling in the navigation pane of Access 2016 on a Windows 10 box, the list always 'jumps" back up to a higher place than I have scrolled to. Though I have applied a few changes to my mouse and set screen enlargement to 100% (which is not realistic for me as the font is too small), the screen still jumps. I never had an issue in previous versions of Access. From researching a fix, It appears to be a long standing and unaddressed issue. It's a migraine trigger when the screen jumps and I'm trying to find something in…

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      • dimensione massima di un file di ACCESS

        aumentare la dimensione massima di un file di ACCESS, attualmente limitata a 2GB

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        • Analyze Performance in Access 2019 is messed up visually

          Analyze Performance windows is not messed up visually, but it works fine. It just need to be formatted properly.
          Thank you.

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          • Build an integration for Zapier

            https://zapier.com/apps/microsoft-access/integrations

            The above link has the option for a developer from the Access team to log in to the Developer Platform on Zapier to build an integration. Access is a vital part of running the backend of our law firm but we use a different platform for our frontend. It would be much quicker and more efficient if we were able to sync data from our frontend to our backend.

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            • Change the coordinate system for the Relationships diagrams to allow an (almost) unlimited canvas size

              I'd like to suggest changing the coordinate system for the Relationships diagram, so that tables are plotted onto the canvas in relation to the centre of the canvas. The centre would be coordinate 0,0pixels, marked with a small cross-hair. An item placed at 122,344pixels would be in the upper-right of the canvas, whereas an item placed at -455,-677pixels would be in the bottom-left.

              This would allow the Relationships canvas to have an (almost) unlimited size, on top of which, a better zoom, scroll and print system could be built.

              For backward compatibility with earlier versions of Access, existing Relationship diagrams…

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              • Add nore functionality to the tabluar arrangement in forms and reports.

                In forms and reports, the tabular arrangement of controls and their labels is very limited. In reports, it is not possible to have the headers placed in group headers on the report. Cutting and pasting the labels into other than page headers removes the ability to coordinate the size of the label and the control.
                Please add the ability to select the location of the labels and controls when creating a tabular arrangement

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                • Add an Option to change the default in Find & Replace dialog box

                  When you use Ctrl F to get the Find & Replace dialog Box there is an Ootion called Match.
                  Match has three values
                  Whole Field (the default)
                  Any Part
                  Start
                  I find I hardly ever use the default, but always want to use "Any Part"
                  It would be great if there were an Access Option to set the field to the default that I want. This would save me lots of time.

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                  • On the SPOTLIGHT IMAGES, move the text from the middle to the side after I say "I like it" so I can view the picture without a distrac.

                    I love the "Spotlight Images. Move the text from the middle of the picture to the side after I say "I like it" so I can view the picture without a distraction. I use the pictures for meditation

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                    • In Pipeline template, make the Opportunty List column names the same word as the Customer List imported from Outlook; ie Customer =Company

                      To use the template for Pipeline; it would be advantageous to import contacts from Outlook (which it does) and have the Customer name in the Open Opportunities List be the same Field Name as Company, and then have the Employee fill with First Name and Last Name from the customer list (cf Outlook).
                      Possibly have the category sync from Outlook category also, but be able to override it.

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                      • Improve organization of posted ideas

                        I suggest you add the following new categories and reorganise posted ideas: "Errors", "VBA/VBE", "Import/Export", "Performance", and "Security".

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                        • Additional status for tracking Access User Voice ideas

                          We currently have: "Need more info", "Planned", "Done!" and "No Current Plan". I propose we add: "Started", "Cancelled", "Accepting Votes" and "Already Supported" so we can better track our ideas.

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                          • Add a Development Tab/Ribbon to the UI

                            This exists in the other key Office apps. Why not in Access? Of course, we can create one manually. But why not out-of-the-box?

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                            • Make an access calendar that can hold all you contacts and their picture, and be able to print a calendar with birthdays and the picture

                              Make an access calendar that can hold all your contacts and their picture, and be able to print a calendar with birthdays and the picture

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                              • Please stop Access 2013 from automatically changing the Modified Date on Access files if no changes are made to a file

                                I have Office Professional 2013.

                                I have it installed on an Asus Laptop running Windows 8.1.

                                Also OP 2010 on Windows 7.

                                I open 99% of my files through "File Explorer" as I have several thousand (files) sorted into numerous sub-folders.

                                Whenever I open an Access file to check some details and then close it WITHOUT MAKING CHANGES "File Explorer" shows that Access has automatically changed the "Date Modified" to the most recent date and time that I open and then close the file.

                                This is despite the fact that the last time I may have made a change whether…

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                                • bring it into conformance with high DPI design standards

                                  Need to clean up all the UI to scale properly on high DPI displays. E.g., Navigation pane vertical object spacing, low res navigation pane object and navigation (expand/contract) icons, and "Save changes to the following objects" dialog box.

                                  (Hate to spend precious votes on what is basically a set of defects, but there it is.)

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                                  • VB Code References Dialog Box should be sizable

                                    If we open any VBA module (either a module or the one in code-behind-forms), one of the choices we have is pointing the Jet or Ace engine to the correct Reference Library. This dialog box is very small and should be bigger by default. Ideally it should be sizable and Access should remember the size where we left it. That would be NICE!

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                                    • I am trying to import data from .csv and missing the ability to import a field formatted as a simple date.

                                      I was looking for Microsoft Access assistance for an issue I'm having with importing date data from a .csv file. I'd like to import as Date, Short Date. The only option I'm seeing is Date with Time, which does not work when importing my date data. Using the date with time option actually deletes all of the dates that I'm trying to import. If I select text, I need to go in and change all date fields after each import to be date, short date formatted. Help please! Am I missing something? Can this be fixed, or will I need…

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                                      • Fix inlined member calls, on user objects on 64-bit VBA

                                        In 64-bit VBA hosts, inlined member calls on user objects don't work like on 32-bit VBA hosts.

                                        Given a UserClass with a getter/setter and a Class_Terminate handler (even it is empty).
                                        And in a TestModule a factory procedure returning an instance of this class and also setting the setter.

                                        When I now use this procedure and inline check the value of the getter like in the following sample, it results in a different behaviour compared to 32-bit VBA:

                                        If CreateUserClass(True).TheValue Then

                                        Please take a look in the attached text file for a complete sample:

                                        UserClass.cls:

                                        Private mValue As Boolean

                                        Private…

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                                        • Bug Report -- Multiple Access Crashes

                                          Since 8/1/2018, MS Access has been crashing repeatedly on multiple machines in our office. We are on 64 bit Office 365 and Windows 10. It appears some bug must have been introduced during one of the automatic updates.

                                          This crash appears to occur with automation where I think a second instance of MS Access is calling an MS access program, but not totally sure:

                                          Faulting application name: MSACCESS.EXE, version: 16.0.10325.20118, time stamp: 0x5b64d927
                                          Faulting module name: OLEAUT32.dll, version: 10.0.17134.48, time stamp: 0xebd737a3
                                          Exception code: 0xc0000005
                                          Fault offset: 0x000000000008a283
                                          Faulting process id: 0x32a0
                                          Faulting application start time: 0x01d43fb636a345d3
                                          Faulting application path:…

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