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  1. Force columns to use blank space

    I am designing a continuous report where I would like the details area to wrap into two or more columns in order to use up some of the blank space, but because my data doesn't reach the bottom of the page it won't show in columns.

    Please could you find a way to force data into a set number of columns so that less blank space is shown on reports?

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  2. Not use lists in Dbase tables that have character limits

    Not use lists in Access Dbase tables that have character limits

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  3. make text field in form shapable

    make text fields slightly more flexible by enabling it to wrap around titles or field names, so the text field is not required to be a rectangle, the designer can take advantage of even a small space underneath or to the right of the field's title.

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  5. RIPRISTINARE LE TABELLE PIVOT

    Le tabelle pivot sono essenziali per il mio lavoro di analisi dei dati. Sono fermo alla versione 2007 di Access perché le attuali versioni non le supportano più

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  6. Access Office 2016

    Access Office 2016 sous Windows 10

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  7. Provide MS Access for Mac Users

    I have bought and paid for an annual subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal and now need MS Access but have been told I can't have it because I am a Mac user.

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  8. improve richtext Editor: static menue bar and insertion of pictures

    the richtext Editor is ok and can be used for simple html formattings.
    But the useability is awful, instead of marking the text and moving the mouse there should be an option to permanantly show the menue bar. There should be an option to insert a picture.

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  9. Bring Back Form Templates

    I was disappointed to see that the form templates went away. Some of us are colorblind and need a little help when it comes to designing forms. I don't like changing all of the forms in the database with the default form option.

    If I'm missing something, please let me know.

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  10. Make It Easier To Transfer Access Queries To SQL Server

    It would be very helpful if it were easier to transfer queries to SQL/VBA verbatim. SQL uses different punctuation than Access queries/VBA. Trying to copy a query's SQL view to SQL query is painful. The " is a ' in SQL and some of the commands in VBA are not/don't act the same in SQL.

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  11. improve format options for some controls


    1. Formatting functionality (shapes/styles) for buttons replicated for textboxes, labels and rectangles, perhaps others.

    2. Option to resize and format check and option boxes

    3. The option for a line to include an arrowhead and perhaps flight. aka shapes in excel/word.

    4. The ability to map one control to another (similar to labels mapping to controls) but with the ability to choose which corner maps to which corner

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  12. 11 votes
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  13. make it fucking work retards

    u need to make this trash program work normally u pieces of shit

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  14. Maintain focus on a form when debugging

    When debugging, the form from which a process may have been launched loses focus. so to debug code behind, I need to close all other forms so I can see data changes on the form I'm debugging.

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  15. Tie Tooltip Text to Table Fields

    Putting tooltips on controls is great, but it would be nice if you could set the tooltip text for a field inside of the table so that every control placed for that field will be automatically tied to its label (or maybe allow a selection between tying it to the label or to the field itself.)

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  16. Add Caption Column to Table Design View

    A column to see the Caption of a table field would be most helpful as this is one of the common things needed to be seen or edited with table fields.

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  17. libby

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  18. Encrypt Password for Linked Tables

    If you establish a connection via a linked table (to MS SQL Server with sql-user), you can read the password from the memory in plain text.
    This is a serious security problem.
    Please enable the password to be transmitted in an encrypted format.

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  19. Make Access Available on Macs

    I love Office for Mac, but the glaring issue is the lack of Access. Mac users would really appreciate this getting added to the package. Especially since it is advertised as included with Microsoft 365 and no where on the site does it say it doesn't work with Macs.

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  20. Improve the Listbox Control

    Because the Listbox control doesn't support text alignment or having a different font colour and formatting per cell, it's sometimes necessary to use a ListView, which has to be programmatically filled and formatted.

    It would be a great time saver and enhancement to the ListBox if it could support left/center/right horizontal text alignment per column and the ability to apply formatting to specific "cells", perhaps using RTF code or conditional formatting.

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