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  1. Show Tools Vertically

    When the ribbons began being used, we lost the ability to display the toolbox vertically. Despite using the ribbon for several years now, I have not gotten faster at picking up the right tool quickly.

    When the toolbox could be displayed vertically, I practically didn't even have to look at the tools, I knew where they were positionally.

    It is much faster to design when the toolbox can be vertical.

    thanks

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  2. Save Last Path Used

    When Browsing for Importing, Exporting, or whatever, it would be nice to be able to have an option to use the last directory used -- even if the database has been closed.

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  3. Show Columname at top of Property Sheet in Query

    It is difficult to figure out which column of a query that properties are being set for. It would be nice to show the column name at the top of Property Sheet in a Query

    thank you

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  4. EnableEvents

    Currently, if a database is opened through code, it requires gymnastics to avoid running startup stuff. It would be nice for Access to have EnableEvents like Excel does

    thank you

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  5. System help forms - allow resize

    Lots of system help forms (i.E. on Query the search table or the references form in VBA to search DLLs ) are far too small and the user cannot resizre them, why ? Just allow to pull them bigger would help

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  6. Code Window in Form Design

    Instead of separate window where coding takes place outside of form design, have it as a window positionable beside or below the form design.

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  7. Intellisense/Builder Recognize Table/Query Aliases

    It would be nice if Intellisense/Builder would recognize Table/Query Aliases

    2 votes
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  8. QAT Filter

    There are lots of commands to choose for the QAT and finding what you want can take time. It would be nice to be able to filter the choices

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  9. Save/Restore Workspace

    Excel has an option to save and restore the workspace, which is very convenient for opening all the files and positioning them where they were before. With Access, of course, this would be objects in the current database instead of files.

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  10. BrowseTo add parameter OpenArgs

    Why not have an OpenArgs parameter like in docmd.openform ? Would enable to react in forms based on OpenArgs - especially helpful when you want to open a form on several places with different actions.

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  11. Reference from Relative Position in a Query

    In Queries, it would be nice to be able to reference a value in a record relative to the current one.

    For instance, many times it is required to get a difference in a changed value

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  12. Export Options

    When exporting, it would be nice to be able to choose how data in form/page headers/footers will be treated:


    1. as displayed

    2. only at top and bottom

    3. do not include

    especially for RTF and formats that will end up in Word

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  13. SaveAs

    I add SaveAs to my QAT -- but it would be nice if it was there by default.

    When Save As (for object) from the backstage or whatever it is being these days, does NOT show what you are looking at -- this makes naming difficult.

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  14. Close all but the active object

    It would be nice to have an option to Close All but the active object ... Close All would be ok too!

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  15. Just get the first record for each whatever in a list

    In queries, when there are multiple records for criteria, it would be nice if we could specify to just get the first record matching a certain condition but show all records matching criteria for the query.

    Example:
    list of all last order dates for a customer

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  16. Make the NOrthwind data base editable

    I like the northwind template but wish I could edit it.

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  18. Fix unwanted form resizing issues NOW!!!

    Rather than ask for a new feature, I'd prefer Microsoft get off their a** and finally fix the broken features Access already has. After years and years, there is no good reason whatsoever why MS Access forms keep blowing up during just because... potato. I use only popup forms. There is no reason why every once in a while my popup forms stop displaying at all, causing me to have to change the popup property to "No" and restart. After all these years of this very same BS, this is just retarded on Microsoft's part. And especially bad is when…

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  19. search queries by date or part of the name

    for me it would be very useful to be able to search queries by date or part of the name

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  20. Highlight or bold objects that are open in design or view mode in the object list pane

    Hello!

    We are using MS Office Professional Plus 2013.

    When working on more than one object in MS Access design mode, it is very easy to "stack" object windows on top of each other with the items underneath being "lost". It is possible to move another object that is open in design mode to the foreground by clicking on it in the object list pane (the list of objects on the left), but this is not always as easy as it could be because there could be a large number of objects of a particular type, and also the exact…

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