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Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX)

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  1. 2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    Humm ... I was not aware of this. Are you *sure* this is the case in >= A2010 in VBA ?

  2. 8 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    +1

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  3. 10 votes
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    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    I have already posted this request and it is currently 'Under Review' (good news).

    http://access.uservoice.com/forums/319956-access-desktop/suggestions/10145388-new-event-on-access-application-window-close

    I suggest you delete this request and add votes to the request above :-)

  4. 24 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    I couldn't agree MORE. The total insanity on Microsoft's non-sizable dialog boxes is maddening. Almost ALL other applications have sizable dialog boxes..

    In the meantime, the tool below ... among other things ... adds one additional line to the References dialog ... a 100% improvement :-)
    And it's free!

    http://www.oaltd.co.uk/VBETools/Default.htm

    I've been using this for a long time. Works in ALL versions of Access, including A2016 on Windows 10.

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  5. 10 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    Just curious ... where do you envision using animated gifs ?

  6. 9 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    My motto to all users of our databases is: When In Doubt, Right Click. Pretty much everyone has got it by now.

    Also, what is wrong with clicking the X in the upper right hand corner of the Report ?

  7. 1 vote
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    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    It just needs to be a Client Setting instead of a setting that goes with each db.
    In fact, Name AutoCorrect should be removed completely, because it is inherently dangerous because it was never implemented correctly.

  8. 36 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Local Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    +1

  9. 31 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    Better save your votes:-)
    Besides, the Ribbon is infinitely superior the the legacy menus in every respect. However, I agree there should have been a Microsoft tool to create custom Ribbons.

  10. 45 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    Any comments. Oh wait, yes comments comments comments !

    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    We CLEARLY need an enhanced editor with Find & Replace. Wherein there are 3rd Party tools, the ones I've tried are quite buggy.

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  11. 7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 5 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    I totally agree. I am NOT a fan of tab documents either.

  13. 14 votes
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    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    That's not exactly what I meant. How would Microsoft determine this distinction in order to implement this feature ?

    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    Who would determine the distinction between 'dummies' and whatever category of user you are ?

  14. 27 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Local Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    Great ideas hear. Something I've wanted for a LONG time, especially for Queries !!

  15. 69 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Datasheet  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    Yes this behavior seems to have changed circa A2010, or at best inconsistent. In the past, you could set the ColumnOrder in Datasheet view - then File>>Save ... and the next time you open the Datasheet - that would be retained. However, this rarely seems to work now.

    So, my workaround is in VBA in the Form Load event to set the ColumnOrder property for a given text box, which always works, but a bit of a hassle.

  16. 2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    I don't think Access is a multi-treading/core application - as I recall.

  17. 13 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    Originally when the Ribbon was introduced in A2007, I seriously wanted the legacy menu bars to come back. But fast forward to today's world, I find the (custom) Ribbon paradigm superior to the legacy menu bars in every respect, from functionality to cosmetic appeal. So I let the notion of bringing back the legacy menus (which seems not likely to happen) quite a long time ago.

  18. 1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    Agree. And do not default to 'Popular Commands', which at best is very subjective. Default to All Commands, and have a simple Search box wherein you start typing (aka Type Ahead) and it starts matching your entry. So if I type "Send to" ... I will see Send To Back'.

  19. 2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    An Access MVP (Tom V) is working on an LTM on steroids that solves a lot of the issues with the current LTM. It's currently in beta testing and hopefully will be for sale in the near future.

  20. 3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Joe Anderson (Access MVP, aka DatabaseMX) commented  · 

    Great idea, but unlikely this will happen. Meanwhile there is good news:

    http://peterssoftware.com/ss.htm

    Unlikely Microsoft would (or could) ever reproduce Peter's tool, which I have used several times and it is truly awesome. Download the demo and check it out.

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