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  1. Open XML SDK - add a support to save Word docx as PDF. 3rd party tools are costly and do not render complex docx as SaveAs2 of Word Interop.

    Word Interop is a nice solution, yet very slow (comparing to OpenXml) and unreliable (we encountered that if a user clicks Ctrl+C to copy something, whilst Interop is running in a background, generating multiple documents, its content will be pasted onto one of those documents, although the user intended to paste it somewhere else) . There are 3rd party solutions to save as PDF from OpenXml, yet they do not render correctly our relatively complex invoices (header with image and table, footer with table and so on), so for now we ended up to generate them all as docx and…

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  2. Collapsible vba procedures

    By default each procedure should only have the first procedure line (header) visible with an expand button to show all lines within the procedure. Currently a lot of time is spend scrolling through code.

    I would also like to see the two drop downs for general and declarations changed to a tree view on the left so that I can more easily navigate procedures and methods.

    220 votes
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  3. Office UI Fabric Angular Components for Angular 2+

    Create a angular component library for the office UI fabric. There is currently a library for Angular JS and React, but not for modern versions of Angular.

    198 votes
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  4. Improve VBA IDE: Highlight start and end of Blocks e.g. If/End If, With/End With, Do/Loop etc

    It would be great if the VBA IDE would highlight...

    (a) The start and of Blocks such as If/End If. So if you highlighted the "If" the matching "End If" would also be highlighted. This would be great for both coding but also auditing inherited code.

    (b) Highlight incomplete Blocks: so if you start "If" it's red until such time the closing "End If" is added

    135 votes
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  5. Improve VBA IDE (MS Access): better integration with SQL Server for query development in Access Front End

    Access can link to SQL Server tables but it would great if it had the same intellisense that SQL Server has for writing SQL Statements directly into the VBA IDE. So if you referred to a linked (or local) table in your VBA code then typed the period, intellisense would show the available fields.

    117 votes
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  6. Improve VBA IDE: Line numbering by default

    Line numbering is essential for efficient error trapping. It would be great if the VBA had line numbering by default. To be effective, it should...

    (a) automatically renumber when code is edited
    (b) be able to be toggled between show/hide

    85 votes
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  7. Improve VBA IDE: improved code coloring

    I think the color coding of the Office VBA IDE could be improved to match, say, that of NoteBook++.

    If you copy your VBA code into NoteBook++ (and select Language: Visual Basic) you'll see improved color coding compared to the current VBA IDE. For example:

    (a)Line Numbers are red
    (b)The colors are easier to see (more contrast) and customizable
    (c) Characters between parentheses are red e.g. Me.lstContacts.Column(20) where the 20 is shown in red
    (d) If you highlight text with the mouse, other occurences of the same text are highlighted on the page
    (e) string characters between quotes are grey

    29 votes
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  8. Extend Word JavaScript API to add the ability to modify style definitions, list templates, and document variables

    There should be a way for an Office web add-In to modify existing styles, list templates, and document variables without closing and reopening the document. The JavaScript InsertOoxml method allows you to introduce new styles, list templates, and document variables to the active document but not to modify existing ones. The same was true of the VBA InsertXML method. However, VBA provided easy, direct access to these objects via Document.Styles, Document.ListTemplates, and Document.Variables collections. For example, in VBA, modifying a style was as simple as ActiveDocument.Styles(“NameOfStyle”).Font.Size = #. In contrast, it appears that the only existing objects outside of a…

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  9. Give the VBA IDE a major overhaul finally

    It's been over 20 years since the VBA IDE was created in its present form. MS has since created a number of modern and efficient development environments. Even if the VBA environment has long been referred to as outdated: it is simply the everyday reality for the majority of professional Office developers (especially all serious Access developers). I can not imagine that it lacks capacity to MS to bring the VBA IDE into a more contemporary form.

    To insist that it would not be worthwhile to invest in an improved IDE, is roughly as if an automaker refuses any further…

    457 votes
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  10. Over a certain threshold return a URL to download the Attachment contents

    Instead of returning an enormous base64 string in JSON that has to be streamed by some event-based json parser, make things easy.

    For under 32K inline it
    For over 32k provide an endpoint

    response could be (inline)

    {
    inline: true
    content: (base64)

    }

    or not inline

    {
    inline: false
    content: 'http:xxxx/streamingservice.com/attachments/3293929349d"

    7 votes
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