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Allow presentations to have mixed orientations

Allow portrait and landscape in same presentation

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I believe this was a feature i have used in the Windows version and would appreciate the same functionality for the MAC

  • Mo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think not only mixed orientation is an important feature, but also mixed slide sizes (A3 and A4). Management, Engineering, and Technology Consulting firms and others, would greatly benefit from mixed orientation and mixed sizes.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a really helpful feature. Some graphics in a presentation just don't work with the landscape orientation, and having two separate presentations (like I'll have to do in a class tonight) artificially breaks up the content into format and not subject matter. I vote for the ability to have both portrait and landscape oriented slide options within a single presentation.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PowerPoint can be so much more than just a slide presentation. Having this ability will take PP to a whole new level. As a teacher, it has become such a valuable tool in lesson planning, documenting student work, tracking progress, etc. Please make this happen!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, absolutely - this would be a great idea and it is about time to allow such flexible features. Thank you!

  • Grégoire GAUTIER commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Bonjour,

    je trouve ça juste incroyable qu'un logiciel qui est si souvent utilisé et depuis des décennies ne puisse pas laisser ses utilisateurs créer une présentation avec des slides pouvant avoir des hauteurs différentes indépendamment les unes des autres. Aujourd'hui on imprime de moins en moins nos présentations et ça serait une valeur ajoutée vis à vis de vos concurrents qui eux non plus ne permettent pas cette fonctionnalité qui devrait être basique selon moi. Un simple scroll permettrait par exemple de ne pas découper un design de page Web ou tout autre design en fait, histoire de ne pas perdre l'attention des spectateurs ou de bidouiller des switchs entre deux applications.

    D'autre part, il serait plus que sympathique d'avoir la possibilité de mettre les unités en pixels comme il serait encore plus sympathique que l'application ne change pas nos valeurs. Par exemple si je travaille sur un format A4 et que je mets une forme rectangulaire avec une hauteur de 21cm, l'application me met transforme une fois sur deux le 21cm par un 21,01cm. C'est juste pas possible donc par pitié faites en sorte de faire des efforts car on a l'impression qu'au fil des années vous ne changer uniquement que l'aspect esthétique de l'interface alors que vous pourriez faire tellement plus.

    Vos concurrents sont soient des outils Cloud que les grandes entreprises sont frileuses d'utiliser pour des questions de sécurité soit des alternative Apple comme Keynotes ou Adobe avec InDesign. Seulement voilà, avec Keynotes on ne peut pas non plus régler la hauteur d'une slide indépendamment de toutes celles contenues dans la présentation et avec InDesign, c'est impossible d'utiliser des GIFs, ou des Vidéos car l'export est en PDF.

    Je joins à ce message mon email en espérant que vous me contacterez une fois que vous aurez corrigé les problèmes que j'ai évoqué dans votre logiciel de présentation.

    Par ailleurs, merci pour la lecture de ce commentaire.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I often use PowerPoint to design simple posters for flyers and whatnot - it's easy to move stuff around and get it to line up and is perfectly adequate for my needs. I'd like to be able to have an Insert Page Break or Section (or whatever it is that does this in Word) to change the orientation for a discrete subsection of the .pptx so that I can print portrait and landscape from the same file please.

    I rarely project these files (though when I'm giving presentations I probably do want all slides in one direction) but the workaround posted here (from which I've arrived) looks handy for those who want that https://support.office.com/en-us/article/can-i-use-portrait-and-landscape-slide-orientation-in-the-same-presentation-d8c21781-1fb6-4406-bcd6-25cfac37b5d6

    Ta, Jo

  • Mr. J commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please enable this, seems like such an obvious, basic feature to have!

  • Sam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature would help us to save time and money. (our Business is presenting)

  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please find a way to enable both landscape and portrait orientation in a single slide for powerpoint on a Mac

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am a professor at a Medical School and teach students of various disciplines. My lecture presentation is in portrait mode for students' convenience but if I can arrange some slides in the same continuous teaching in landscape mode, then it will allow me to present larger images without sacrificing the resolution. I hope Microsoft adds this feature in the next update.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    for more flexible display of tabular information a mixed orientation or portrait and landscape would be desirable

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