PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. NDI output support for PowerPoint

    I'd like to recommend a feature to be added to the PowerPoint application. NDI is a high quality, low latency professional video IP format that I think would be a good addition to this application. I would allow you to share the output of PowerPoint on other peoples computer using a free NDI Monitor application or send the output into professional video production solutions.

    The Skype team at Microsoft has added NewTek NDI support into their product. PowerPoint would be the next product that I think should be enhanced with this royalty free technology. You can learn more about NDI…

    296 votes
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  2. Clipart

    in Powerpoint 2010 we could use Clipart and customize it to include company graphics, which were indexed and thus searchable via keywrds.
    That allowed our users to create a presentation with our company's concepts and graphics.
    Starting in PowerPoint 2013 this option was removed, and replaced by 2 options:
    1. The Bing online search for images and clip-arts (which searches for generally available graphics on the Internet)
    2. Connect to the user's OneDrive and add files from there. (which are personal user files)
    Both of these options do not deliver what we need, which is a centrally managed (add /…

    256 votes
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  3. Automatically show the total number of slides

    PowerPoint allows me to insert slide numbers. I'd like to be able to have it worded as "2 (of 12)", "3 (of 12)", etc.

    905 votes
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  4. Pen strokes lag on external display in Presentation View when writing on slides in the Presenters View

    This is more of a bug than a feature request, but I was directed here by Microsoft support – they said this bug is “by design”, but I don’t think it really is…

    For the initial discussion, see here:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/pen-lags-on-external-display-presenting-powerpoint/720337ef-30d4-4fcd-87b1-254f708e1246

    To summarize it again: When I show PowerPoint slides with my computer connected to an external display, I can write on the Presenter View's slide – the strokes are smooth and the pixels appear “on-the-fly” on the slide where I write them. However, in the Presentation View, the pen writing lags behind: it only shows up in the Presentation View…

    53 votes
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  5. PowerPoint version for Designers

    I would LOVE to see a leveled-up version of PowerPoint for presentation designers that gave us control over all of the things we can't control in the standard version of PPT. Something where we could create a design system and the output would be a standard PPT template. Can we have that please?

    31 votes
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  6. Ink to Text not working properly in PowerPoint 2016

    "Convert your Ink" button is not showing up when using Ink to text in Microsoft Office PowerPoint version 1811 for Windows 10 Surface Pro 1809 OS Build 17763.134. Please fix this.

    50 votes
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  7. Improve it.

    Improving

    15 votes
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  8. Half arrow, 'tee' arrow, and combined half arrow with 'tee'

    There exists a modeling language called bond graphs where 'elements' are connected by power bond which are depicted as lines with half arrows on one end. Also, there is a 'causal' stroke added to either end of the power bond line. This causal stroke is a short vertical line, perpendicular to the bond line (let's call it a 'tee' end). It would be extremely useful to have three more arrow style options: 1) half arrow, 2) half arrow with tee at tip of arrow, and 3) 'tee' arrow head

    27 votes
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  9. Add a SIMPLE "paste as text" keyboard shortcut.

    I just saw the most ridiculous shortcut reference for "paste as text only" in PowerPoint: Alt, H, V, S, Up Arrow, Enter.

    That up arrow part doesn't work, but wow, so many fingers. Then I found that hitting CTRL and then T after CTRL+V works. Better, but seriously, why is there no one-shot key command for paste as text in this day and age?

    23 votes
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  10. Introduce the concept of layers to Powerpoint Templates

    As the title says, Microsoft should introduce the concept of content layers, particularly for the Templates, with a minimum of 3 layers: background, content, foreground! It is currentlyimpossible, for example, to have page numbers, or logos, or whatever, that are part of the template to allways show on top, simply because the regular content (entered by the user in the actual slides) will always be "above" the template content... In all honesty, this is pretty silly and severily limiting any real template design.

    19 votes
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  11. custom & eye-dropper highlight color options

    Custom and eye-dropper colors for highlighter colors. Please allow full-range RGB/HEX color scales with shading for highlighter colors.

    19 votes
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  12. Improve error msg "PowerPoint can't start this feature because you currently have a Visual Basic for Applications project in break mode."

    This message is displayed when there is an unhandled error in a customUI callback. It's extremely difficutl to debug as it can occur as PowerPoint and it's registered add-ins load. What is "this feature"? Which add-in caused it? Why can't we enter debug mode? I posted to @Office365 below and raised an in-app frown as this could affect many many users. This thread (with MVP input) demonstrates the Heisenbug nature of the issue: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54432885/periodically-getting-vba-break-mode-error-messages-when-loading-ribbon-controls

    7 votes
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  13. Notes Panel should be at right or allow to change position

    There is no reason to keep "Notes Panel" at slide bottom, nowdays almost everyone has a wide screen, the current position is uncomfortable for editing.
    This panel should be at right or allow to change position.

    41 votes
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  14. Notes Master page resize

    Currently there is no way to resize the notes master page without editing the .xml properties. We need to be able to resize this through the GUI to fix arbitrary file corruption happening on our presentations.

    6 votes
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  15. Ability to change language for whole presentation with one click

    I would love to be able to change the spelling check of WHOLE document/presentation with ONE click. As a bilingual student i write papers in different languages but always struggle with changing the spelling check. I dont want to select whole document i just would like to change global language for my project with one simple click.

    7 votes
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  16. Insert Slide within the ... option of the touch interface buttons

    Currently when using a touchscreen with Powerpoint you can jump to a blackboard or whiteboard, but when you come out of this, as far as I can see the information is lost!! Either: Retain this information as a slide, or as some third party apps do (Smarttech) they allow the insertion of a new slide on the fly, where you can annotate ideas. This can then be saved as part of the presentation. This is a big miss at the moment

    13 votes
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  17. Skeletal animation

    Add a feature that will allow you to move the pivot point of a shape anywhere by dragging it. This will make skeletal animation possible.

    17 votes
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  18. Improve Coauthoring

    My End users are having issues with CoAuthoring. When one person deletes a text box and saves, the text box reappears. This is useless to the team. Also, when the person who opened the Power Point Presentation leaves (closes) , the others lose their work. How about at least a dialog box warning the other Coauthors will lose their work. Even better, make is so they won't lose their work.

    5 votes
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  19. Need Word implemented Track Changes in Powerpoint

    Need to have the ability to edit a slide and show track changes so others can see in addition to the adding comments that exist. want it to be the same as the way Word does it.

    4 votes
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  20. Unit of Measurement Options

    It would be awesome if the base application spacing weren't restricted to Inches / Centimeters. There should be an option to set the baseline unit of measurement to pixel-based formats.

    This would extend to things such as slide padding, grid density, item formatting options (border thickness, padding, margin). PowerPoint has the potential to be an amazing wireframing tool, but without the inherent support for app-based layouts, it makes it difficult to explore more robust ideas.

    16 votes
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