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  1. Remove button (Edit Anyway)!

    Remove button (Edit Anyway) when presentation (marked as final) to make it uneditable; to keep copyright on the presentations.

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    • Position guides by the numbers

      let us type in a number to position the guides rather than only being able to drag them into place. Sometimes that's too fiddly.

      14 votes
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      • Allow use of both landscape and portrait orientations

        Allow use of both landscape and portrait orientations in the same presentation. Logically, it would make sense to use section breaks to control use of this feature.

        23 votes
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        • Text wrapping

          Please include text wrap around for pictures, tables and other objects. Why would you include wrapping in other office products but not Power Point?

          169 votes
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          • Add an option to view a presentation in color-blind mode

            It is common to mark up slide content with red and green shapes, fonts, etc. These can lose their desired contrast to someone that is color-blind.

            PowerPoint already has the ability to view the presentation in grayscale and black and white views. Why not add another "Color Blind" mode, where you can choose the type of color blindness and simulate what an individual would see on the slide?

            6 votes
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            • page layout

              I think that in PowerPoint we should be able to choose whether we want a portrait page or a landscape page because somethings have to be done on portrait page but there is no option to select portrait page and I know we could use Word but it's not the same thing. What I'm trying to say is that you should add an option on whether we want a portrait page or a landscape page.

              5 votes
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              • Changing Language to apply to all slides.

                We share PowerPoint documents with Canada, and many times the language is not set to English, it is set to French. It shows many spelling errors in spellcheck and I can't set the language back to English to all slides at once. Each text box requires an individual language. I tried changing to outline mode and it still did not change. Sorry, I shouldn't have to set a macro to change the language in a presentation.

                12 votes
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                • Add a dropdown for font weights

                  There should be a secondary drop down to select weights. For example if I select Roboto for my font then I should be able to choose thin, light, regular, bold, etc...

                  It's counter intuitive in terms of UI/UX design to force the user to scroll through a huge list of every font on their computer to simply change the weight of a font.

                  5 votes
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                  • Cool text addition

                    I think you should combine with cooltext.com it would be very cool as they have lots of fonts and cool Fonts

                    4 votes
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                    • Picture transparency

                      Hi! Please add a feature to adjust the transparency of pictures as a whole.
                      This is a quite useful feature when creating master/ presentation sildes.
                      While you are at it, could you add a slider to the "Picture Tools"-tab to adjust the transparency of a picture?

                      ATM, you actually can adjust the transparency of a picture, but the process of doing has too many steps and is really uninuitive.
                      https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Make-a-picture-transparent-CE96AC80-5AFC-436C-AE3F-0C78009BF704?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1

                      4 votes
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                      • Save SVG to PDF as vectors

                        The recently added SVG support in PowerPoint is awesome! The next step is to ensure these SVGs are saved as vectors when saving as PDF. Rendering the SVGs produces very low quality PDFs.

                        8 votes
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                        • Update a presentation while presenting

                          As someone who uses PowerPoint for a school competition, I would like to be able to edit slides further into the presentation while I am in presenter mode. This will allow me to have one slideshow deck, presenting on a laptop and projector, while on either the same laptop or on a different computer through OneDrive, update slides ahead of me with winners information, etc. this allows me to deliver a higher quality presentation for the hundreds of students involved in our competition.

                          8 votes
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                          • Hotkey for Zoom

                            Allow assigning a hotkey that may be used during a presentation for zooming to a specific slide.

                            Here's how it would help.

                            Perhaps you have prepared a slide to be zoomed to in the event someone asks a question. But the question could be asked at any point during the presentation. It would be nice to have a global hotkey or some other method that could be pressed in order to spontaneously present the slide containing the needed information.

                            2 votes
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                            • DO NOT center view on selection when zoomed in on a portion of a large object

                              When zoomed in on a chart or other large complex object, if you select an element of the chart the view automatically snaps to the center of the object. This is especially annoying on charts when you've just clicked a control point, for example to resize the plot area, and instead of dragging the control point from the corner you are suddenly dragging it near the middle of the chart and can't drag back past the window limits while zoomed in. If I've taken the time to zoom in and laboriously pan over to view the portion of an object…

                              4 votes
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                              • "Save as picture" command for image exports -- give us resolution control!

                                The registry change/addition tutorial does not fix this function, as this only applies to full slide exports. This is the one major barrier that's keeping PowerPoint from being thought of as a truly robust tool.

                                2 votes
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                                • Wanted Font Categories for Easy Selection

                                  Fonts can be neatly categorized based on Bold,Italic,Serif etc or They can be sorted based on date installed.This will look cool and easy to select a font.Less Time Consuming for Projects.

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                                  • Need to add special character right above the text when editing equation in Powerpoint 2016

                                    When I used PPT 2007, I could add special character whatever I want right above the text using equation editor 3.0.
                                    (e.g. special character like hollow circle dot.)
                                    But with PPT 2016, I can't do this with the function in the ribbon menu. (I know I can do it with adding object of equation editor 3.0)
                                    The only characters that I can choose are limited to 10 in the "accent" ribbon menu.
                                    So my suggestion is to add additional "accent" ribbon menu which enables to add any special character right above the text.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Table Animation

                                      Please add the ability to add reveal animations on rows/columns in a table. Currently I have to draw boxes over reach row and make them fade on clicks to make them disappear to reveal the cells underneath. Thank you

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                                      • Font Substitution Issues

                                        Let's say you use a non-standard font, and that is any font that is not commonplace within PowerPoint or the Windows and Mac operating systems.

                                        Next, open this presentation with the non-standard font on another computer which does not have the font installed, and PowerPoint provides no info regarding the missing font. In fact, it just uses another font to display the same text.

                                        Why does it do so? There are multiple problems here:

                                        1. The recipient has no clue that one font was substituted with another.

                                        2. The font used as the substitute font cannot be identified.

                                        3. Worse,…

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                                        • data labels

                                          Fix data label incompatibility [VALUE] issue between PowerPoint 2013/2016 and PowerPoint 2010

                                          My organization creates reports with PowerPoint 2013/2016. Some of our clients who are still using PowerPoint 2010 see chart data labels displaying ‘[VALUE]’ rather than the value that should be displayed when viewing report we’ve created, yet those same values appear correctly in 2013/2016.

                                          The issue seems to be related to any deviation or editing of the data labels post graph creation in 2013/2016 such as moving the data label ‘by hand’ for legibility, entering additional text into the data label, or maybe even changing its color. It…

                                          2 votes
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