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  1. Need Align Tools Keyboard Shortcuts!

    The align tools are some of the most often used functions, but they are buried and have no keyboard shortcuts. Please give us something such as Alt-Shift-Right Arrow for right align and Alt-Shift-Left Arrow for left align, etc.

    Yes, I know you can add them to the QAT and Alt to get keyboard commands, but these should be built in and standard.

    (On the Mac, you can easily set shortcuts for these in the OS--which I do!)

    20 votes
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    • I'd like to mix landscape and portrait slides in the same presentation

      I'd like to mix landscape and portrait slides in the same presentation. How can I do this

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      • make presentations responsive to solve for 4:3 / 16:9 fights

        Somehow, I think, you would have to assign elements a property that would determine where they would go when slide size changed. Or have some sort of flexbox model built in. This would solve ALL of the ratio fights that breakout everywhere.

        10 votes
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        • High CPU usage for Slides that are stored in Onedrive

          CPU usage of Powerpoint is very high when the Powerpoint presentation is stored in a location that is synced by the Onedrive client, e.g. Sharepoint or Onedrive for Business.

          Copying the presentation to a local-only storage reduces CPU usage to normal levels.

          Unchecking "Sync Office 2016 Files" on the "Office" page in the Onedrive Sync Client (blue, 17.3.6998.0830) also reduces CPU usage to normal levels, but results in missing functionality.

          Could this be fixed?

          Discussion here:

          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_powerpoint-mso_win10-mso_o365b/high-cpu-usage-with-power-point/8a2b48ab-0b4d-4cd8-b53f-c4a5b1cc554e

          7 votes
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          • Text Wrapping should be avalible in Powerpoint

            When adding a picture to the PowerPoint, you do not get the option to Text Wrap meaning you cant keep typing, allowing the words to go around the outside of the image. This needs to be fixed soon, thanks.

            10 votes
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            • Zoom into slide to use it as canvas

              It should be possible to use a PowerPoint Slide as big canvas and then zoom into it (as an animation) to go more into detail of an object or section. This would be extremly useful combined with (more complex) diagrams / graphics (like SmartArt) to visualize (complicated) structures in a clearer (and cooler) way. Similar to Prezi, but PowerPoint should use both techniques (slides and canvas, in the form that slides are still the main elements but you can use a slide as canvas where it makes sense) and combine their advantages.

              34 votes
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              • give us more granularity in footer options

                If I go to the Notes Master, I can turn off the individual footer components individually. That is, I can turn off page numbers but not footer text. Or I can turn off the date field and leave page numbers and footers in place.

                Why can’t we have this same granularity on the slide masters and layouts? Please? Why is it all or nothing there?

                4 votes
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                • Text wrapping! WTF?

                  Leaving out the ability to wrap text around an object is one of the most RIDICULOUSLY STUPID things I've ever witnessed!! It existed in prior versions of PPT; why not Office 2016? It's a PRESENTATION SOFTWARE!

                  6 votes
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                  • PowerPoint 2016 Error: Chart Links to Wrong Data

                    Error: Duplicated chart reverts to data of original chart after the duplicated chart’s data has been changed. THIS IS NOT A FEATURE REQUEST, IT IS A REPLICABLE ERROR!

                    Steps to replicate error:
                    1. Open PowerPoint 2016
                    2. New: Blank Presentation
                    3. Insert Chart on slide: Stacked Column, this is slide 1
                    4. Close the Data Sheet that automatically opened
                    5. Duplicate slide 1, this is slide 2
                    6. Go to slide 2: open Edit Data in Excel
                    7. Change any data in the Excel worksheet: KEEP EXCEL DATA SHEET OPEN
                    8. Duplicate slide 2, this is slide 3, do not…

                    38 votes
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                    • Give an enamble/disable button for EPS insertion

                      Instead of just disabling EPS insertion for us, please include a check box somewhere so we can accept the consequences and be allowed to insert EPSs and see them instead of the can't be displayed message. Some of us are just plain not skilled enough to make changes to the registry and get it right. You have similar check boxes for Trust, VBA etc in Office products so you should be able to give this option as a setting and NOT a registry change. I don't think MS realizes what a game changer this is for those of us who…

                      111 votes
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                      • One click action for deleting unused slide masters

                        Many corporations have a standard branded template which includes many slide designs with a lot of very high resolution images. When creating a presentation only a small number of these are often be used but the file size can still be very large because of the slide designs stored in the master. It is possible to go into Slide Master view and delete all the unused layouts which will reduce file size considerably but this is a highly manual exercise when it should be a one-click operation, like a ‘publish’ command.

                        An example being a recent presentation that I worked…

                        4 votes
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                        • 7 votes
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                          • Wrap Text

                            Please bring it back

                            3 votes
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                            • 2 votes
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                              • Can create reusable custom shapes and items

                                I already posted a query with this wording in the forums but there seems to be no such feature

                                It would be useful to be able to save certain formatting and objects like styled boxes to be reusable in the same or other presentations. So for example I'm making tutorials and say I want a 'tip' box at the bottom of certain slides. Now to keep it consistent and save time I might want to save that styled box and just change the text inside and reuse this on multiple presentations without copying and pasting all the time.

                                It's like…

                                4 votes
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                                • NEW BUG - Shape fill disappears when creating pdf

                                  As of today I notice a new (very annoying) bug exists in PowerPoint when saving the presentation as PDF file.

                                  I can reproduce it as follows:
                                  (1) create a blank white presentation
                                  (2) delete all slides but the first one
                                  (2) add a shape with a fill color e.g. blue, that takes up the entire slide

                                  Save the presentation in PDF format.

                                  With PowerPoint 365 the shape fill turns "white" in PDF instead of blue. Only the border is displayed correctly.

                                  Interestingly, if I make the shape smalller, e.g. 2in x 2in it will be displayed correctly in the PDF…

                                  22 votes
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                                  • It would be really nice to be able to have the power point slides switch between portrait and landscape in the same presentation

                                    I need to be able to add pictures that are both landscape and portrait oriented. Because of the way power point is now setup I have to crop and resize photos to get them to fit into a created image (such as a photo frame created in Corel.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • I want to use Mouse Mischief on PowerPoint 2016

                                      Mouse Mischief on PowerPoint 2016 for Education use

                                      2 votes
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                                      • coca cola

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                                        • budu guna

                                          katina pinkama

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