PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. 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.

    215 votes
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    • Problem with Digital laserpointer functionality in Powerpoint 2016 MSI version.

      When we use the digital laserpoint in the powerpoint presenter view of the Office 2016 MSI version. With certain presentation when we move the mouse a lot in the presenter view screen and then ask for the next sllide. The computer seems to hang for a couple of seconnds. If you then ask multiple times for next slide we get even the application stopped responding. If you wait long enough the presentation continues. We don't have the issue with Office 365 version latest build. The OS we use is Windows 10 latest build. With the latest build of Office click…

      28 votes
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      • 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 /…

        11 votes
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        • Support for Newtek NDI as Display Outputs

          NDI - Network Device Interface
          Is a cross platform royalty free Video Over IP technology. Predominantly used in Broadcast and Webcast type events but gaining popularity in other areas such as Digital Signage.
          Any computer can be an NDI Receiver so you can show presentation on many displays on a network.
          You can by dedicated NDI Receivers
          Ideally we would have the option to send PresenterView and PresentationView as separate NDI Sources.

          https://www.newtek.com/ndi/

          32 votes
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          • 24 votes
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            • Loop Slideshow checkbox on Ribbon

              Add "[ ] Loop Slideshow" checkbox to the Ribbon under Slide Show. We shouldn't have to to go to the old Set Up Slide Show Dialog.

              10 votes
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              • Stop motion paths from force snapping to objects and grid

                In Powerpoint it is impossible to freely move motion paths around other objects or freely within the grid. As they force snap to the grid etc. Can you make it possible to change this setting so that I can move motion paths freely and overlap them etc.

                https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UPPlQjxWrnm00TeZau_8mIOZ2oNeBOYd

                24 votes
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                • Ability to run a video in the background over multiple slides

                  Sometimes it would be useful to be able to run a background video over multiple slides... such as award ceremonies etc.

                  9 votes
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                  • Run in background / without window focus

                    Currently when the presentation window loses focus, PowerPoint pauses. It would be great if it could continue to run all animations, timed animations, video clips when the window loses focus (applicable to multi-screen displays).

                    8 votes
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                    • Animations of tables while in Presenter View

                      The table momentarily appears before animation starts using Presenter view in Microsoft Power Point 2016 standard.
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                      1. Create a blank presentation, or add a blank slide

                      2. Add a table. It does not need to have any data.

                      3. Add an entry animation for the table (i.e. Float in)

                      4. Start the presentation using Presenter View

                      In the presentation, not on the Presenter’s View screen, the table will momentarily appear before the animation starts. We have only experienced this issue with tables, while using presenter view on a dual monitor system.

                      4 votes
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                      • Please fix transition from Video to next slide

                        When transitioning from video to next slide the video reverts back to the beginning of the video before the transition. The transition should start where video ended not revert back to start of video. Please help.

                        7 votes
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                        • Do not jump to next slide while scrolling in zoomed slide.

                          I want to scroll on the current slide without changing slides all the time.

                          9 votes
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                          • The ability to import a PDF like a Photo Album, where each PDF page becomes a separate slide.

                            At the moment, if we are given a PDF to run at an event we have to run it separately from PPT.
                            It would be great to be able to import it into PPT and have each page of the PDF populate a separate slide like the Photo Album feature.

                            4 votes
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                            • Option for Objects "Only visible in presenter view"

                              There are a lot of "hidden" triggers in our presentations (rectangles with "no line" and "not filled"). The presentations are used by our sales people around the world.
                              It is always hard for one who didn't design the presentation to know all functions; especially if there are triggers on objects which are not even visible in the design view.
                              The idea here is to have e.g. callouts for these hidden triggers ("Press here to ....") which are only visible on the presenter view. Thus no additional Word-documentation is necessary which is always old and causes double work.

                              4 votes
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                              • ability to add transparency to images without placing them into the shape

                                when image is placed on slide and you can make it transparent, simply going to Picture tools - formatting and add transparency

                                38 votes
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                                • Zoom effect

                                  Hi office dev team,
                                  First I want to give you an applause for adding zoom to powerpoint, so we are not far away behind prezi users. I got a few suggestion for zoom feature.
                                  1. Please add the ability to hide the text (especially texts that will appear later via animation) from the zoom slide picture. I can make it by changing the picture, but it would be nice if I can hide it by a click
                                  2. Please add the ability to crop zoom picture, so I can make it square instead of rectangular without compromising the whole picture …

                                  13 votes
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                                  • Allow rounded rectangle radius

                                    Allow you to select rounded rectangle and enter radius in formatting area so you can set radius to be the same for different objects easily.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • morph transition

                                      Provide a more clear option for linking objects between the first and second slide in a Morph transition. Currently the only way to do this is to include identical text in both objects. It would be better to be able to explicitly tell morph that two objects are the same object - perhaps through it's name as found in the Selector pane.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • eydropper to pick up the color

                                        I wish eyedropper can pick up the color from anywhere on a screen and also being available when creating custom color palette

                                        34 votes
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                                        • Align objects in circle

                                          It shall be possible to align objects in circle/oval. Kindly support the below features
                                          1) It shall be possible to align 3 or more Ovals
                                          2) It shall be possible to align 3 or more Rectangles
                                          3) Once arranged, keeping the objects selected, it shall be possible to increase or decrease the radius of this circle
                                          4) It shall be possible to achieve 3) with key combinations CTRL+SHIFT + >/<
                                          5) It shall be possible to change the arrangement to horizontal oval with key combinations CTRL + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW/RIGHT ARROW
                                          6) It shall be possible to change the…

                                          4 votes
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