PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. Improved inking experience within slides

    Inking in PowerPoint is an incredibly important tool for capturing feedback and marking up slides (way more effective than a laser pointer). Ink is a very important way to engage with an audience. However, the in-slide ink experience is very poor generally and needs improvements such as:


    1. Effective palm rejection - accidental touch pen artifacts and unexpected slide advances are common when presenting with touch and pen.


    2. More Colors: In PowerPoint 2007 you could select from a large set of colors in the pen palette while presenting. The current limited set appeared in PP2010 and has not changed since.


    3. Changing…

    280 votes
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  2. Slide notes layout gets messed up when switching from local to web and vice versa

    Hi everyone,

    Since we moved to Office 365, we've had issues with speaker notes (or slide notes). Because people work in collaboration on PPT documents, they don't always use the same app: web, local, mobile.

    What we've observed is that if someone starts slide notes in local, and then opens the PPT in the web (or vice versa), the layout of the slide notes becomes unmanageable, and unprintable. Since those notes are usually for higher management, it becomes difficult for my team to provide them with clean, well-printed speaker notes.

    The only way we found that works is to use…

    46 votes
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  3. Presenter View – Automatically extend the arrow display to the Audience Screen, when the arrow is over the current slide of Presenter View.

    Presenter View – Automatically extend the PPT arrow display to the Audience Screen, when the arrow is over the current slide of Presenter View. Speakers using Presenter View often have to look behind them to see where their mouse pointer is on the Audience Screen. This is very distracting to the audience and causes the speaker to lose track of where they are in their presentation.

    There is an option to turn on the laser pointer, which extends from the Presenter View to the Audience Screen, but speakers often forget to turn this feature on or forget to turn it…

    72 votes
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  4. lock shape or text in the slide, to stop by mistake moving.

    the selection in the ppt is smart, but sometimes we move things not like to move it, so i suggest to add option in the drawing tools can make a shape or text box locked to move

    26 votes
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  5. Morph Transition Animation

    Create a Morph Animation which looks at the position of an object on a prior slide and moves only that object individual within traditionally established animation sequences (instead of being bound to slide transition).

    55 votes
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  6. Rich text formatting of Notes Pane should be visible in Normal View and Presenter View as well.

    It would be nice to have richtext formatting also visible in the Notes pane in the Normal view. There actually are context-sensitive options to highlight text, change font size, use colors, but it is only visible in the Notes Page view. Currently, it is only bold and italic that is displayed in the Normal View.

    52 votes
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  7. 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…

    395 votes
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  8. 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 /…

    371 votes
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  9. Configuring how total number of slides is displayed on slides (ex. 1 of 10)

    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.

    Feature variations:
    - #
    - # of #
    - slide # of #

    Ability to not show count on hidden slides.

    1,418 votes
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  10. Embed video search from Microsoft Stream

    You should be able to search and pick the video you need from a window inside PowerPoint. Find your video a get the option if this should be a link or embedded "compressed" into the PowerPoint.

    15 votes
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  11. 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…

    59 votes
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  12. Automatic Video compression

    Let PowerPoint automatically compressed video, have it as an option in save that all video (images) are automatically compressed. Employees always forget to compressed videos. By having it automatically compress video (and images) it will help OneDrive and Sharepoint to save disk space and help with sync problems.

    20 votes
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  13. Enhance Reuse Slides for PowerPoint 365

    The Reuse Slides feature is really useful in light of its integration with OneDrive and SharePoint for 365, but the lack of the following features is incredibly frustrating and renders it rather unhelpful:


    1. Select All Slides

    2. Select Slides in a Section

    3. Select Multiple Slides

    Would love to see these features incorporated.

    7 votes
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  14. Make "No outline" the default for shapes

    The current default, when adding shapes is same color outline. Most of us have to either reshape and make it as default shape, but we need to apply it to each presentation.
    Let "No outline" be the default.

    11 votes
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  15. Option to customize Powerpoint colors. I'm Color Blind and cannot see which slide is selected in the thumbnails in Dark Mode.

    I'm Color Blind and I cannot easily see which slide is selected in the thumbnails when using the Dark Mode. The Dark mode is usually better for my eyes.
    We could have an option to change that color (that I don't know - I think green), or an option to increase the thickness of that borderline around the thumbnails.

    17 votes
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  16. More configuration options for Subtitles (Live Closed Captioning)

    My church loves using the new live closed captioning / subtitles, especially for when the pastor is giving their sermon. We've tried it for a few weeks now and have a few enhancement suggestions.


    1. Allow the text to be larger than the max of 200% that is currently there


    2. Allow the ability to show more lines than 2. Preferably, something that could take up the entire screen.


    3. When the pastor talks quickly, it is really hard for people to speed read. It would be great if there was a way we could slow down the closed captioning even if its…

    18 votes
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  17. 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.

    31 votes
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  18. 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?

    60 votes
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  19. Better compression for pptx created from a template model

    Either for PowerPoint for Windows 10 or Office 365 for business;
    I found that a model is kept as is when a pptx file is created from a template potx file. This can make documents much more heavier than they should be, when copied every-time as a starter for reproducing documents.
    If the user stays conform to the concept, He/She would always use templates (potx files) for pptx generation, and not other pptx files. This can be less productive, but way more efficient (general performance / digital carbon footprint).
    A trade-off could be to offer on saving a document to…

    3 votes
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  20. Re-allow embedded YouTube videos and other online sources

    YouTube videos used to utilise the embed code but they now use the URL. This is great, but if you need to auto-enable closed captions or privacy-enhanced mode, then this isn't possible (and no, adding the ccloadpolicy to the YouTube URL doesn't work, it seems to be ignored when played in Powerpoint). Can we either have YouTube's embed re-enabled, or allow options such as turning on closed captions?

    26 votes
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