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  1. 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…

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    • 16 votes
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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.

        17 votes
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        • 13 votes
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          • Distribute Animations

            Users should have the ability to "distribute" multiple animations mathematically rather than having to painstakingly and manually move items back and forth in the animation pane or type in increasing delays on each one. Just select all desired contiguous animations, right-click and hit "distribute" and let PPT do the work. Just like distributing objects across a slide...

            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

              15 votes
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              • Snap to Grid should work for the Freeform shape or in the Edit Points mode for all shapes

                In the current version of PowerPoint, you cannot enable snap to grid when drawing a Freeform shape, or when using Edit Points to modify any shape. This really limits the precision and therefore the usefulness of these drawing tools in PowerPoint (other other Office apps). I understand Snap to Grid worked as described above in PowerPoint a long, long, time ago. Please bring this feature back in 2017.

                3 votes
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                • I would love text wrap please

                  I would love text wrap please

                  3 votes
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                  • Please disable auto re-centering of slide when zoomed in.

                    Example:

                    1. I draw a small circle on the left upper corner of a slide and a small square near the circle.
                    2. I zoom in 400% on the circle and square.
                    3. I delete the circle.

                    Now what happens is the slide re-centers itself so that I can no longer see the square, and I must zoom out to locate the square, then zoom back in. This is ANNOYING. It is a HUGE waster of time, and it would be AWESOME if this function could be disabled. PLEASE.

                    9 votes
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                    • Insert picture into table

                      Allow pictures to be inserted in a table cel so that if you make adjustments to the position or size of the table, the picture moves or gets resized automatically. It's become fairly standard to include images in tables and it's a major waste of time to have to manually move or resize images when new rows or columns are added or the position changes.

                      3 votes
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                      • Allow disabling of Design Ideas

                        It is really annoying as you can't disable it and comes up with useless ideas

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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?

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                          • Works Cited

                            Maybe it us useful to let the "Works Cited" page be filled with the sources that you have used throughout your presentation automatically. When you copy something it prints the source as well, let that information automatically go to the Works Cited page.

                            3 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?

                              7 votes
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                              • Foreground slide master in adittion to existing background slide master

                                The existing slide master is positioned in the background, but what we need is exactly the same as the existing slide master but one that is positioned in front of the slides.
                                This way you can easily place a companies .png logo images with transparent background on top of a slideshow with full width images, or create menu bars with different shapes that mask out full image slides. Like the existing slide master, it is also important to create 2nd level master slides based ot the (1st level) master slide

                                2 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.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • I would love text wrap please

                                    I would love text wrap please

                                    2 votes
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                                    • SVG and Icons should support Gradient Fill

                                      SVG doesn't support gradient fill. Every nice icon has some sort of gradient, you should add support to it.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • dial

                                        The Surface Dial has great potential for presenting in PowerPoint

                                        Dial previous and next for clide or Animation
                                        Dial forward and backwards on running video
                                        Press for New Inking slide to draw notes as a white board

                                        For working in the Ribbon, selecting colour line thinkness etc, depending upon which Panel the mouse or pen is resting.

                                        The dial is way more tactile than the mouse when building animated slides... and this from a non-artist but ehavy Powerpoint user.

                                        1 vote
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                                        • Copying from one presentation to another

                                          When copying and pasting slides from one presentation to another INCLUDE any transition and embedded audio.

                                          This allows simple inclusion of small presentations taken from a library of hundreds into a single personalised stock presentation that can be emailed.

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