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  1. 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…

    34 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…

      74 votes
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      • 14 votes
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        • 27 votes
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          • Embedded Slides

            Changes in an "embedded slide" would update in all the other decks that have that slide.

            2 votes
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            • Ability to customize textbox shape

              This will allow a user to wrap a text box around an image or other object.

              I frequently want in image in a "corner" of a text box, and have the text wrap around like an "L" around the image. The only way to accomplish this is to put tabs/spaces on the line.

              10 votes
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              • I would love text wrap please

                I would love text wrap please

                11 votes
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                • 3 votes
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                  • change units from inches to pixels

                    Please give the option to change the units (globally) from inches to pixels - way more useful to think that way with a digital-only presentation.

                    5 votes
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                    • PowerPoint text wrap.

                      Please enable text wrap in PowerPoint.

                      4 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...

                        9 votes
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                        • footer formatting on layouts

                          I am writing about the issue of footer removal from the single slide layout.
                          When the checkbox “footer” on this specific layout is unchecked the footer is still not removed from the slide (normal view) but only its position is changed. The only one solution I found is to add second slide based on this layout, which is fine, and then remove the first one. Below I explain the issue more detailed.
                          This is the master slide (with slide number, date, footer):
                          screen: http://prntscr.com/fj7c55

                          Below is the last one layout in this master - the final slide which has no…

                          5 votes
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                          • I would love text wrap please

                            I would love text wrap please

                            10 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.

                              21 votes
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                              • Text wrapping around an inserted object would be great!

                                Text wrapping around an object on a Power Point slide would be SO helpful!

                                8 votes
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                                • Bring Acrylic materials to PowerPoint

                                  Windows 10 Creators Update introduced the Acrylic material as a major design element. It's part of the new Fluent Design System.

                                  To create good looking presentations that use the same modern design language, it would be great to have the option to use acrylic materials in Powerpoint as well.

                                  Acrylic materials use blur, a subtle texture as well as a color tint to make the background shine through. See:
                                  - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/style/acrylic
                                  - http://fluent.microsoft.com/

                                  4 votes
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                                  • 18 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…

                                      2 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

                                        24 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.

                                          16 votes
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