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  1. Make Microsoft Forms add-in for PowerPoint a true add-in (that can be deployed) so users can use it without having access to the store

    Currently Microsoft forms for PowerPoint is not an add-in as such, and therefore if your office tenant has "users can access the store" turned off it does not work. Most add-ins are admin deploy-able which is a workaround that is suitable for most add-ins. However, this is not an add-in so cannot be used.

    Context: Schools!

    122 votes
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  2. Permanent display of media file running/remain times.

    I have PowerPoint presentations which use audio on almost every slide. It would be very useful to be able to display the running/remain time for media files, either in presenter view or slideshow. In normal view, hovering over the loudspeaker icon brings up a temporary bar graph display but I would love to have something like that (either graphic or in figures) on screen in actual use.

    Thank you.

    29 votes
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  3. Bring back copy comments feature when copying slides

    It is much easier to delete the comments from a copied slide than to recreate all the comments when trying to combine two presentations into one.

    78 votes
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  4. recurring/linked text boxes (bookmark or linked field?)

    I'm sometimes called on to create reports in PPT. If useful, those reports may get replicated for another dept, or may turn into something that is updated monthly.

    There are often pieces of information that are repeated across multiple (but not all) slides. Manual updating of every textbox (that should all have the same content) is tedious, and when there are dozens or even hundreds of slides, sometimes something gets missed due to human error. The ideal solution would be some way to 'enter once, update all' to ensure that these text boxes all get updated correctly.

    I'm in an…

    9 votes
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  5. PowerPoint Games

    Many people's dream is to create games and knowing how to program is often not so easy. The way out for many people (including me) is to create a simple Powerpoint game. Nowadays this is almost a reality, but PowerPoiunt needs minor adjustments to make it perfect (some of these adjustments are not limited to just creating games):


    • Iframe in the web version for PPSX files could have an option to not show the control buttons at the bottom of the screen. The click of the mouse would be at the discretion of just how the user chose (for example,…

    36 votes
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  6. Allow the creation of table templates

    Provide the ability to create a table template which supports fixed/assigned elements by column or row which would replicate automatically when adding respective rows or columns to a PowerPoint table. Allow other other elements to be unique to the row. As an example, for each new row, carry down some element of the table (i.e. "minutes") while providing a separate column which contains the number of minutes and can vary by row. Each new row would include "minutes" in the correct column automatically.

    29 votes
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  7. Triangle shape with rounded corners

    It's so hard to manually make a triangle with rounded corners.
    We already have rectangles with rounded corners, why not have rounded corners for the other shapes as well?

    28 votes
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  8. Better alignment function

    PPT needs an alignment function similar to what is found in Adobe Illustrator, i.e. when aligning two or more objects, you can decide which one is the anchor point that the rest should be aligned to.

    E.g. Imagine I want to align my text box to a shape. Currently, PPT randomly brings the two together. But what if I want the shape position to stay intact and move my text into that shape, currently impossible. In Illustrator you simply choose both objects, then while the two are highlighted you can click on either one of the objects to define it…

    44 votes
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  9. Compress all embedded TIFF, BMP, EMF etc. images to PNG or JPG

    When users copy and paste images into PowerPoint, e.g. from screenshots, these are inserted into the file as uncompressed .TIFFs. Add a few of these, and the file size starts going way up, but the average user will not realise why. Sometimes users will insert bitmap format files such as EMF, BMP into presentations, not knowing that these could have been reduced in size by converting to a different format.

    Currently, the Compress Images tool (in Picture Format tab, or in the Save As dialog) doesn't dabble in formats. It only reduces file size where the image has been cropped…

    11 votes
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  10. Add support for Webp

    I just want a animated image format that have transparent background. Webp is one of them and It's very good. It can make my presentation have more interest and may improve performance in complex animated slides.

    25 votes
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  11. 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…

    404 votes
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  12. Show Notes with the Record Slide Show feature

    Currently, when using the Record Slide Show feature in the Slide Show tab of PowerPoint, there's no way to show the presenter Notes. Please add the option to show presenter Notes when Recording a Slide Show. Thank you.

    52 votes
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  13. graph paper background.

    If I had it, I could create more accurate pages for design layout reflecting realworld measurements. As an example. I am working on a project to design a property for a non-profit, where building dimensions set in lot dimensions need to be accurately reflected. It's hard to create facilities when I am guessing at the footprint of buildings on exactly sized land. With graph paper, real paper, and/or a ruler and protractor, I can make drawings reflect space...why can't this program have a graph paper background setting so I can do the same? I did see a ruler option, but…

    6 votes
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  14. Gradient transparency for pictures like in Corel DRAW

    Currently, we have no good tool for smooth blending between two pictures, using gradients with transparency. There is a workaround described there:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_EMlmmsRDU
    You draw a rectangle over the picture and fill it with color gradient with transparency. It works fine when you want to fade an edge of a picture over a plain background with a single color.
    You can also fade all edges of a picture using effects but the blending radius is limited (a radius slider would be helpful) and it does not help at all when you just want to blend one edge of a picture…

    7 votes
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  15. Make it possible for users to preserve subtitles in embedded videos when exporting a powerpoint presentation to video

    When exporting a powerpoint to .mp4 or .wav, it would be extremely helpful to have the ability to preserve subtitles in embedded videos. Saving a powerpoint as a .ppsx is a decent workaround but it does not help when creating a video to air on a local television station. I added subtitles in all my embedded videos - it took several hours - and they disappeared when I exported the powerpoint to video. I do not have the time to recreate all the subtitle files - it would save immense amounts of time to just have the subtitles there in…

    6 votes
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  16. Bring back timeout in kiosk mode

    At one time, PowerPoint did something quite useful for kiosk applications:

    If nobody touched the keyboard/mouse/whatever for XX seconds, the presentation would automatically hop back to the first slide.
    In other words, it'd automatically reset itself for the next person who viewed the kiosk.
    I don't remember when this disappeared, but it'd sure be a useful thing to bring back.

    How about an option in the Slideshow setup dialog:

    Reset after: [textbox] seconds

    17 votes
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  17. Support different size slides in a single PPT file

    When you customize the size of the slides, the setting will be applied to all slides in a file. But I would like to use different sizes of slides in a single PPT file. Please support using different aspect ratio slides in a single presentation!

    10 votes
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  18. YouTube caption set automatically in PowerPoint

    I am using an online YouTube video in my presentation. Looking forward if there is an automatic setting for the caption in PowerPoint.

    16 votes
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  20. Consistent design ideas across slides

    While Design Ideas feature is an excellent offering from Microsoft and help me on a daily basis and reduced my time significantly, I would suggest making the design ideas consistent across slides. Most of the time design ideas are not matching with previous slide designs or color schemes within the deck and also navigating through them is a pain.

    16 votes
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