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  1. Allow use of both landscape and portrait orientations

    Allow use of both landscape and portrait orientations in the same presentation. Logically, it would make sense to use section breaks to control use of this feature.

    34 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.

      15 votes
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      • 6 votes
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        • 6 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

            10 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.

              6 votes
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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?

                179 votes
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                • 6 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?

                    6 votes
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                    • individual Slide Orientation

                      Its 2017, shouldn't we be able to have individual slides that can either be portrait or landscape?

                      3 votes
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                      • User Settings for Alt Text

                        I just inserted some stock imagery in the latest update and was surprised to see the alt text associated with it popup at the bottom. It eventually went away, but it would be great to have a user setting to turn off this feature. It could get kind of annoying.

                        4 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.

                          6 votes
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                          • connect to everything in office 2016 and office 365

                            Link our account to microsoft office to office 365.

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                            • page layout

                              I think that in PowerPoint we should be able to choose whether we want a portrait page or a landscape page because somethings have to be done on portrait page but there is no option to select portrait page and I know we could use Word but it's not the same thing. What I'm trying to say is that you should add an option on whether we want a portrait page or a landscape page.

                              5 votes
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                                • Changing Language to apply to all slides.

                                  We share PowerPoint documents with Canada, and many times the language is not set to English, it is set to French. It shows many spelling errors in spellcheck and I can't set the language back to English to all slides at once. Each text box requires an individual language. I tried changing to outline mode and it still did not change. Sorry, I shouldn't have to set a macro to change the language in a presentation.

                                  13 votes
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                                  • "Save as picture" command for image exports -- give us resolution control!

                                    The registry change/addition tutorial does not fix this function, as this only applies to full slide exports. This is the one major barrier that's keeping PowerPoint from being thought of as a truly robust tool.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Update a presentation while presenting

                                      As someone who uses PowerPoint for a school competition, I would like to be able to edit slides further into the presentation while I am in presenter mode. This will allow me to have one slideshow deck, presenting on a laptop and projector, while on either the same laptop or on a different computer through OneDrive, update slides ahead of me with winners information, etc. this allows me to deliver a higher quality presentation for the hundreds of students involved in our competition.

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Cool text addition

                                        I think you should combine with cooltext.com it would be very cool as they have lots of fonts and cool Fonts

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Save SVG to PDF as vectors

                                          The recently added SVG support in PowerPoint is awesome! The next step is to ensure these SVGs are saved as vectors when saving as PDF. Rendering the SVGs produces very low quality PDFs.

                                          8 votes
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