PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. 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…

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    • 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 /…

      166 votes
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      • Automatically show the total number of slides

        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.

        548 votes
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        • Support for Newtek NDI as Display Outputs

          NDI - Network Device Interface
          Is a cross platform royalty free Video Over IP technology. Predominantly used in Broadcast and Webcast type events but gaining popularity in other areas such as Digital Signage.
          Any computer can be an NDI Receiver so you can show presentation on many displays on a network.
          You can by dedicated NDI Receivers
          Ideally we would have the option to send PresenterView and PresentationView as separate NDI Sources.

          https://www.newtek.com/ndi/

          54 votes
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          • Performance issue in displaying Shapes list in PowerPoint (Version 1811)

            In Windows 7, PowerPoint (Version 1811), icons are renewed, takes much longer to display shape lists than older version such as Version 1807.

            My testing is following.

            Windows 7 + New icon in Office 365 ProPlus (Version 1811) : 2.0 sec
            Windows 7 + Old icon in Office 365 ProPlus (Version 1807) : 0.5 sec

            Windows 10 + New icon in Office 365 ProPlus (Version 1811) : 1.0 sec
            Windows 10 + Old icon in Office 365 ProPlus (Version 1807) : 0.8 sec

            Reference:
            Your ribbon icons have a new look
            https://support.office.com/en-us/article/your-ribbon-icons-have-a-new-look-c6bc4cd8-d151-41d3-8276-fc7c9975eb79

            PowerPoint (Version 1811) in Windows 7 should display…

            6 votes
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            • Do not jump to next slide while scrolling in zoomed slide.

              I want to scroll on the current slide without changing slides all the time.

              27 votes
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              • Half arrow, 'tee' arrow, and combined half arrow with 'tee'

                There exists a modeling language called bond graphs where 'elements' are connected by power bond which are depicted as lines with half arrows on one end. Also, there is a 'causal' stroke added to either end of the power bond line. This causal stroke is a short vertical line, perpendicular to the bond line (let's call it a 'tee' end). It would be extremely useful to have three more arrow style options: 1) half arrow, 2) half arrow with tee at tip of arrow, and 3) 'tee' arrow head

                5 votes
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                • Allow editing of an embedded spreadsheet during a live webinar.

                  Allow editing of an embedded spreadsheet during a live webinar. Working from a second screen it will be great if we could make changes to the spreadsheet which reflect on a live presentation. Currently when a range of the spreadsheet is pasted special as a Microsoft Excel worksheet object, changes can be made in the spreadsheet that reflect into the presentation. As soon as PowerPoint is changed from an editing mode to a presentation mode the spreadsheet closes and further changes cannot be made. Excel should remain open.

                  6 votes
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                  • Include tiles from Power BI dashboards and reports

                    I have a bunch of data that I visualize in Power BI and I'd like to include it in my PowerPoint presentations. I view the need similarly to how Slide Library is implemented - PPT should be able to grab a tile from a PBIX file or the PBI web service and have it dynamically update whenever the source updates. Parity with the way Excel charts can be pasted into PPT would be great.

                    5 votes
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                    • New modern animations

                      It would be nice to have some new animations. For example, the 'erase' animation wipes it like gradient, but you can also add an option to erase it without gradient animation.

                      6 votes
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                      • Be able to change notes during a presentation.

                        For students using PP it would be very helpful to be able to see the slides in Presentation view, but also be able to change the notes. Or, be able to swap the notes and slide list positions.

                        5 votes
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                        • Allow numbering to continue across slides

                          When I start an ordered / numbered list, I would like the option to continue this list across to the next slide (continue numbering from previous slide).

                          3 votes
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                          • Show Size of File

                            Always, before sharing the ppt file by email, i need to check the file size (due to restriction in office). But everytime i want to check, always need to go to explorer and check the size.

                            It will be better, in your dropdown menu on top (or other file) you mention the actual size of file, updated automatically.

                            4 votes
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                            • Improve ScreenTip

                              I want additional info to pop up next to the mouse cursor when I hover over certain shape in a slide.
                              I know 'ScreenTip" but it's very limited. For example, with ScreenTip it's impossible to write multiline text or change color text.
                              Please to improve screenTip function

                              1 vote
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                              • SAVE function be able to save to multiple locations with one click.

                                For all Office applications, I would like to see SAVE function be able to save to multiple locations (disks and files) with one click. That way, I can keep backup copies current with working copy.

                                2 votes
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                                • Object touch trigger

                                  There should be a trigger so that when moving objects touch, a action happens.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Enhanced Animation Pane

                                    More control over timings, duration, etc. Moving animation order can throw the entire sequence off. Animation start/end time should stay the same when reordering.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Animation Synchronization to Voice Over

                                      I make voice over presentations with PowerPoint. Each slide has a separate mp3 file. During the development of large multi-part training presentations there is the need to change slide content often that requires adjustment of text, animations and thus the recording.

                                      At present I have to listen the slide, note when I want the animation to start and stop etc to match the voice over. Any change to the text usually means the process must repeated for all animations.

                                      It would be helpful if there was a way to click to move to the next animation and adjust as needed…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • 2 votes
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                                        • I would like to be able to animate individual cells of a table.

                                          I want to be able to create four tables holding four bridge hands and play a trick by moving the contents of one cell (a card) per table to a fifth table representing a trick. Then do some animations on the trick itself. I should be able to format table rows, columns and individual cells like Excel to make this really useful for teaching a bridge class on play of the hand. I need to be able to repeat the layout of the hands 40 times for 40 different hands.

                                          2 votes
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