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 /…

      141 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.

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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.

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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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            • Object touch trigger

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

              2 votes
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              • Lock an image or background image in place

                Let me right click any object and lock it in place to avoid selection, movement and changes of any kind.

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                • Prevent Transparent Background in Pasted Image from Printing as Black

                  When I copy sparklines from Excel and Paste Special into an image placeholder as a Picture, the sparklines appear pixelated. When I print that slide, the sparklines have a rectangular black background (instead of transparent) that extends to the limits of the cells in Excel.

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                  • a translater for slides

                    to help people in different places know what it means

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                    • 3:2 slide size for surface

                      There should be a 3:2 slide size for surfaces to remove black boarders.

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                      • Add Handwriting and Morph in Animation

                        The handwriting animation is very attractive and helpful technique to engage the audience, similar to that of sparkol https://www.sparkol.com
                        The morph (although it seems like an animation) is a transition effect and apply on the slide, why not add it as an animation effect that can be applied to anything in the slide?

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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.

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                            • Img-Placeholder/Master slide/devLocksAspectR/UserfriendlyGUI4rookiesto cropImginpopup/criteria is set inMSlide#CharacterLimitsSuk_btw

                              Damn. I spent the last 15 min trying to jamb my suggestion into a limited character box. What a waste of time. What wouldn't be a waste of time is for the developers of MS PPT to tweak the placeholder object. I'd like to see a specific placeholder for images that a developer of templates is capable of specifying a locked aspect ratio. When a user chooses a layout option that includes an image specific placeholder, upon clicking it to choose the photo, a popup is triggered in which the image chosen is shown with the predetermined aspect crop lines…

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                              • Some times my electric was interupt, so my work on my webt will be cut too, and i lost my direction frm work and i don't know how to return

                                I just want my work online still keep white internet explore was interrupt by some problem from home electric or electric city. I would like everything still stay until I connect again and continue my job normally! Thank you for hear my sharing.

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                                • to draw in powerpoint

                                  To draw in and add more templates

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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Import PPTX objects as slices in Photoshop CC

                                      Simple idea that Photoshop should identify all objects, graphics and assets in a slide under different layers automatically.

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                                      • Better color management for cross-theme copy/pastes

                                        We have a number of unique corporate templates, and for business reasons many of them have independent color themes.

                                        However, it is common to move content across templates- something was used in a sales template, now it needs to be moved into a training template, then the same content/image/slide needs to be moved into an executive deck template.

                                        It seems that tables (and perhaps other objects- all shapes?) lose their color formatting when moved across decks that have different color themes. I'm assuming this is because of the template's theme or custom color schema. The result is that we have…

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                                        • make design ideas available in slide master

                                          I have a slide and used design ideas to format. It looks great however when I created the next slide a similar format was not presented.

                                          Where a side design has been created for 1 slide have the ability to choose that design style again from the design ideas section. Or use the same design ideas again as first choice.

                                          Love the design ideas section just cruising that can't get consistent results within the 1 slide pack.

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