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…

    214 votes
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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 /…

      181 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.

        599 votes
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        • Notes Panel should be at right or allow to change position

          There is no reason to keep "Notes Panel" at slide bottom, nowdays almost everyone has a wide screen, the current position is uncomfortable for editing.
          This panel should be at right or allow to change position.

          31 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/

            61 votes
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            • Add a SIMPLE "paste as text" keyboard shortcut.

              I just saw the most ridiculous shortcut reference for "paste as text only" in PowerPoint: Alt, H, V, S, Up Arrow, Enter.

              That up arrow part doesn't work, but wow, so many fingers. Then I found that hitting CTRL and then T after CTRL+V works. Better, but seriously, why is there no one-shot key command for paste as text in this day and age?

              10 votes
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              • PowerPoint version for Designers

                I would LOVE to see a leveled-up version of PowerPoint for presentation designers that gave us control over all of the things we can't control in the standard version of PPT. Something where we could create a design system and the output would be a standard PPT template. Can we have that please?

                7 votes
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                • custom & eye-dropper highlight color options

                  Custom and eye-dropper colors for highlighter colors. Please allow full-range RGB/HEX color scales with shading for highlighter colors.

                  4 votes
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                  • Skeletal animation

                    Add a feature that will allow you to move the pivot point of a shape anywhere by dragging it. This will make skeletal animation possible.

                    6 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

                      7 votes
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                      • Request that PPT 'last slide viewed' hyperlinks get converted properly when making PDFs.

                        The 'last slide viewed (LSV)' hyperlink functionality in powerpoint is a fantastic capability. However, when you save the powerpoint containing LSV links as a PDF, the LSV links drop out. I don't believe that it would be an incredibly difficult fix/update to make, but would tremendously improve the functionality of the powerpoint product.

                        3 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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                          • 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.

                            7 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.

                              31 votes
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                              • Unit of Measurement Options

                                It would be awesome if the base application spacing weren't restricted to Inches / Centimeters. There should be an option to set the baseline unit of measurement to pixel-based formats.

                                This would extend to things such as slide padding, grid density, item formatting options (border thickness, padding, margin). PowerPoint has the potential to be an amazing wireframing tool, but without the inherent support for app-based layouts, it makes it difficult to explore more robust ideas.

                                4 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.

                                  6 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.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Callouts with two or more pointers

                                      If one callout box needs to refer two different areas, it is necessary to add a new entire callout and hide it underneath the initial box.

                                      This could be solved by adding callouts with with more than one pointer.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Selection pane is hard to find at present.

                                        Could the button to open the Selection pane be put on the View tab of the ribbon? I can never remember the name of this pane, so I hunt about for it expecting to find it on the View tab of the ribbon, but it is not there. Then I resort to using the "Tell me what you want to do" button just above the ribbon and I type in various words that might work, such as "View Objects" or "Display items" and so forth. It generally takes me a long time to find it. The View tab seems to…

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                                        • multi-tasking during PowerPoint show

                                          We utilize 2 physical monitors and a 3rd as a screen where we project our power point presentations. If the PPT is showing, and we operate other programs on one of our 2 monitors, the PPT pauses, and will not advance until I make the PPT screen active again. This prevents us from preparing other programs for our worship services. It would be nice to multi-task while PPT show is running. Thanks!

                                          3 votes
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