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  1. Text Wrapping should be avalible in Powerpoint

    When adding a picture to the PowerPoint, you do not get the option to Text Wrap meaning you cant keep typing, allowing the words to go around the outside of the image. This needs to be fixed soon, thanks.

    60 votes
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    • eydropper to pick up the color

      I wish eyedropper can pick up the color from anywhere on a screen and also being available when creating custom color palette

      8 votes
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      • Speaker Notes pane

        Put full speaker notes pane back into Record Slideshow
        Earlier version of Office 365 had this functionality which is very useful when you want to record a slideshow with the script right in front of you. Now the notes are shoved into a small box which is over the slide title- super annoying. Don't know why it had to change but my productivity just went down....

        7 votes
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        • Text wrapping! WTF?

          Leaving out the ability to wrap text around an object is one of the most RIDICULOUSLY STUPID things I've ever witnessed!! It existed in prior versions of PPT; why not Office 2016? It's a PRESENTATION SOFTWARE!

          32 votes
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          • Wrap Text

            Please bring it back

            26 votes
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            • Allow people to embed videos from Vimeo.

              Allow people to embed videos from Vimeo.

              8 votes
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              • Please add the ability to use animated backgrounds in PPT for windows. Why available for Mac and not w10?

                Windows users should have the ability to use animated backgrounds in ppowerpoint using either pictures, short videos, or gif. You should also have a "create animated background" that would allow you to create your own animation using a set of objects and then choose if you want it to loop on slide, and have it become a background option for all slides in a presentation.

                7 votes
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                • See all slides presentation view

                  I love the fact that I can see all slides in the presentation view, but every time I click one of the slides, it kicks me outta that view. Can't I just use only that view? Make it stay or at least a setting or option to keep it there.

                  7 votes
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                  • I'd like to mix landscape and portrait slides in the same presentation

                    I'd like to mix landscape and portrait slides in the same presentation. How can I do this

                    71 votes
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                    • Give us the latest Office update when we update

                      It's very annoying to learn of a new feature in PowerPoint but not be able to get it.

                      If a user is on the Office Insider (nee Office Insider Fast) release cycle and clicks the UPDATE NOW button, then that user is actively requesting the latest and greatest version of Office and they should *receive* the latest available update.

                      Currently, even when a user specifically clicks the Update Now button, they may or may not get *the most recent update* -- that is, the one with all the new features they've heard about. Microsoft says to be patient and they'll…

                      8 votes
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                      • When announcing new features, provide COMPLETE information about who the feature applies to.

                        When you (MS) announce a new PowerPoint feature, please provide enough information for users to know whether or not they should expect to RECEIVE that feature. Otherwise you're wasting untold hours of our time. Tell us the Office version(s) the feature appears in, the "ring" (normal, Insider Slow, Insider Fast), whether it's subscription only or MSI versions (and include a link to a page that explains to users how to tell which they have), and if it's relevant, which version and release of Windows users need in order to take advantage of the new feature. Personally, from now on I…

                        8 votes
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                        • High CPU usage for Slides that are stored in Onedrive

                          CPU usage of Powerpoint is very high when the Powerpoint presentation is stored in a location that is synced by the Onedrive client, e.g. Sharepoint or Onedrive for Business.

                          Copying the presentation to a local-only storage reduces CPU usage to normal levels.

                          Unchecking "Sync Office 2016 Files" on the "Office" page in the Onedrive Sync Client (blue, 17.3.6998.0830) also reduces CPU usage to normal levels, but results in missing functionality.

                          Could this be fixed?

                          Discussion here:

                          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_powerpoint-mso_win10-mso_o365b/high-cpu-usage-with-power-point/8a2b48ab-0b4d-4cd8-b53f-c4a5b1cc554e

                          21 votes
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                          • Enhance connectors

                            Enhance connector capability, adding some "Visio" type behaviours, at least match features with "Gliffy" tool available online, and OpenOffice/Libreoffice has better connector capability in their Powerpoint equivalent)

                            -multi-bends, ability to add bends, round corners
                            -ability to add additional connection points to shapes, or allow a "connect anywhere" capability
                            -ability to add text to connectors and position the text
                            -additional end shapes
                            -additional line formats

                            2 votes
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                            • Hard-edge wipe or clockwipe

                              Every animation or transition with soft-edge should have an option to choose either soft-edge or hard-edge. I need the hard-edge to make Motion Graphic. Hope you'll agree with my opinion.

                              3 votes
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                              • Change PowerPoint Slide Size, and You Lose Fonts, Backgrounds, and Colors!

                                A few days ago, I needed to demo some animation effects in a training class. I happened to open one of my older presentation decks, and this one was probably created using PowerPoint 2002 or 2003. When I selected the Slide Size option to change the slides to widescreen, I saw a poor transformation of my existing slides. I ended losing all colors, fonts, and backgrounds. Even the text alignment differed!

                                I put up a blog post about this issue with screenshots and a workaround at https://notes.indezine.com/2018/01/change-slide-size-lose-fonts-backgrounds-colors.html

                                4 votes
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                                • show paragraph marks

                                  Just show paragraph marks as in Word. It is extremely useful for formatting purposes.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • More customization of slides

                                    We could have a business theme on one and a raibow theme on the other

                                    1 vote
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                                    • Need Align Tools Keyboard Shortcuts!

                                      The align tools are some of the most often used functions, but they are buried and have no keyboard shortcuts. Please give us something such as Alt-Shift-Right Arrow for right align and Alt-Shift-Left Arrow for left align, etc.

                                      Yes, I know you can add them to the QAT and Alt to get keyboard commands, but these should be built in and standard.

                                      (On the Mac, you can easily set shortcuts for these in the OS--which I do!)

                                      26 votes
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                                      • make presentations responsive to solve for 4:3 / 16:9 fights

                                        Somehow, I think, you would have to assign elements a property that would determine where they would go when slide size changed. Or have some sort of flexbox model built in. This would solve ALL of the ratio fights that breakout everywhere.

                                        17 votes
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                                        • Presentation formats

                                          Ability to mix portrait and landscape slides in one presentation please

                                          7 votes
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