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  1. pan tool

    Pan canvass with a grabber like in Adobe products... this is a design software so it should have that as a tool... along with blend modes for colour!!!!

    12 votes
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  2. Dynamic reuse of slides

    I very frequently reuse slides from other decks but the current reuse by copy model doesn't work for me because there's no way to check whether the slide has been updated by the owner. Ideally, when I reuse a slide I would like it to maintain a link to where I got the slide from and if it is changed, change it in my deck as well. Or at least prompt me to flow the changes in the original slide through to my deck.

    27 votes
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  3. Improved search and repace for PowerPoint

    In PowerPoint, could you please provide more search/replace capabilities. Similar to Excel could search and replace be restricted to selected slides, text boxes, etc. It's almost unusable as it exists because the replace is universal and most times I need to only replace a selection. Thanks you.

    2 votes
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  4. Add powerpoint inside a powerpoint as an attachment

    In the current version of Microsoft Office Powerpoint, users has the ability to add hyperlink to attachment; but the downside of this was when it was transfer to another laptop, the hyperlinks will become useless because the files are imbedded in the original source of the file.

    I want to have an option to use hyperlinks and to save the actual files in the main powerpoint; just like when you add a video in the ppt, it will save in the actual file.

    1 vote
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  5. Add Stock Images to Change Image in Zoom effect

    I like the option to use a stock image when inserting an image on a slide. But if I insert a Slide Zoom on a slide and want to use Change Image to change the slide miniature to a more attractive image, only the three options "From a File", "Online Pictures" and "From Icons" are offered to me. I would like to have the additional option to insert a stock image, as in Insert Image. This could make Zoom Slides even more attractive.

    15 votes
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  6. Make the chart formatting independent from the Region & Language settings

    PowerPoint uses the language defined in the Region & Language settings of Control Panel to format chart and graphs. This means that if a French presentation is opened on an English computer, the French formatting is lost and reverts to English. Commas get converted to periods, spacing is lost and, worst of all, dates are displayed in the wrong language. This results in presentations that look unprofessional and riddled with mistakes through no fault of the author. There needs to be a way to set the default language for a presentation and/or force the formatting to be displayed in that…

    4 votes
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  7. Make hyperlink/action button added in slide master work also in edit mode, not only in presentation mode.

    I am mostly using power point presentation in my work in a non-presentation mode, i.e. the regular edit mode. This makes all hyperlinks / actions button that I want on every slide (therefore added to the slide master) totally useless, as they don¨t work in edit mode. :(

    1 vote
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  8. Translation of a full PowerPoint presentation

    In the PowerPoint Presentation Translator Add In, there was subtitles (integrated now natively in PowerPoint) but also a way to translate a full presentation from one language to another language.

    This features was really used for all international company and as the Add-In has been removed, it's really a pain for lots of users. On my side, I will loose at least 4h per month not to have this features in PowerPoint.

    3 votes
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  9. Microsoft store creater

    A store sign app that is for making store sign.

    2 votes
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  10. SVG animation

    I just think about Inking Replay and Rewind animation when wrote this. What if my imported-SVG can have those animation (for no filled shapes only is ok)?
    I know there's a first point to make this effect find where to start. SVG make from tags (or layers, i don't know what it's called) but that structure can use for process the serial of the animation. And Multiple Strokes Inking look like an object. Totally It's possible, i think.
    About meaning of these effect, I can make It's possible to achieve some kind of styles like calligraphy, sci-fi hologram object, web…

    3 votes
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  11. Additional Flow Charts

    Could there possibly be additional flowcharts added, such as a flowchart used for computer programming? I am doing a computer science assignment using the insert shapes, and I thought it would be neat to see a pre-made flowchart used for computer programming (for reference, look up computer science flowchart).

    2 votes
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  12. Add options to optimize the screen recording in PowerPoint

    It would be great if you can implement customize options for PowerPoint screen recording to optimize the screen resolution of the recording file in order to reduce the data size of the recording file smaller than the current size.

    5 votes
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  13. Add Field Codes support in Text Objects

    Similar to Word, Insert | Text | Quick Parts | Field ...

    Easy examples where this could be quite valuable - { TITLE * MERGEFORMAT } to ensure the Title is in the header or footer of each page, or perhaps repeated on a final page. This can easily then extend to other highly useful elements - Author, Comments, FileName, Last Modified, Keywords, Page, NumPages, Subject, and more.

    3 votes
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  14. Could you kindly help me to improve one ppt-dia

    Could you kindly give me some improvement suggestions for the the third slide (simple dia) in the VITAL VALUE NETWORKS AND COMPANIES (VBVN) in Finland and other Nordic countries presentation ? How to make a simple slide an impressive and understandable overall presentation

    I'll send you this enclosure by email

    2 votes
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  15. Embed Video - Support Edge

    Currently Internet Explorer is required to play an video inserted in to PowerPoint. As IE has been removed from Windows 10 for a number of releases now, please can you add support for Edge or another method so installing IE isn't required.

    4 votes
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  16. Please allow embedded videos from Panopto

    With the rise of remote learning and working from home it would be very beneficial if PowerPoint supported embedded videos from Panopto and other non-YouTube/Vimeo sources.

    2 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. Paragraph styles

    It's really time consuming to set up text styles and have everything look consistent.

    Also I often create templates for clients and they cannot manage to apply the same style to the newly added texts as powerpoint makes it really difficult for them...
    This then usually ends up in a compromise of still having it look acceptable and being set up so simple that they still can use the template...

    Would be great to have paragraph styles similar to Indesign or MS Word.

    8 votes
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  19. Using the Pen Features in Individual Window Mode

    As remote teaching seems to be here to stay for a while, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to open a powerpoint presentation in an individual window that can be shared in a learning platform (like Blackboard) without having powerpoint take over the whole screen, so that the teacher can still monitor student chat. It is ALSO VITAL to be able to write on the slides, but the pen feature is currently not available in the individual window presentation mode. Is there some way to fix this?

    4 votes
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  20. Remove video narrations whilst keeping audio

    PPTX files with video and audio narration recordings can become quite large. It would be helpful to be able to remove the video whilst keeping the audio narration (with slide timings) for a whole presentation (in much the same way that once can remove the narrations for the entire presentation with a single click).

    2 votes
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