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  1. Slide notes layout gets messed up when switching from local to web and vice versa

    Hi everyone,

    Since we moved to Office 365, we've had issues with speaker notes (or slide notes). Because people work in collaboration on PPT documents, they don't always use the same app: web, local, mobile.

    What we've observed is that if someone starts slide notes in local, and then opens the PPT in the web (or vice versa), the layout of the slide notes becomes unmanageable, and unprintable. Since those notes are usually for higher management, it becomes difficult for my team to provide them with clean, well-printed speaker notes.

    The only way we found that works is to use…

    59 votes
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  2. Morph Transition Animation

    Create a Morph Animation which looks at the position of an object on a prior slide and moves only that object individual within traditionally established animation sequences (instead of being bound to slide transition).

    66 votes
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  4. Do Not Require Checkout or Save As in Notes Page View for PowerPoint Files on SharePoint

    Our organization recently moved to a full SharePoint implementation replacing our File Server. When our users are accessing a PowerPoint saved to SharePoint and select View --> Notes Page Presentation View, PowerPoint (client install) prompts "Edits made in this view will be lost when saved to the server. Use Save As to create a copy and make changes."

    I've read that this is due to Microsoft not supporting co-authoring for notes. Regardless, it creates unnecessary headache for our users to Save As a new file and then reversion into the previous file.

    For now we're instructing our users to Check…

    22 votes
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    Thank you for submitting your feature request!

    We are happy to announce that this issue has been fixed and released via the Monthly Channel. Please update to version 1908 (build 11929.20254) or higher, and give it a try.

    Keep voting for the other features on your wish list. We are listening :)

    Thanks!
    PowerPoint Team

  5. 2 votes
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    Inserting a link to a Stream video will be available in the latest update of PowerPoint for Windows (Version 1906, Build 11727.20210). You’ll find the button for inserting an Online Video in the ribbon under the Insert tab. Be sure to install the next update. Thanks for using PowerPoint and Stream!

  6. Picture transparency

    Hi! Please add a feature to adjust the transparency of pictures as a whole.
    This is a quite useful feature when creating master/ presentation sildes.
    While you are at it, could you add a slider to the "Picture Tools"-tab to adjust the transparency of a picture?

    ATM, you actually can adjust the transparency of a picture, but the process of doing has too many steps and is really uninuitive.
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Make-a-picture-transparent-CE96AC80-5AFC-436C-AE3F-0C78009BF704?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1

    143 votes
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  7. Make selecting a Font easier by applying the words you have highlighted in the Font dropdown menu instead of the name of each actual font

    Instead of the Font dropdown menu consisting of the Name of each font would it be possible to see the words you have highlighted in the font dropdown menu..? The problem with the Font menu only consisting of the Name of each font is that you can only see what each font looks like with that particular word. For example, you can only see what Arial looks like with the word "Arial", or you can only see what Broadway looks like with the word "Broadway", or you can only see what Candara looks like with the word "Candara", etc. So…

    56 votes
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  8. 3 votes
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  9. Update a presentation while presenting

    As someone who uses PowerPoint for a school competition, I would like to be able to edit slides further into the presentation while I am in presenter mode. This will allow me to have one slideshow deck, presenting on a laptop and projector, while on either the same laptop or on a different computer through OneDrive, update slides ahead of me with winners information, etc. this allows me to deliver a higher quality presentation for the hundreds of students involved in our competition.

    54 votes
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    Thank you for voting up this request! We are proud to announce that you can now synchronize content changes during slideshow! Update to the latest version of PowerPoint and give it a try.

    Check out this blog post for more information
    https://blog-insider.office.com/2020/04/08/synchronize-changes-while-presenting/

    Again, thank you for your support! Keep voting for other features on your wish list :)

    Cheers!
    Lishan from PowerPoint Team

  10. Embed online content besides YouTube, such as Vimeo, Wistia, Facebook, and Stream

    It would be so helpful to have the option of embedding videos from other sources other than just YouTube. One great source is Vimeo and it typically doesn't contain a bunch of annoying ads. For example, I want to show a particular video that is only on Vimeo and is not on YouTube. So, I need to find a workaround for this and try to make it look like a video playback as much as possible. Thank you for the consideration.

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    Inserting a link to a video from Stream or Vimeo in addition to YouTube will be available in the latest update of PowerPoint for Windows (Version 1906, Build 11727.20210). You’ll find the button for inserting an Online Video in the ribbon under the Insert tab and can paste in a URL for any video on Stream, Vimeo, or YouTube. Be sure to install the next update. Thanks for using PowerPoint and Stream! If you’d like to see additional video providers added, please feel free to open a new request and let us know which ones matter most to you.

  11. Icon picker with search

    As with Online Pictures( from Web), put a search box in the icon picker.
    There are many many icons and it is slow displaying icons and a search would improve what you really want.

    6 votes
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  12. More icons

    I absolutely love your introduction of Icons but now I want more. Please can you include more Icons to generate more variety?

    18 votes
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  13. Add track changes to PowerPoint

    Add Track Changes to PowerPoint. Treat each text box as indivdual "word" type documents so each text box keeps track of the edits even if they are moved around.

    13 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback! The feature of highlighting what’s changed in the presentation has started being deployed to Insider Fast and Insider Slow builds. The rest of the Office 365 subscribers will get the feature in a couple of weeks. See the post below for more information, and keep voting on other things on your wish list!

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_officeinsider-mso_win10/new-better-way-to-help-you-spot-changes-in/7fedd8d8-bb41-4609-8a5f-8c97cde01ce6

    Thanks!
    PowerPoint Team

  14. enable morph in powerpoint professional

    I'm a decision maker for the software & hardware for 17000 people in our organization. I've been resisting an anti Microsoft camp, but my experience with office16 on the surface pro has turned me around hard this weekend. mostly the disabled morph feature in ppt & the inability to disable the handwriting panel. I wish it didn't have to be this way

    4 votes
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    The Morph feature should be available on PowerPoint Pro, for all Office 365 subscribers.

    On your machine at home, are you logged in as an Office 365 subscriber? And, is your app build number higher than 16.0.6366.2025? If the answers to both questions are yes, please post your issue, along with your app build number, on the Office Answers site (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2016) and we’ll follow up with an investigation. Thanks!

  15. Add line spacing options to tighten line

    On the Home tab there is a Line Spacing button in the Paragraph group. Click it and you see options for line spacing of

    1.0
    1.5
    2.0
    2.5
    3.0

    I don't know about you, but I have never in my life used a double- or triple-spaced line in PowerPoint.

    I have, however, used .8, .85, .9 and .95, and I use them a lot. Why are these not options on the Line Spacing dialog in PowerPoint? Why must I click Line Spacing Options at the bottom of that menu and go through another dialog to change from Single to Multiple…

    60 votes
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    Thanks for taking the time to write feedback. We now support this in our desktop app. Under the “Home” tab, within the “Paragraph” section select the drop down for line spacing and then select “Line Spacing Options”. This will open a new window that will allow you to change from “Single” to “Multiple” and input your own values.

  16. Make CTRL+V work again

    Several users in DK (including me) report that CTRL+V stopped working in PowerPoint 2016 (and only CTRL+V, not e.g. CTRL+C and it still works in Word 2016).

    11 votes
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  17. Export to PDF Office 2016 loses object hyperlinks

    I've been using the Office 2016 export to PDF, both in PowerPoint and Word.

    I'm using Office 2016 Pro 64bit on a Win7 pc and also on a Win 10 pc, and when I export to PDF I'm finding that hyperlinked text is retained but hyperlinked objects (shapes in this instance) lose their hyperlinks during the PDF process.

    To prove this is a 2016 only issue, I then tried the export to PDF using a PC with Office 2013 and this produced the PDFs without losing any hyperlinks.

    Has anyone else noticed this? Anyone found a workaround? Can this issue…

    4 votes
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  18. Quick Access Toolbar icon spacing in Office 2016

    It appears the icon spacing in Office 2016 for the Quick Access Toolbar has been widened, I assume to accommodate touchscreen devices. With 2013 I could have as many as 50 on the QAT where now that number is reduced to near 30. As a mouse user the extra spacing is hindrance. We should be able to set that as needed.

    24 votes
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  19. Add full "Review" functionality like in Word

    I can't seem to mark up PPT's like I can Word docs - e.g., delete text, add text, etc. I can only seem to add Comments.

    17 votes
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  20. Ability to automatically put labels on chart on top of a bar (not inside)

    At the moment, ppt only gives options to put labels on bar charts inside the column (either bottom, middle or end). Would be very useful to have an automated way to put labels on top of the bar.

    Also if it is a stacked bar chart, it would be great to be able to automatically add a label which would show the total amount of the bar

    3 votes
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    We currently provide the following positions for data labels on bar charts: Center, Inside End, Inside Base, Outside End. I believe what you are asking for is Outside end.

    Adding a total to the bar is an interesting idea which we’ll roll into our feature considerations for a future release.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

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