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  1. Placeholders Should Not Pop to the Front

    On a slide master or layout, place a logo or other static content over top of a placeholder. Now make a slide from it and fill the placeholder. The placeholder is now on top of the logo. That's wrong. This is a long-standing design flaw that needs to be fixed.
    This suggestion is not the same as the idea of adding layers to the slides, please do not amalgamate this with that idea.

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  2. Embed videos from screencast-o-matic, loom, or screencastify

    Be able to embed videos from other sources like screencast-o-matic, loom, screencastify.

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  3. "Wheel" animation additional effect options please!

    The "wheel" entrance and exit animations allow for one or more spokes, but they do not allow flexibility in the starting orientation of the single spoke choice (i.e. the 1-spoke entrance and exit always starts at "12 o'clock"). It would be very useful to be able to assign a starting position to the 1-spoke option, both for entrance and for exit animations..

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  4. Update Animation Effects, especially Text Animations

    PowerPoint's animations lag behind contemporary design trends by about two decades or more. Here are some specific updates for text animations that would give PPT a more contemporary and look and feel and make presentations more dynamic...

    ADD TO "EFFECT OPTIONS" FOR ALL ANIMATIONS & TRANSITIONS:
    1. "Remove Soft Edge"

    2. "Bounce Effect"
    3. User-defined "Direction" per letter, word, paragraph
    4. Option to animate text box lines/fills separately (wipe fill, wipe text)
    5. "Reverse Animation on Exit" (in addition to "Rewind when done playing" under "Timing"
    5. Watch some videos or browse some motion graphics templates for more

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  5. Fix "Peek" Animation Effect on text

    Peek applied to text doesn't "peek"...it half peeks, half "flies in." This makes it impossible to put two text elements side-by-side, one peeking left, the other peaking right (or top and bottom, one peeking up, the other peeking down), making it appear as though they are both peeking out from behind some invisible line/mask. "Peek" has them appear, overlap each other and then peek/fly.

    PowerPoint's animations lag behind contemporary design trends by about two decades or more. Fixing peek in text to actually peek instead of peek/fly would go a long way to giving PPT animations a more dynamic and…

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  6. Add "Reverse Entrance Effect" as Exit Animation Effect

    Adding an Exit Animation Effect which simply reverses whatever that element's Entrance Effect was.

    EXAMPLE:
    Entrance Effect: Wipe from Left, 0.25 seconds
    Proposed "Reverse Entrance Effect" Exit Animation: Wipe from Right, 0.25 seconds

    PowerPoint's animations lag behind contemporary design trends by about two decades or more. Adding this ONE Exit Effect would simply and immediately give PPT animations a more contemporary look and feel (almost ALL After Effects or Premiere motion graphics templates for titles simple reverse entrance animations upon exit).

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  7. Added Animation Effect should stay in Animation Gallery

    There are many animations in the "Animation Gallery" on the ribbon, with "More...Effects" opening up in a separate window. When you add one of these additional effects (i.e. "Peek") to a shape, it appears in the Animation Gallery on the ribbon when that shape is selected (meaning the functionality I am looking for is already there). But when you deselect the shape, the added effect disappears from the animation gallery. If I peek is being used for one element, it should remain in the animation gallery even if that shape is deselected, for surely I will be using peek again…

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  8. To be able to export all comments out by slide number

    I have a presentation slide with over 100 pages long, and there are many comments in there which i would like to view in one go so that i know which one should i work on first. At the moment I am not able to do that, as i am forced to go through them one by one.

    I would like to have a functionality whereby i am able to export out those comments pertaining to their respective slide number (at least) either to csv format or any other appropriate format.

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  9. Looping animation

    I used to be able to create looping animations by putting bookmarks in an audio file and using trigger animations. The last update for which this method still worked was the June 9 - Version 2005 (Build 12827.20336) release. With subsequent updates, I can no longer do this. Please either return this functionality to PowerPoint or, even better, add a looping animation tool.

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  10. Enable annotation in "Browsed by an Individual" Presentation Mode

    As a user in online meetings all day with a single 49" monitor, I need to use "Browsed by an Individual" presentation mode frequently to ensure participant's view of my presentation is optimized, but I also need the annotation tools in PPT to be active in this mode, since it is not really being viewed by an individual.

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  11. możliwosc dodawania muzyki do prezentacj

    nie moge dodac muzyki w tle do prezentacji

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  12. Make a video's background removable as in pictures we can remove background.

    I searched while I inserted a video and to remove it's background but I couldn't. So please do enable this option please. It will be a help for the ppt makers.

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  13. Make a video's background removable as in pictures we can remove background.

    I searched while I inserted a video and to remove it's background but I couldn't. So please do enable this option please. It will be a help for the ppt makers.

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  14. 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?

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  15. put in more stuff for the help function

    we need more than 5 things in the help bar

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  16. Resize multiple line objects by dragging

    When I select multiple objects (using Ctrl or Shift), the click'n'drag resize behavior changes depending on the type of object. For example, multiple rectangles or boxes can be resized by clicking and dragging the handlebars. But multiple lines cannot. I like to think there's another UX type reason but I dont know what it is.

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  17. the ruler zero should be adjustable

    the ruler zero should be adjustable. This would allow you to scale a drawing, and adjust the reference zero. Just make it a slider -- not that hard...

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  18. Create Custom Gallery

    I will generally use the same five shapes and animations in all presentations, and would like these to be available in a custom gallery dropdown, so I spend less time searching for the shape in the large list of shapes. This would make it possible to create a "Lines" gallery, a "Simple Flowchart" gallery, and so on. Right-clicking a shape, transition or animation could include options "Add to CustomGalleryName Gallery" or "Add to New Custom Gallery..." in the context menu.

    This idea complements the two existing suggestions on "Custom company icon/shape/image/clipart/content library" and, to a degree, "Slide Library Management".

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  19. Let elbow connectors be straight

    Shape positions may change after connecting them with an elbow connect. If these shapes are perfectly aligned, i.e. a straight line would be rotated by either 0 or 90 degrees, the elbow connector will have a slight dip in the middle. Please let these connectors align to be straight. The problem is particularly annoying when using the Morph transition and shapes will end up aligned, so the connector cannot simply be replaced by a straight line.

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  20. Quick Access Toolbar icons arrangement options center align

    In Default the icons are arranged in Left hand side. But working on a document or a slide it is quite annoying to look at the very end of bar. So aligning the toolbar icons to center would be great for the accessibility

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