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  1. Need a keyboard shortcut for the swap displays button

    I appreciate the addition of lots of useful keyboard shortcuts. Having a button for swapping displays in presenter view is great; having a hotkey for it would be even better, so that I don't have to figure out how to move my mouse over to the right place on the projected screen and find the button, looking over my shoulder.

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    • PowerPoint Animate After Video

      I frequently use videos in PowerPoint and occasionally, the videos I use don't fade into black at the end of them. In this case, I will put the video on a black slide and have it do a fade out animation at the end of it. However, with a recent update, when I add a fade out animation and select the "start after previous" option, the fade out happens right at the start of the video instead of at the end of it. To get the fade out at the end of the video, I now have to drag the…

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      • Fix sluggish MS Word file created from exporting presentation to MS Word with Notes beside slides.

        I create presentations using PowerPoint and use the presentation to create student workbooks and instructor guides. I do this by exporting the file to MS Word with the notes beside the slides feature. However, I cannot do more than 10 slides at a time which increases my workload and complicates the process tremendously. Also, I have to break the links and yet the resulting document remains very sluggish (almost to the point that its useless). And, without keeping the links to the slides, I'm having to update in multiple places which causes unnecessary document management issues. Is there a fix…

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        • hex color

          Use hex color string to add color in custom color palette (additionally to the RGB and HSL). Sure you can convert it but web based standard is Hex and in the XML it is saved in Hex anyway. (so why not enter it directly?)

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          • Portrait Orientation on Main Menu

            Put portrait orientation BACK on the main menu, why in the hell is it buried in "customize". It's a standard feature for crying out loud and every time i spend 5 minutes finding it.

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            • Change the color of the box highlighting which slide you are working on

              I am colorblind and didn't even know this feature existed. The tiny red line around the currently selected slide in the preview is almost impossible to see. Give me an option to change the highlight color to something with more contract, or do that by default.

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              • Application.SlideShowNextSlide Event fires at the wrong time

                This event actually occurs at the end of the transition and not immediately before it as per the description.

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                • help

                  powerpoint not working

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                  • To make it work properly so that i can mak presentation

                    I want to make presentation fix my problem

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                    • Text Rotation independent of Shape rotation

                      Just a slight suggestion: I recently needed to have a subtitle textbox shape with bottom rounded borders, but the only way I could do so was to flip vertically the "Rectangle: Top Rounded Corners" shape. However, upon rotating the shape the text rotated with the shape as well. I could not find a way to have the text itself not rotate while the shape kept its rotation as a native option for a layout, so I ended up having to create another textbox and shape to do the trick.
                      So the suggestion is simply to have an option for all…

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                        • Enable grouping with tables

                          currently, you are unable to group a table and an image. you can convert the table to an image but this makes it cumbersome to edit the text in the table.

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                          • Menu of tools for setting presentation proofing parameters and finding errors

                            I would like a (small) menu for setting parameters for editing and proofing presentations. For example, I want to make sure there are only two specific fonts used, with specific font sizes, that titles are all the same, that charts are all the same, etc. according to my own parameters. If I import or paste slides from other presentations, or other contributors were not very disciplined in their slide making, I want to be able to search for fonts, font sizes, settings, animations, etc. there are outside the parameters i set so i can find them and fix them quickly…

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                            • Ability to edit freeform in Design Ideas

                              One can only select free from created by Design Ideas from Selection Pane but not resize or move. It would be better if Powerpoint allows that

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                              • When Saving to OneDrive -> have a button to create new folder

                                When Saving to OneDrive -> have a button to create new folder

                                would be a great customer win scenario since usually we have to click more options and then it gets confusing for customer to create new folder.

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                                • 3D animations

                                  After I found all these amazing 3D objects I had a look at the animations but they are the same and do not use the 3D modal to its full potential.
                                  For Example the highlight rotate function would be perfect to rotate a 3D modal and display it from all sides.

                                  And I think you guys working on optimizing PowerPoint are a lot more creative than I am and can come up with some more amazing animations for 3D objects.

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                                  • Adjust the transparency on text boxes

                                    I am using PowerPoint to design book covers, and would like to be able to lighten the fill % on a text box, so that cover copy is more easily read against the background photo. I can adjust the transparency on the background image, but want to leave that alone and just lighten the area where the text appears.

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                                    • Please make the "All Documents" option available in Settings to turn off picture compression

                                      I need to turn off picture compression for ALL DOCs in PPT, but this option is only available for Word.

                                      Please make it available for PPT as well. I don't understand how/why this is now necessary - in years and years of working with Office products, I've never had to turn off picture compression - but evidently now I do, and I have to do it for EVERY single PPT. Super annoying, because if I forget, the images compress long after I've inserted them, so i end up with a PPT that is useless if I forgot to do it…

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                                      • When you use the "glow" option on text in PowerPoint, the glow "bleeds" onto punctuation and underlining.

                                        As a PowerPoint user and presenter for the past 17 years, I was delighted when the "glow" feature came along, and I didn't have to make multiple shadows behind my text. However in every version of PowerPoint since 2007, the glow "bleeds" onto punctuation and really looks bad when using an underline. I just created a sample in PowerPoint 2016, and the same problem is obvious. However, if I open the presentation in my 2007 version of PowerPoint, it looks great. I am hoping that the 2019 version of PowerPoint will address this issue. PS. I can post screen shots…

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                                        • presentation mode

                                          when in presenter mode with a connected monitor if the display is already set to duplicate mode, don't change the display setup to extended display. this ends up being confusing, and congressional briefings get messed up because what is on the laptop screen isn't on the connected display..eg the cursor for example. when this happened it was even clear what was happening at the time.

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