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  1. Allow transition sounds when convert to video

    When a presentation with transition sounds is converted to video, these are not transferred. Only are transferred the sound that are directly inserted.

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  2. Exit animations for objects before slide transition

    It would be great to be able to add exit animations to objects on a PowerPoint slide so that when you click to advance to the next slide those objects perform an exit animation and then the slide is immediately advanced afterwards.

    Currently, in order to achieve this effect we need to duplicate the elements onto the following slide which is a pain and makes editing tedious. This workaround also doesn't work for presentations that use hyperlinks to navigate around a deck.

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  3. Easily turn slides into print-ready documents (bleed, cut lines, CMYK etc.)

    Improve the ability for PowerPoint slides to be turned into print-ready documents, including:

    • ability to easily add bleed and cut lines to slides (for exporting to PDF) without affecting current placement of elements on a slide

    • colour conversion to CMYK

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  4. Smart Art Colour themes based on dominant image

    Smart Art gives a nice but basic sample of colour schemes through designer mode and through smart art formatting. For good design; however, most of us try to work with a consistent theme throughout, or match slides thematically to the dominant image on the page.

    I find an image that works for my slide, insert and modify to fit visual style guide for PowerPoint. I then find the dominant colours in the image (Or cheat and use color.adobe to extract a colour theme from the image) and change the smart art and stylings of the page to fit the brief.…

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  5. Accessibility, video has no audio

    Currently when using the accessibility checker there is no way to flag that a video in the presentation has no audio and that captions aren't necessary.

    I've had to create a webvtt to put in a caption that says no audio.

    It would be great if this could be done by PowerPoint

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  6. Hide/Unhide selected layers

    Would be very useful to have a toggle in the Selection Pane that allows to hide/unhide selected layer!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Put back publish slides to folder to sort and find large slides.. PLEASE!!!!

    As an editor of many submissions from the field, I used this functionality every day. its gone, and a big productivity killer... unbelievable workarounds are posted in forums.. mine will be to use an old laptop.... makes no sense..

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  8. "Auto-Reverse" for Transparency Animation

    It's just like another way to make animation loop seamless.
    The idea is a checkbox like "Auto-Reverse" in other animations. After the Transparency done, the object will turn back into no transparency for a while. This' may meaningless in simple case but It'll help to control the object draw order (like Z-Depth) in animation, make it possible to loop animations like flip cards, object go behind another then go above it (something like this https://gblobscdn.gitbook.com/assets%2F-M3EXlibk6bj2FzPQW-9%2F-MXZYdH1VnApRXn6r7tt%2F-MXdkBYlA37I43RczryP%2Fdraw%20order.gif)

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  9. "Auto-Reverse" for Transparency Animation

    It's just like another way to make animation loop seamless.
    The idea is a checkbox like "Auto-Reverse" in other animations. After the Transparency done, the object will turn back into no transparency for a while. This' may meaningless in simple case but It'll help to control the object draw order (like Z-Depth) in animation, make it possible to loop animations like flip cards, object go behind another then go above it (something like this https://gblobscdn.gitbook.com/assets%2F-M3EXlibk6bj2FzPQW-9%2F-MXZYdH1VnApRXn6r7tt%2F-MXdkBYlA37I43RczryP%2Fdraw%20order.gif)

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  10. Bring back Design Ideas Icon generator for a list

    You would put down a list and click on the designer button and it would automatically create icons for the lists that were great. And, you could swap out the icons if you wanted. It was very useful, very easy and used all the time!

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  11. Redesign the animation interface pan

    The current animation pane is set over 3 tabs. Computers have much larger screens and we waste clicks jumping between the three tabs that could all be in ONE screen.

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  12. Allow ANY duration to be TYPED into an animation duration field

    Currently animations have to be manually dragged out in the timeline if they are delayed for over 60 seconds. Why can't we just type the number of seconds into the numerical field?

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  13. Add "bird's eye view" for zoomed-in in-slide navigation (highlight currently visible area on slide thumbnail))

    The "birds eye view" and the "Navigator panel" are commonly used in many image editing applications, e.g. https://youtu.be/Hb2iopWR9ZQ?t=59 . PowerPoint already provides a slide thumbnail (the only difference is that it shows thumbnails for multiple slides simultaneously) in the "Normal view" layout.

    As a PowerPoint user, I commonly zoom in 400%, and sometimes, I feel a bit confused about where I am. It would be great if PowerPoint would show my current view box on the slide thumbnail. Ideally, it should also allow to drag it.

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  14. Add an option to resize text and shape simultaneously

    In many cases, I'd like the font size to change simultaneously with the shape size. That is, if a have a 2x2cm square with 14pt text in it, I'd like to resize both to 1x1 and 7pt, just like if it was a raster image. It might be a good idea to add a checkbox somewhere inside the "shape settings" that would trigger such a resizing behavior.

    The "Scale text simultaneously with images in PowerPoint" is a quite popular user request ( https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/scale-text-simultaneously-with-images-in/af9f9437-f77d-4c40-8f7f-9d8e43196155 ), I'm surprised I cannot find anything like that on uservoice.

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  15. Pen tray when presenting

    Have the option to set up a pen tray (similar to that in MS whiteboard) to be available quickly during presentations. Currently changing pen colours during a presentation is a bit of a chore and interrupts flow.

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  16. Line wipe animation

    If I want to see a line draw at a constant rate, and it has any kind of bend, such a U-shaped curve, I want to see the line draw NOT from "top to bottom" or "left to right" or something like that, but from "beginning to end". So I would like a "line wipe" animation that would draw a "U"-shape by starting, say, at the top right corner, moving down, around the curve at the bottom, and then moving up to the top right of the U (and the options would have "end to beginning" as well; maybe "middle…

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  17. Segment orientation

    I should be able, in edit points, to specify a segment is vertical or horizontal, or perhaps oriented 45 degrees, although I never need that. But trying to keep a complex line horizontal and vertical is an annoying problem.

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  18. Edit points segment

    Once I say a segment is a straight segment, or a curved segment, the only way that segment can change is if I change it to a curved segment or straight segment. Moving a point shall not, not once, not ever, cause a segment to change shape once I have chosen its type. In particular, the annoying habit of changing a straight segment to a curved segment is UNACCEPTABLE.

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  19. More modern and wide color palettes

    The color palette feels like something from the late 80s still.
    Can we get a more modern color picker system with custom, saveable color palettes with WAY more color choices.

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  20. Import, copy and paste CUSTOM motion paths

    The ability to create motion paths in another software package and then paste it into PowerPoint.

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