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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. re-instate 'go to previous slide on right mouse click' in powerpoint office 365

    re-instate 'go to previous slide on right mouse click' in powerpoint in office 365. Right mouse click has changed advances the slide, the same as left click, whereas it used to go to previous slide; this change is a disaster for users who use 'presenter' with no keyboard

    1 vote
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  4. 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!

  5. 16 votes
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  6. 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

  7. Table of Contents

    Bring back the ability to create Table of Contents! I often have large decks and have to create a TOC manually. I want the ability to create a one-click TOC based on slide titles or section titles. The most effective TOC would have a title, slide number, and hyperlink to the slide in the deck.

    5 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback! The Zoom feature has been released to Office 365 Insiders , and will soon be available to the rest of Office 365 subscribers. Update your app, and start creating your TOC via the Zoom feature.

    The feature announcement can be found here:
    https://blogs.office.com/2016/07/26/the-evolution-of-office-apps-new-intelligent-services-such-as-researcher-and-editor-in-word-and-outlook-focused-inbox-as-well-as-continued-powerpoint-innovation-with-zoom/

  8. 1 vote
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  9. 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.

    590 votes
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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.

  10. Should be able to disable Presenter view and have full screen on both the monitor and projector

    When going into show mode there is no way of disabling presenter view at all. So in the case of a presenter with no notes, who just wants full screen on both the projector and his machine, has to deal with a small image on his machine while the rest of the monitors space is unused. Please allow a option to toggle between presenter view and full screen

    2 votes
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  11. To using Surface Pro 4 Pen as a mouse in PowerPoint 2016 instead of inking

    Previously using my Surface Pro 2, I was able to use the Surface pen as a mouse so I can handle objects, such as shapes as pictures in PowerPoint just as I would with a mouse. But now using a Surface Pro 4 the pen acts as a pen and the only thing it can do it write with ink and cannot work with objects.
    This is a big disadvantage for me. I was wondering how I can turn off this feature so that I can use the pen as a mouse cursor again instead of inking.
    The same issue…

    61 votes
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    I wanted to let everyone know that in the update to Office that started rolling out to Insiders today, you will find a new preference in the Options dialog to allow you to make the pen select instead of ink by default. Enabling this preference will make the pen function exactly like it did before, plus you can use the options on the Draw tab if you do decide you want to ink. If you are an Office Insider (which anyone can join at https://products.office.com/en-us/office-insider), you should get this update within the next day or so. If you are not an Office Insider, it may take another week or two to reach you.

    This is a per-app preference, so you can enable selection by default in Excel for instance while leaving ink as the default in Word and PowerPoint, or you can switch all three. To access this preference…

  12. let you put a video from your documents

    place a video onto your PowerPoint from your documents not only from the internet.

    1 vote
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  13. I think that maybe you should let 2 people be on the same power point at the same time

    Make people be able edit and be on the same point at the same time

    1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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]

  17. Move excel graphs with arrow buttons

    Powerpoint should let you move graphs with the arrow keys! Right now you have to use a mouse and it makes it really hard to shift graphs

    24 votes
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  18. Repair PowerPoint 2016 Desktop French shortcuts

    Currently, the shortcuts for the French version of PowerPoint 2016 Desktop are broken...

    The interface displays shortcuts, but they don't work:
    - Ctrl+S doesn't save
    - Alt+Q doesn't open the "ask us what you want to do" thing
    - ...

    Seriously, you can't even use Ctrl+S to save !!!
    THIS IS THE MOST ANNOYING THING EVER DONE TO A SOFTWARE §§§§§§
    I can't remember of a single software allowing to save that was done without having a Ctrl+S shortcut to do this...

    https://twitter.com/MarienMonnier/status/656739634102325248

    5 votes
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  19. Fix fonts list in Symbol dialog box

    Home > Bullet button arrow > Bullets and Numbering > Custom opens Symbol dialog box to create custom bullets from fonts like Wingdings. There are currently no specific fonts listed. Always worked before 2016, broken now.

    16 votes
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  20. Improve DPI scaling over different monitors for all office apps

    Please improve DPI scaling over multiple screens with different scaling. All apps should scale according to the setting of each monitor. When scaling, apps rendering should stay sharp and accurate (not blurry!)

    152 votes
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    Thank you for submitting the feature request!

    This work has been completed and released to Office 365 users in March. Please update your build to version 16.0.9029 or newer, and give it a try!

    Again, thank you for helping us improve our product! And, please keep voting on the features that are important to you.

    Thanks!
    PowerPoint Team

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