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  1. 1 vote
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  2. 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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  3. 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. 1 vote
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  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. the ability to embed non-Youtube Video files (WMV format) into PPT 2016

    Please provide the ability to embed non-Youtube Video files (WMV, MP4 formats) into PowerPoint 2016.

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  8. Make Office Free.. The Free Version won't have many features then the original office but make it that you can type

    The Free Version won't have many features then the original office but make it that you can type!

    I hope you will have a great day!

    1 vote
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    Thank you for posting your request!

    If you have a Microsoft account (hotmail.com, outlook.com, live.com, msn.com) or an Office 365 work or school account, you should be able to view and edit a presentation for free in a web browser by saving the file to OneDrive or Dropbox and using PowerPoint Online to open it.
    https://office.live.com/start/PowerPoint.aspx

    Hope it works as an alternative solution for you.

    Thanks!
    PowerPoint Team

  9. Export slides to PDF without ink markup

    When exporting slides to PDF, unchecking the "include comments and ink markup" would result in a clean PDF with no ink (very useful when preparing lecture slides). That no longer works.

    In the latest update, the checkbox has be re-labeled "include comments," and the ink markup shows up in the PDF regardless of its selection. Small change, but a major inconvenience when prepping lecture materials, as I now have to save duplicate copies of lecture slides.

    PLEASE bring back the old functionality.

    7 votes
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    Hello Casey,

    Thank you for submitting your feedback! I wanted to reach out to let you know that we have fixed this issue and brought back the previous functionality. If you update to the most recent version of Office, you can easily remove ink when saving as PDF just as before.

    Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention and continuing to work with us on improving our products for customers worldwide. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may have caused.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to improve your experience with Office!

    Thank you,
    Elise

  10. 3 votes
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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. Make a real autosave feature

    So pretty much every competent program now has an autosave feature. PowerPoint still doesn't. It saves every once in a while and it crashes so often you have to save every time you type a letter and hope it doesn't crash while saving. Therefore, a real autosave feature would be great where it doesn't just use a periodic save function as a fake autosave. Also, PowerPoint is a hilariously unstable program and crashes all the time for no good reason.

    4 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! Office 365 users now have AutoSave for all files stored in OneDrive or SharePoint, which enables us to sync those changes, including to others in real-time if they are collaborating with you simultaneously. For local files, you still have AutoRecover, which can help recover information if you forget to save. You can configure that setting via File > Options > Save.

    To learn more about AutoSave, please see https://support.office.com/article/What-is-AutoSave-6d6bd723-ebfd-4e40-b5f6-ae6e8088f7a5

  13. Autosave should warn you if you open old presentations and you're going to lose slides

    In a Powerpoint presentation I built last year, I opened it so that I can remove a few sensitive slides and save-as another version. To my dismay Autosave was put on by default and promptly crashed powerpoint when I tried to deactivate it. When I opened Powerpoint I could not undo and recover the slides I deleted. This is incredibly frustrating. The user should be warned if Autosave is suddenly activated on older presentations, or warn the user that slides will be lost!

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    Thanks for your feedback! Now, Office will warn you that AutoSave was on for your file if you make changes to cloud files and then Save a Copy to another version. To avoid situations like this in the future, we recommend using Save a Copy first before making changes.

    As you know, with Version History, which you can access by clicking on the document name in the titlebar, you can restore any previous versions of the document.

    Please note that AutoSave only applies to files on OneDrive or SharePoint. For files stored elsewhere, such as your local hard drive, changes won’t get saved until you manually save.

    To learn more about AutoSave, please see https://support.office.com/article/What-is-AutoSave-6d6bd723-ebfd-4e40-b5f6-ae6e8088f7a5

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. icons as bullets

    Love the addition of the icon feature. It's going to save us a TON of time and space. Now to make it so we can use them as bullets, yes? It just makes sense to connect the two now...instead of saving them out as image files we'll have to "manage." That's the only way to do it for now, it seems. Please? :)

    6 votes
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  18. 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

  19. 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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  20. 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

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