PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. Automatically show the total number of slides

    PowerPoint allows me to insert slide numbers. I'd like to be able to have it worded as "2 (of 12)", "3 (of 12)", etc.

    1,134 votes
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  2. Allow for portrait and landscape orientation in the same presentation

    When creating a new presentation, users should be able to alternate between landscape and portrait slide orientation in the same file, similar to how Word allows this. Forcing portrait or landscape makes users have to create multiple presentations and then splice them together outside of PowerPoint.

    1,080 votes
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  3. Introduce Saving a Table Template in PowerPoint

    Provide the ability to save table design templates (similarly to how chart design templates are saved). This would cut out the need to use a separate programme like AvoPress and allow consistent tables throughout the deck.

    624 votes
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  4. Lock placeholder and other objects to prevent modification

    Lock placeholder and objects and its preferences so they cant be modified in any way. Also make option to autofit och manually crop the added items like images to image placeholder.

    Lock dont need to be permanent. But if you want to undo the lock you have to rightclick on object and "unlock".

    Why do we need this? To create templates that follow certain guidelines and rules that your company, organisation, school etc have. This would prevent the user to accidently move an object on the created presentation or tutorial.

    /Stefan

    505 votes
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  5. Text wrapping

    Please include text wrap around for pictures, tables and other objects. Why would you include wrapping in other office products but not Power Point?

    468 votes
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  6. Continuous scrolling between slides

    I'd like to be able to scroll down one slide and have part of the next one come up under it, instead of jumping entirely to the next slide. Often when I've zoomed a slide for detail work, I get too close to the bottom margin and suddenly I'm on another slide.

    332 votes
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  7. NDI output support for PowerPoint

    I'd like to recommend a feature to be added to the PowerPoint application. NDI is a high quality, low latency professional video IP format that I think would be a good addition to this application. I would allow you to share the output of PowerPoint on other peoples computer using a free NDI Monitor application or send the output into professional video production solutions.

    The Skype team at Microsoft has added NewTek NDI support into their product. PowerPoint would be the next product that I think should be enhanced with this royalty free technology. You can learn more about NDI…

    316 votes
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  8. Clipart

    in Powerpoint 2010 we could use Clipart and customize it to include company graphics, which were indexed and thus searchable via keywrds.
    That allowed our users to create a presentation with our company's concepts and graphics.
    Starting in PowerPoint 2013 this option was removed, and replaced by 2 options:
    1. The Bing online search for images and clip-arts (which searches for generally available graphics on the Internet)
    2. Connect to the user's OneDrive and add files from there. (which are personal user files)
    Both of these options do not deliver what we need, which is a centrally managed (add /…

    316 votes
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  9. Add a Column Break command for multiple column text boxes

    Currently in a multiple column text box, one has to add extra spaces to force a line into the second column, why not have a column break command in PPT as there is in Word

    288 votes
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  10. Show hidden Characters

    To make editing an reviewing presentations produced by someone lese more efficiant and convieniant it would be a huge improvement to be enabled to make the hidden Characters, such as Paragraph, Linebreak, Tabstopp and so, visible. Comparable with Word and Outlook (powered by Word).

    Its not efficiant to copy everything to word, to have a general overview how the slides had been produced.

    Many thanks for your votes in advance.

    278 votes
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  11. Ink Replay in Slide Show mode

    The new Ink Replay feature is awesome. Add it to Slide Show mode, so the Ink Replay works as a standard animation. This would be amazing.

    267 votes
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  12. in Presenter View, show thumbnails of next 4 or 5 slides

    in Presenter View, show thumbnails of next 4 or 5 slides - the way it use to be in 2013, and IS for PowerPoint or Mac

    161 votes
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  13. change units from inches to pixels

    Please give the option to change the units (globally) from inches to pixels - way more useful to think that way with a digital-only presentation.

    139 votes
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  14. Problem with PowerPoint 2016 - no longer able to select multiple hyperlinks from Excel to PP to either update or break them

    Upgraded from PowerPoint 2010 to 2016 (Win 7, 64-bit), but now I'm no longer able to select multiple hyperlinks from Excel to PP to either update or break. Please fix!

    129 votes
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  15. Changing Language to apply to all slides.

    We share PowerPoint documents with Canada, and many times the language is not set to English, it is set to French. It shows many spelling errors in spellcheck and I can't set the language back to English to all slides at once. Each text box requires an individual language. I tried changing to outline mode and it still did not change. Sorry, I shouldn't have to set a macro to change the language in a presentation.

    124 votes
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  16. Automatically advance to next slide after triggered animation

    It would be nice to have an option to automatically transition to the next slide after click-triggered animations have played.

    123 votes
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  17. Slide Library Management

    Add the ability to export, search, and import individual slides from a slide library (file folder). Each export should include the ability to add one or more tags to make it easier to find a slide to import. The search functionality and import browser should show the slides so that you can easily view the slide before importing it.

    119 votes
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  18. Add support for ligatures

    Ligatures for Open Type fonts are supported in Word, but not available in Powerpoint. Especially with large fonts, ligatures can improve slides visually. Adding the "advanced" font features from Word to Powerpoint would benefit Powerpoint greatly!

    110 votes
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  19. Please make a curtain-closing transition in powerpoint

    We have seen many new transitions. The curtains transition was a milestone.But to end a presentation , we also need to close the curtains at the end after opening them at the very start of the ppt.

    95 votes
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  20. PowerPoint 2013 & 2016 search/find have awful usability (autocomplete, history)

    Two years ago I posted a thread on the Microsoft Partner Support community in which I complained that the PowerPoint 2013 search/find function automatically completes from past search history in such a way that the user frequently ends up searching for something other than what they wanted.

    There are two failure modes:

    1. The immediately previously searched text is remembered, and the field is not automatically selected, so if the user simply starts a search (Ctrl+F) and starts typing, they get whatever they're typing PLUS WHATEVER WAS THERE BEFORE, which is almost never right.

    2. The search field autocompletes past…

    86 votes
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    Thank you for the feedback!

    The first issue of keywords not automatically selected upon re-opening the search dialog has been fixed in Office 365. Please update your version and give it a try!

    We’ll look into the second suggestion.

    Thanks!
    PowerPoint Team

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