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  1. 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.

    480 votes
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    • 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?

      259 votes
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      • Option to embed videos from other sources, such as Vimeo

        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.

        228 votes
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        • 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.

          208 votes
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          • 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.

            191 votes
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            • 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.

              179 votes
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              • 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

                147 votes
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                • 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!)

                  139 votes
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                  • Give an enamble/disable button for EPS insertion

                    Instead of just disabling EPS insertion for us, please include a check box somewhere so we can accept the consequences and be allowed to insert EPSs and see them instead of the can't be displayed message. Some of us are just plain not skilled enough to make changes to the registry and get it right. You have similar check boxes for Trust, VBA etc in Office products so you should be able to give this option as a setting and NOT a registry change. I don't think MS realizes what a game changer this is for those of us who…

                    101 votes
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                    • 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!

                      94 votes
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                      • 65 votes
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                        • 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

                          55 votes
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                          • PowerPoint text wrap.

                            Please enable text wrap in PowerPoint.

                            46 votes
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                            • Powerpoint Viewer for 2016

                              Please make a 2016 version of the app supporting all new transitions, animations, addons, and elements properly, without building compatibility versions or anything (like it was with the 2007 version).

                              45 votes
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                              • Only insert images from offline sources when using Change Picture feature

                                When I insert and image from the toolbar, I click [Insert Pictures] (rather than [Online Pictures]) and all is fine.

                                The problem lies when I want to change an image that is already in my presentation and the pop up box always slows things down by trying to load online picture sources. For many, this might not be a proble, but for a presentation professional who uses this function a lot, it is a problem as it reduces productivity and annoys the **** out of me.

                                Is there a way to set things to only ever use offline images when…

                                44 votes
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                                • 41 votes
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                                  • make it easier to get my slide numbers (and date and footer text) to show

                                    When I want slide numbers to show, I can't seem to make it happen reliably. When I don't want them to show, somehow they magically reappear.

                                    Why can't the headers and footers (slide numbers, dates and footer text) just work?

                                    40 votes
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                                    • 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…

                                      37 votes
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                                      • PowerPoint 2016 Error: Chart Links to Wrong Data

                                        Error: Duplicated chart reverts to data of original chart after the duplicated chart’s data has been changed. THIS IS NOT A FEATURE REQUEST, IT IS A REPLICABLE ERROR!

                                        Steps to replicate error:
                                        1. Open PowerPoint 2016
                                        2. New: Blank Presentation
                                        3. Insert Chart on slide: Stacked Column, this is slide 1
                                        4. Close the Data Sheet that automatically opened
                                        5. Duplicate slide 1, this is slide 2
                                        6. Go to slide 2: open Edit Data in Excel
                                        7. Change any data in the Excel worksheet: KEEP EXCEL DATA SHEET OPEN
                                        8. Duplicate slide 2, this is slide 3, do not…

                                        37 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          35 votes
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