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  1. 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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  2. highlight text

    In word I am able to lightlight text, but I can't do this in Powerpoint. Please add the ability to highlight text! (this isn't about highlighting during a slide show, this about highlighting text just like you can do in Word)

    9 votes
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  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. How about allowing me to organize fonts better in PP?

    I use many different types of fonts and I use many text boxes to make posters etc. Having to scroll through so many fonts is a big pain. I wish there was a way that I could keep MS PP fonts separate from the designer fonts I use. If I could move the fonts I use a lot to the top. I would also like to know which ones are preinstalled versus the ones I bought so I would know which ones I need to get commercial license for. I will download fonts to try but may not buy a…

    6 votes
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    Thanks for submitting feedback. In our latest PowerPoint app we support 3 sections in the font drop down that can help you with the issue you described (Theme Fonts, Recently Used Fonts, and All fonts). When you try out fonts, you will find them under “Recently Used Fonts”.

  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. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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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  12. Converting >1 PPT slides to a Single Animated GIF file

    Please work on creating a PPT feature to select multiple slides to allow a save as, a single Animated GIF file. The current method of multiple saves of each slide and 3rd party assembly is inefficient and often requires use of suspect malware/Ad laced code to avoid additional fees. I am paying more for Office365 now than I ever did and just not seeing the value. A wave of user switching to alternatives is coming!

    3 votes
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  13. 3 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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]

  16. 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!

  17. 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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  20. 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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