Lock an image or background image in place
Let me right click any object and lock it in place to avoid selection, movement and changes of any kind.
Keynote user here. My kid is using Powerpoint and i was struggling to find this simple feature. Are we saying it doesnt exist? Oh man. What a POS. No wonder peoples powerpoint decks normally look like a train wreck.
DAVID ULLMAN commented
Seems brain dead simple to add this feature. Why dont you?
YES!! I often put an image in ppt, such as a map or a photo, then add text boxes, arrows, etc to show details and information about the topic. If you don't click just right you end up moving the image and then the text boxes and arrows are out of place. It is maddening!! This should have been in place years ago. And all those instructions about locking an image are about locking the aspect ratio, not locking the location of the image.
Please, please, please give us the ability to lock objects in place. The single biggest annoyance and time waster of the program for me is when I try to grab and move one thing and something else moves instead.
Elizabeth Martinez commented
I voted for this improvement. I am creating an animation showing the fill/drain cycling of a self starting and stopping of a siphon aquaponics system. I am using the morph transition to do it. What I notice is that it is so easy to accidentally move an item just by clicking on it. I'd like to nail the item in place, with the ability to toggle the lock on and off as needed. Mahalo!
Paul Naveau commented
Raymond Fung commented
An alternative for the time being is to temporarily/long-term is to move your object into the slide master layout.
For locking a background image, you could try the format background picture fill option.
Ok here is my biggest pet peeve with PP. I will usually start out with adding a border to a PP and then add graphics as they fit within the border. OMG I am constantly fighting with PP since it always wants to default to selecting the border as the next thing I want to use. Also when I try to add another graphics the border will bounce out of place many times and this is sooooo aggravating. How about making it possible to lock the graphics in place with right click feature? Once a border or other graphic is selected and locked it will not automatically select it when you want to add another graphic. Also allow me to unlock the graphic the same way with right hand click. Right now there is one program that allow the locking but you can't unlock it which makes no sense. PP needs to do both.