Introduce the concept of layers to Powerpoint Templates
As the title says, Microsoft should introduce the concept of content layers, particularly for the Templates, with a minimum of 3 layers: background, content, foreground! It is currentlyimpossible, for example, to have page numbers, or logos, or whatever, that are part of the template to allways show on top, simply because the regular content (entered by the user in the actual slides) will always be "above" the template content... In all honesty, this is pretty silly and severily limiting any real template design.
I use loop videos. Without layers, the video doesn't start playing until the transition to the slide has completed. And the video stops, when transitioning to the next slide, as soon as the transition starts. If you're using the fade transition. it looks weird. This stops the action and looks unprofessional. Also if stopping the slide while a video is in play, the slide reverts back to the beginning of the video instead of stopping at the point of the video when the stop is activated. Help!
Cindy Tingley commented
Totally agree that this would be a very useful update!
David Christian Berg commented
I'm missing this feature since more than 15 years now, hoping that with each release it will finally be introduced, because it is such a no-brainer.
I would LOVE this! Especially because I would like to create a template where the user can add their own image UNDER a transparent color block (changing the color of the image). But currently there is no option to do this (other than provide the color block in the front end and *hope* they use it correctly (spoiler alert: they won't). Also I agree with wanting to keep the page number, our company logo, and our corporate copyright info visible on every slide!